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Metal News for June 10, 2014

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Pit Stories: The Disappearing Groupie

Every week we check in with metal bands from across the globe to get their best stories about life as a musician.

Normally these tales center around the mayhem in the mosh pit, but sometimes bands have stories so interesting from the practice room or even trips to shows that we've just got to share them.

Today guitarist Renaud Baril from Trainwreck Architect shares this chilling tale of how the band ended up with a beer fridge:

Some people wonder why our jam space fridge is always filled with fresh beers. Here's my confession of a really strange story that happen some years ago...

Our jam space is located on St-Antoine street in Montreal, in an old building just behind the Bell Center. The artwork of our latest album 'Traits of the Sick' portrays the neighborhood at his best: old buildings collapsing in pieces, teethless prostitutes... you have to check where you walk or you'll get your feet on a needle and get HIV! At this time of the year, when the snow has melted, there is a putrid smell of rotten beer.

It was at night, we just finished a show at Piranha bar, and I was walking toward the jam space with a girl I picked at the show... she was named Rebecca. Two blocks away from the jam space, there were ruins of a building being destroyed. It was not totally destroyed yet, but there was a pile of junk lying near the street. Upon this pile of junk, I saw an object some people might recognize: one of these olive green old school fridge.

It has been a while since the rest of the band were wishing for a fridge in the jam space. I had a chance to make everyone in the band happy. Also, Rebecca was this kind of rockabilly girl so she convinced we needed this piece of collection in the jam space.

So I climbed the junk pile and took the fridge. Damn this fridge was heavy! We removed all the saw dust from the fridge and carried it at the jam space. (I will admit it, Rebecca helped me to carry it... not that I'm weak but damn this fridge was really heavy!)

As usual, the elevator was broken, so we had to use the stairs, five levels up! At the top, we were so tired, we wished there was some beers in this fridge, but there was not...not yet!

In the jam room, I plugged the fridge to make sure it was working. It was like in those old horror movies, all the lights in the jam room flashed for 10 seconds... then everything went okay. Surprisingly the fridge was working fine.

We did not really pay attention to the fridge after that. I just wanted to spend a good time with that chick. After one hour though, I had to take a leak, so I left the jam room, leaving her alone (with the fridge).

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Dark Tranquillity Announces Tour With Insomnium

Sweden's Dark Tranquillity and Finland's Insomnium have announced a North American tour together.

The Century Media package will start in New York City in the first week of January 2015 and run through the end of the month. See dates below.

Dark Tranquillity released latest album "Construct" (reviewed here) in May of 2013. Insomnium's new album "Shadows of the Dying Sun" (read our review) also hit stores last month.

Jan 4: New York, NY - The Gramercy Theatre
Jan 5: West Springfield, VA - Empire
Jan 6: Philadelphia, PA - The Trocadero
Jan 7: Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Jan 8: Quebec City, QC - Dagobert
Jan 9: Montreal, QC - FouFounes
Jan 10: Ottawa, ON - Mavericks
Jan 11: Toronto, ON - Opera House
Jan 12: Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Jan 13: Cleveland, OH - Agora Ballroom
Jan 14: Kokomo, IN - Centerstage
Jan 15: Joliet, IL - Mojoes
Jan 16: Minnesota, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
Jan 17: Winnipeg, MB - The West End Cultural Center
Jan 18: Saskatoon, SK - Louis Pub
Jan 19: Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room
Jan 20: Calgary, AB - Republik
Jan 22: Vancouver, BC - The Venue
Jan 23: Seattle, WA - El Corazon
Jan 24: Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theatre
Jan 25: San Francisco, CA - Slims
Jan 26: Anaheim, CA - The Grove
Jan 27: Tempe, AZ - Club Red
Jan 29: Dallas, TX - Neon Trees

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Bowl Ethereal Announces 7" Release

Bowl Ethereal announces a new 7" coming this Summer via Southern Lord. This release is an expansion of the digital-only "Five Minutes" debut.

Bowl Ethreal is a duo from Virginia comprising Brian Metz (Amish Control Tower) on guitar, bass and production, and math metal luminary Pen Rollings (Honor Role, Breadwinner, Loincloth) on drums and arrangement/deconstruction duties.

On this Brad Boatright mastered self-titled 7", Bowl Ethereal opts for brevity, offering six songs in six minutes. "Bowl Ethereal" will see North American release on July 22nd, limited to six-hundred copies worldwide.

Preorders are available at this location, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Twenty Three Exciter Dreams
2. Initial Nutrient Receptacle
3. God's Damned
4. Cryonic Slumber
5. The Last Minute
6. The Sixth Sickener

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Tombs Posts Track-By-Track Video

Brooklyn's Tombs has officially released new album "Savage Gold," and front man Mike Hill filmed a series of videos providing track-by-track commentary for the release.

In the videos, Mike Hill goes into in-depth detail about the inspiration behind "Savage Gold." This series of videos is being hosted by HeavyBlogIsHeavy.com and the first installment can be viewed below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Thanatos
2. Portraits
3. Seance
4. Echoes
5. Deathtripper
6. Edge of Darkness
7. Ashes
8. Legacy
9. Severed Lives
10. Spiral More...

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"Project Rogue" Crowd Funding Campaign Announced

Project Rogue is a new crowd funding project featuring existing Rogue Records America artists teaming up with 16 cross-genre metal titans to create a new studio and video project.

You can find the perks for donating and make your own contribution to the project at this location. All the Project Rogue artists will collaborate together, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

Raymond Herrera - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Shavo Odadjian - System Of A Down
Chris Adler - Lamb Of God
Rob Barrett - Cannibal Corpse
John Boecklin - Devildriver
Paul Masvidal - Death/Cynic
David Davidson - Revocation
Sean Reinert - Death/Cynic
Jon Howard - Threat Signal/Arkaea
Mitch Harris - Napalm Death
Jed Simon - Scar The Martyr/Strapping Young Lad
Frank Watkins - Obituary/Gorgoroth
Wayne Static - Static X
Christian Olde Wolbers - Fear Factory/Arkaea
Pat Lachman - Damageplan
Logan Mader - Machine Head/Soulfly
JD Schmidt - Nociceptor
Robert Luciani - Means End
Vincent Zylstra - Synthetic Breed
Andrew Zink - Akeldama
Connor Reibling - Akeldama

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Equilibrium Recruits New Bass Player

The German epic metal heroes in Equilibrium today introduce a new bass player: Jen Majura has been named the successor for the recently stepped out bass player Sandra van Eldik.

The band states: "Since today Equilibrium are complete again! The position on the bass guitar will be filled with Jen Majura, perhaps some of you may know her from Knorkator. We are very proud to have found such an excellent musician and the rehearsal room is allready full of energy! So, say hello to Jen and welcome her with us in the big Equi-family! Welcome aboard Jen!"

The band's new album "Erdentempel" (reviewed here) is also out now via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Animus Divine Posts "No Respect" Video

After we premiered the new song "Leonard Lawrence" online, Animus Divine has teamed up with Revolver Magazine to release a video for "No Respect," which can be seen below.

The track is the lead single from Animus Divine’s new album "NOVO." The release was produced by From First To Last and D.R.U.G.S. guitarist Matt Good.

"A stressful shoot for our first music video, at least for us director Jeremy Tremp was true professional. Our original set idea had fallen through and the staff of the band rooms where we were planning on shooting at were not being cooperative in giving us access to areas they would otherwise have given us," said Animus Divine frontman Chuck Clark. "We ended up saying fuck it and brought all our gear out back, re-arranged some things and started shooting. The staff was less then pleased to say the least, but after a stern warning we continued. I think 'No Respect' fit the situation perfectly." More...

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Dead By Wednesday To Tour With Shadows Fall

Connecticut’s own Dead By Wednesday is pleased to announce an upcoming U.S. tour with fellow New England outfit Shadows Fall.

The band will join the tour on June 20th in Chicopee, MA and will trek throughout the Midwest and Eastern U.S. before the tour comes to a close on July 6th in Binghamton, NY. See below for a full listing of current dates.

Dead By Wednesday will release "Death Of A Rockstar" on June 24th. The album, produced by Nicholas T. Rage of Toxic Holocaust (Hatebreed, Kingdom of Sorrow, Jasta), will be available online for download via iTunes, Amazon, & more. You can pre-order a bundle or a limited edition digipack right here. More...

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Space Eater Releases Music Video

Serbian thrash metal band Space Eater has released its first video for a song from the upcoming “Passing Through the Fire to Molech” album.

The video is entitled “A Thousand Plagues” and was produced and directed by the band. Check it out in the player below. The new record will be released on June 27, 2014 through Pure Steel Records. The track listing is:

1. Unjagged
2. Passing through the Fire of Molech
3. Daisy Cutter
4. P.O.W.
5. Ninja Assassin
6. A Thousand Plagues
7. Exhibition of Humanity
8. Ultra-Violence
9. Medea
10. In Hospital More...

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Rings Of Saturn Finishes Recording Album

Bay Area technical death metal outfit Rings Of Saturn recently completed work on a forthcoming new full-length.

Set for release this Fall via Unique Leader Records, the record was produced by Brette Ciamarra at Studio 344 (Kamikabe, Those Who Fear, Trophies et al) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The album features the drum prowess of Black Tongue/Infant Annihilator basher Aaron Kitcher, guest solo work by Day Of Reckoning guitarist Rusty Cooley, and custom artwork by Mark Cooper of Mind Rape Art.

The offering also boasts a vicious cover of "No Pity For A Coward" from California deathcore merchants Suicide Silence, in honor of late frontman, Mitch Lucker.

Comments guitarist Lucas Mann of the forthcoming release, "We are very pleased with the final outcome of the new album and are looking forward to unleashing it on our fans in the coming months! Through a group writing effort, we have taken a new and exciting direction with this album while still staying true to the brutal, technical, and overwhelming sound that Rings Of Saturn fans enjoy. We are looking forward to all the feedback from everyone, as well as hitting the road again on tour with the new material." More...

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Brutal Blues Streaming Debut Mini-Album

As Selfmadegod Records releases the debut recordings from Norwegian grindcore duo, Brutal Blues, Invisible Oranges cross-examines the band on their blazing tactics, with the interrogation now running alongside a stream of the entire self-titled debut mini-album. Listen to the release below, or check out the interview at this location.

Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Steinar (Psudoku, Parlamentarisk Sodomi, BxSxRx) and drummer/vocalist Anders (Blodsprut, Moha!, Noxagt, Ultralyd), Brutal Blues unleashes blisteringly fast grindcore for diehard fanatics of Antigama, Discordance Axis, Human Remains and the like.

Having just completed a two-week European tour in support of the release, Brutal Blues will continue to inundate the masses with new live shows through the rest of the year. Currently announced dates are as follows:

10/01/2014 Bei Ruth - Berlin, Germany w/ Batalj
10/09/2014 Cave 12 - Geneva, Switzerland
10/10/2014 Gaffer Fest - Lyon, France
10/17/2014 Bloodshed Fest - Eindhoven, Netherlands
10/18/2014 OCCII - Amsterdam, Netherlands
10/19/2014 Worm - Rotterdam, Netherlands More...

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Destrage Comments On U.K. Tech Fest Appearance

At the U.K. Tech Fest 2014, Destrage will join Vildhjarta, Glass Cloud, The Safety Fire, The Eyes Of A Traitor, Deadly Circus Fire. and many more.

The festival returns July 10th - 14th, 2014 with a crushing next-generation metal line-up. Back for its third year, the festival has upgraded venues to the prestigious Newark Showground in Nottinghamshire. For more info visit this location.

Destrage vocalist Paolo Colavolpe is well looking forward to it, commenting: "We're stoked to announce our presence at UK Tech Metal Fest this Summer! This will be our first UK show ever and it will happen at one of the coolest European festivals, sharing the stage with such great bands like The Ocean, The Safety Fire, Aliases, our mates in Alaya and more! So we're looking forward to meet ya all there on July 13th and we definitely can't wait to make your ears bleed, England!"

The band's new album "Are You Kidding Me? No." is out now, and you can read our review at this location. More...

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Architects Releases "Gravedigger" Video

Architects has unveiled a brand new video for the single "Gravedigger," which was directed by Tom Welsh and filmed at Essigfabrik in Cologne, Germany.

The video can be seen below, and "Gravedigger" is taken off the "Lost Forever // Lost Together" album out now. Pick up your own copy at iTunes here. The album's track listing is as follows:

01. Gravedigger
02. Naysayer
03. Broken Cross
04. The Devil Is Near
05. Dead Man Talking
06. Red Hypergiant
07. C.A.N.C.E.R
08. Colony Collapse
09. Castles In The Air
10. Youth Is Wasted On The Young
11. The Distant Blue More...

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Disperse Announces New Tour Dates

Progressive metal outfit Disperse has announced new U.K. tour dates beginning on July 5th in London and running through the U.K. Tech Fest.

Disperse will be touring as part of the "Tech Fest: Prog your Chops Off!" lineup, alongside Felix Martin and Aeolist. A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found below. Disperse is touring in support of the "Living Mirrors" album, which is available for streaming after the jump.

7/5/14 London, UK @ The Unicorn
7/6/14 Brighton UK @ The Green Door Store
7/7/14 Manchester UK @ Sound Control
7/8/14 Leeds, UK @ The Packhorse
7/9/14 Cambridge, UK @ The Portland Arms
7/10-14/14 Newark Showground @ UK Tech Fest More...

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Black Tongue Signs Record Deal

Black Tongue has signed a worldwide deal with SOAR/Century Media Records. The label comments:

"Acknowledged as one of the fastest rising DIY acts on the UK Metal underground, the down tempo mob have exploded onto the scene with two crushingly heavy EPs in the past year and a half.

"Formed by members of modern grind/death Metal enigmas Infant Annihilator, Black Tongue has exploded onto the scene in the most bombastic of fashions after the release of their first EP 'Falsifier,' which quickly established the band's gruesome intentions and resulted and a online epidemic of new fans.

"Now already renowned as one of the most devastating live acts on the U.K. underground, Black Tongue delivers the sort of sonic barrage that is akin to receiving an acid tipped sledgehammer to the gut. Those unfamiliar with the band can check out the video for 'Coma,' which also features guest vocals from now-label mates Martyr Defiled's Matt Jones. More...

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Cannabis Corpse Premieres New Track

Richmond's weed-obsessed death dealers in Cannabis Corpse will unleash their new album "From Wisdom to Baked" in North America on June 24th (June 20th worldwide).

For those who can't wait till the end of the month to pick up the bong and start taking hits, today we give you a pre-puff with the exclusive premiere of the track "Pull The Carb." Experience the haze of metal below, and let us know what you think of the track!

You can also pre-order the album via Season of Mist here. The Cannabis Corpse trio, including Municipal Waste bassist/Iron Reagan guitarist Landphil and former GWAR guitarist Brent Legion, fuse influences from the halcyon days of Florida death into a brutal, modern death metal attack.

Punishing new tracks like "Zero Weed Tolerance," "Individual Pot Patterns," "Baptized in Bud," and "THC Crystal Mountain" are nothing short of killer metal, giving voice to insane stories of marijuana zombies, arcane pot lore, and demented hillbilly cannabis farmers.

The album features guest appearances from Chris Barnes (Six Feet Under), Trevor Strand (The Black Dahlia Murder), Digestor (Ghoul) and the track listing is as follows:

1. Baptized In Bud
2. Zero Weed Tolerance
3. Weedless Ones
4. Individual Pot Patterns (streaming here)
5. Pull The Carb
6. Considered Dank
7. Voice Of The Bowl
8. THC Crystal Mountain
9. With Their Hash He Will Create
10. From Wisdom To Baked
11. Medicinal Healing More...

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Maverick Signs To Massacre Records

Massacre Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Maverick:

"Are you ready for a hard rockin', heavy hittin', ass kickin', dual guitar-wielding wrecking machine from Belfast, Northern Ireland? Meet Maverick, everyone!

"The band was formed in summer 2012 with the aim of writing music the way they wanted to hear it, combining elements from Skid Row, Van Halen, Whitesnake and Judas Priest. More...

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Wolvhammer Posts New Track

Today, Noisey.Vice.com unloads the newest single hailing from Midwestern cult Wolvhammer's upcoming third LP, "Clawing Into Black Sun," set for release July 8th via Profound Lore.

With nearly seven minutes of sorrow, "The Desanctification" churns with anguished and pained harmonies that can be heard below.

The previously posted track "Death Division" can also be heard at this location. More...

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Hybrid Reality Streaming New Single

Hungary's very own solo act Hybrid Reality has a brand new single out now titled "Samsara," which can be heard below.

Hybrid Reality's K.E. Lenhard is working in the studio now on the project's third EP called "Home." The new album will include 5 songs and will be released later this Summer.

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Zaum Announces New Tour Dates

Zaum has announced the dates for Canadian and European tours in support of new album "Oracles," which is due out June 13th, 2014 on Swedish label I Hate.

The band will join forces with Halifax atmospheric post-rock band Kuato for a dual album release tour throughout Eastern & Atlantic Canada this August, and later this Fall will trek to Europe for an extensive 31 date tour throughout September-October.

"The heart of Zaum lies in the old middle-east while the message via the mind (mantra) is translated into a droned doom space." commented frontman Kyle McDonald, "We’re very much on our own trip and not trying to fit in with any pre-ventured path or formula of any kind. We hope to induce a deeper state of thought."

Canadian tour dates:
June 13 - Pictou, NS @ Trenton Youth Center
June 14 - Sydney, NS @ Fox Den
June 20 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Fishbones ^
June 21 - Saint John, NB @ Pub Down Under ^
July 5 - Halifax, NS @ Bus Stop Theatre
Aug 2 - Quebec City, QC @ Salle Unisson *
Aug 4 - Kingston, ON @ The Artel *
Aug 5 - Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge *
Aug 6 - Kitchener, ON @ The Outpost *
Aug 7 - Toronto, ON @ The Boat *
Aug 8 - Ottawa, ON @ House of TARG *
Aug 9 - Montreal, QC @ Drones *
Aug 15 - Moncton, NB @ Esquire Tavern *
Aug 16 - Charlottetown, PEI @ TBA
Aug 22 - Halifax, NS @ The Seahorse *
Aug 23 - Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex *
* indicates with Kuato
^ indicates dates with Bison B.C. More...

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Stigmhate Posts Album Teaser

Black metal band Stigmhate has released a teaser video for new album "Zodacare Od Zodameranu," which is due out June 22nd on Bakerteam Records.

Active in the extreme metal scene for the last 15 years, Stigmhate is back with its most obscure and oppressive album to date, both musically and lyrically. The album was recorded and mixed between Outer Sound Studios and Destroyed Studios by Giuseppe Orlando (Novembre, Necrodeath) and Stigmhate's own guitarist Mike.

The release was mastered at Hertz Studios (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated), while the cover artwork and packaging was handled by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco (Dimmu Borgir, Keep Of Kalessin, Dark Funeral). Some very special guest appearances by Shyaithan (Impiety) and Nachtgarm (Negator, Dark Funeral) have also been announced. More...

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Arch Enemy Premieres New Music Video

Arch Enemy premiered the music video for the new track "No More Regrets" over at No Clean Singing at this location (also streaming in the player below).

This is the latest video for the upcoming new release "War Eternal," which is set to drop today via Century Media Records in North America.

The track list for "War Eternal" (see review here)

1. Tempore Nihil Sanat (Prelude in F minor)
2. Never Forgive, Never Forget
3. War Eternal
4. As The Pages Burn (see lyric video)
5. No More Regrets
6. You Will Know My Name (see music video)
7. Graveyard Of Dreams
8. Stolen Life
9. Time Is Black
10. On And On
11. Avalanche
12. Down To Nothing
13. Not Long For This World

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Scimitar Reveals New EP Artwork

Irish thrash outfit Scimitar has issued the following announcement about releasing an upcoming EP:

"Warriors!! We're proud to release our new EP cover art, illustrated by Ronan McCabe! Currently working hard recording the 'Plague In The Vatican,' our second EP coming in 2014."

Scimitar consists of:

Chriz Baird - Bass
Jonny Gray - Vocals
Ryan Atkin - Drums
John Thompson - Guitars More...

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Waning Releases "Never Leave An Imprint"

Gothenburg black metal band Waning has a new release out now titled "Never Leave an Imprint," which is available for streaming online.

Check it out in the player below, or buy your own copy via Bandcamp here. The track listing is:

1. Derail Me 04:20
2. Closure 04:58
3. At the Peak of Indifference 04:41
4. Do Not Make a Sound 05:31

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Hammer Fight Posts "Ginger Rails" Video

Hammer Fight's new music video for "Ginger Rails" is out now! The video was directed by DCintheCity and can be seen below.

"Ginger Rails" comes off the "Chug Of War" album, which has the following track listing:

1. Ruben's Ride 02:40
2. I Didn't Feel Like Drinking (Until I Started Drinking) 02:18
3. DisasTOUR 01:57
4. Foot Chase 02:53
5. Ginger Rails 02:58
6. Get Wrecked 02:29
7. Sleeping With the Enemy 03:34
8. Queer Eye For the Scene Guy 02:30
9. Down the Line 02:08
10. Made in Rock 02:56
11. Hella Weights 01:50
12. Stellar Mass 04:44
13. Bar Room Bully 03:21

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Septicflesh Streaming Full New Album

The new Septicflesh album "Titan" is nearing release on June 20th (EU) via Season of Mist and June 23rd (USA) via Prosthetic Records.

Today the band has made all of "Titan" available for streaming online ahead of the release date. Check out the songs below, thanks to MetalAsFuck.net.

This new album follows the Greek symphonic death metal band's previous 2011 full-length "The Great Mass" (reviewed here). More...

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Within The Ruins Posts Lyric Video

The fourth Within The Ruins LP "Phenomena" is due for release this coming July 22nd, 2014.

The new effort will be the followup to the "Elite" full-length released early last year.

Today a track off "Phenomena" has been available online for streaming. Check out a lyric video for "Gods Amongst Men" below.

Pre-orders for the new album are available over at this location.

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Burden Of Grief Streaming New Track "Unchained"

German melodic death metal act Burden of Grief is streaming the new track "Unchained." The song is the title track of the band's upcoming sixth full length studio release, which is set to drop on July 18th via Massacre Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Awaken The Nightmare
2. Unchained
3. Sounds Of Desperation
4. Operation Eagle Eye
5. Fearless Heart
6. The Final Chapter
7. Your Heaven Is Gone
8. Turmoil To The Void
9. Black Evolution 666 More...

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Reaper Posts In Studio Diary For New Album

German metal act Reaper posted an in studio diary on the recording of the band's upcoming, yet untitled, fifth studio album. The album will mark the first since 2009's "Gardens of Seth" was issued on STF Records. The new release is expected for release on July 25th via Massacre Records.

More information is expected shortly. The studio diary includes snippets of new material - check it out here:

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Crystal Eyes Streaming New Track "Hail The Fallen"

Swedish power metal act Crystal Eyes is streaming the new song "Hail the Fallen." The song will appear on the upcoming new album "Killer," which is set for release on July 25th via Massacre Records. the band's seventh studio album will see the return of drummer Martin Tilander (Freternia), who appeared on the band's 1994 self-titled demo.

The track list for "Killer" is:

1. Killer
2. Warrior
3. Hail The Fallen
4. Solar Mariner
5. Forgotten Realms
6. Spotlight Rebel
7. The Lord Of Chaos
8. Dreamers On Trial
9. Dogs On Holy Ground

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The Chant Releases New Music Video "Minotaur"

Finnish progressive act The Chant released a new music video for the track "Minotaur." The song appears on the new release "New Haven," which is out today in North America via Lifeforce Records. All filming and editing of the new video was by Samppa Fjäder, assisted by Pekka Loponen and Kimmo Tukiainen.

The track listing for "New Haven" is:

1. Earthen
2. Minotaur
3. Playwright
4. Falling Kind (streaming here)
5. Drifter
6. Cloud Symmetry
7. Until We Witness
8. Come to Pass (see lyric video)

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Origin Posts "Absurdity Of What I Am" Lyric Video

Topeka death metal act Origin premiered the lyric video for the new track "Absurdity of What I Am" over at Terrorizer at this location (also in the player below). The song will appear on the band's upcoming new release "Omnipresent," which is set to drop on July 4th via Agonia Records in Europe and July 8th via Nuclear Blast Records in North America.

1. All Things Dead see lyric video)
3. Permanence
4. Manifest Desolate (streaming here)
5. Absurdity of What I Am
6. Source of Icon O
7. Continuum
8. Unattainable Zero
9. Redistribution of Filth
10. Obsolescence
11. Malthusian Collapse
12. The Indiscriminate
13. Kill Yourself (S.O.D. Cover)

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Kalidia Streaming Title Track Of Debut Album

Italian melodic power metal act Kalidia released the first single - and title track - for the band's upcoming debut full length album will be entitled "Lies Device." The album will be issued on June 27th via the band in CD and digital formats. Pre-orders for the release will commence on June 10th over here. Check out the song "Lies Device" in the player below.

The album was recorded at Eden Studios in Pisa, Italy and was produced, mixed and mastered by Vision Divine's Alessio Lucatti (Etherna).

The track for "Lies Device" is:

1. The Lost Mariner
2. Hiding from the sun
3. Dollhouse (Labyrinth of Thoughts)
4. Reign of Kalidia
5. Harbinger of Serenity (feat. Andrea Racco)
6. Black Magic
7. Shadow will be Gone
8. Lies' Device
9. Winged Lords
10. In Black and White (feat. Alessandro Lucatti)

Check out "Lies Device" here: More...

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Steel Prophet Announces More "Omniscient" Details

California's Steel Prophet revealed more details about the upcoming new release of "Omniscient," the first new studio album in 10 years. The album drops on July 8th via Cruz del Sur Records and sees the band returning to the classic sound led by Steve Kachinsky Blakmoor (guitarist and founding member) and by veteran metal singer Rick Mythiasin. The recording lineup is completed by Vince Dennis (bass), Chris Schleyer (guitar), and Jimmy Schultz (drums); after the recording original drummer John Tarascio, and guitarist John Paget returned to the band together.

12 of the tracks off "Omniscient" are based on an original story written by Kachinsky. The idea of telling a story throughout a whole album is similar to the band's 1999 classic "Dark Hallucinations," which was based on the famous book “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury. German Artist Timo Würz was hired to create the cover artwork and the 12 original illustrations in the CD booklet that go along with the story. The album also contains a bonus track, a cover of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which was successfully presented by the band at the 2013 edition of the Keep It True Festival in Germany.

"Omniscient" will be released in limited edition 36-page digibook, regular compact disc, limited gate-fold double LP and digital download. The track listing is:

1. Chariots of the Gods
2. The Tree of Knowledge
3. When I Remake the World (A Key Flaw)
4. 911
5. Trickery of the Scourge
6. Through Time and Space
7. Aliens, Spaceships and Richard M. Nixon
8. Oleander Deux
9. 666 is Everywhere (The Heavy Metal Blues) (see music video here)
10. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen Cover)
11. Call of Katahdin
12. Funeral for Art
13. 1984 (George Orwell is Rolling in His Grave)
14. Transformation Staircase More...

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KXM Posts New Music Video "Gunfight"

KXM, the new hard rock act featuring King's X frontman Dug Pinnick and ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch and Korn drummer Ray Luzier, posted a new music video for the track "Gunfight." The song appears on the band's debut self-titled album, which is available now through Rat Pak Records.

Check out "Gunfight" here:

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Innvein Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

Argentinian symphonic progressive metal band Innvein posted a guitar playthrough video for the track "Withering Rose." he song appears on the debut self-released LP "Timeless" and the video features brothers Ignacio and Patricio Rodriguez.

Check out "Withering Rose" here:

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