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Metal News for June 11, 2013

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42 news articles posted on this day.

Seth Streaming Full New Album

Seth's fifth full-length "The Howling Spirit" is hitting North American stores today. "The Howling Spirit" marks the triumphant return of this pioneering French black metal act after after an eight-year hiatus.

The new album is also available on Bandcamp and can be heard through the player below. The track listing is:

1. In Aching Agony
2. Killing My Eyes
3. One Ear to the Earth, One Eye on Heaven
4. Howling Prayers (Act I)
5. He Whose Heart Is Heavy with Sin
6. Ten Barrels (A Scourge for the World, a Plague for His Soul)
7. Scars Born from Bleeding Stars
8. Howling Prayers (Act II)
9. Mort-luisant
10. Dicing with Death More...

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Garden Posts EP Recording Video

Garden is currently working on a new EP, and now the band has posted a recording update video online. Check it out below, and the band also comments:

"We've been filming some of the recording this week, and have put together an update for your aural pleasure, wherein I sing out of tune, Dan drops some sheet music and Patrick plays an Emin instead of an Amin! Hilarious!"

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Necronomicon Streaming Full New Album

"Rise of the Elder Ones," Canadian extreme metal horde Necronomicon's new album, is out today in North America.

The album is now streaming via Metal Maniacs or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Resurrected
2. The End of Times
3. The Living God (Pharaoh of Gods Part II)
4. The Nuclear Chaos
5. From Beyond
6. Rise of the Elder Ones
7. The Valley of the Lost Souls
8. Celestial Being
9. Dark Corners of the Earth
10. The Fallen More...

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Black Sheep Wall Offering EP For Free Download

Black Sheep Wall is offering the band's new EP, titled "It Begins Again," for free download at Bandcamp here. You can also stream the tracks below.

The brand new EP will be released as a limited edition 10" vinyl on July 19th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Ancient Fvck
2. Provider
3. Angelic Exorcism

The LA based, doom-inclined modern metal outfit recorded "It Begins Again" at Love Juice Labs in Riverside, CA. Artwork was done by Jeff Rogers, who previously did the artwork for the band's Season of Mist debut, "No Matter Where It Ends."

Regarding the new material, vocalist Trae Malone said, "For this EP, I thought we could do something special. We decided to record our new material with Black Sheep Wall's original vocalist, Jeff Ventimiglia. Everyone has been so welcoming of my presence in the group, since the beginning, so I thought it would be a nice gesture, to all the individuals that have supported us, through the years. I have been a fan/friend of Jeff's for years. Regarding the music, I listen to a lot of doom/sludge/grunge, new and old. Most of it is from Europe. With this EP, I really wanted to tap into some of the traditional tones of that genre. It just feels like an organic progression of the music, it just feels right. This EP felt good to get out." More...

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GOG Announces CD Release For "Ironworks"

The CD and digital versions of GOG's latest album "Ironworks" will be released on August 30th (September 3rd in North America) via Season of Mist. For the occasion, this genuine ode to the death of the American dream, recorded in a late 19th century blacksmith shop, will be adorned with a brand new cover artwork. The track listing is:

1. 1870-1906
2. Tasks Which Destroy Body And Soul
3. God Says To Love You In Chains
4. A Promised Eternity Fulfilled With Cancer
5. Into Her, She Carved The Word Empty
6. I Draw My Strength From You

Masterminded by noise innovator Michael Bjella, GOG has toiled in the underground community for a decade. "Ironworks" is available for pre-order as digipak CD on Season of Mist’s e-shop here. More...

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American Me Cancels European Tour

Oregon's American Me has checked in with the following announcement about canceling the band's previously schedule European shows:

"We're very sorry Europe but we will not be able to come over in July and August. We will be rescheduling the tour for early 2014.

"Some stuff has come up and it just wasn't going to work out for us to come over in this time frame. We have some amazing stuff coming up which we will be announcing soon!" More...

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Pit Stories: Newsted's Unintentional Stage Dive

The pit is the heart of the metal scene, and just about every metal head has a favorite pit story, which is why each week we check in with musicians from around the globe to get their best tale of moshing mayhem.

Today Detroit act Wilson shares this story of a stage dive gone wrong while the band was supporting Newsted at Highline Ballroom on May 21st, 2013:

Recently Wilson was honored with the privilege of being Jason Newsted’s direct support for his new endeavor aptly called Newsted. We went out on a string of dates from May 15th – 23rd together. Each night venues packed in tons of middle aged veterans of metal who had most likely just dropped off their suits to the dry cleaners on 5th Ave right before they traded their Hush Puppies for a pair of Converse to "kick out the jams" for their well-deserved evening of debauchery. I mean no disrespect here, the folks that were in attendance at these shows were ready to let the juices of the metal parking lot coarse through their veins once again, however, these folks were not there to “mosh it up” like they had in their teens, they wanted to bang their heads, crush some brews and party hard, (as hard as a 40 year old pissed off teen turned carpenter could) but not to harm each other. You could literally see the aggression build in each one of them as Newsted ripped through bangers every night, but never crossing that line…except in NYC.

The gods of metal were toiling with the crowd at the Highline Ballroom and as Newsted starting ripping the opening riffs to Whiplash (the only Metallica cover he played) the crowd went ape shit. Let me precursor this by adding this was the only show on the tour that did not have a barricade of sorts… and after that night it would be the last. About half way through the song (you know the part where “its fucking WHIPLASH”) a rapid fan had let his blood boil enough and just HAD to get on that stage with the legend for some honest to goodness stage divin’. And just as he thought his coast was clear and he spotted an open area to let the hands of the crowd carry him into sweet, sweet drunken revelry …BAM!! His body met the body of a Mr. Jason Newsted. In fact the collision between him and Newsted was so fast and jarring it sent Jason flying off the stage face first into the crowd. Well, the crowd and some floor.
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Arkaik Has Gear Stolen

Arkaik has issued the following statement about having gear stolen and seeking fan help in recovering the equipment:

"Last week our trailer was broken into and almost all of our gear was stolen in Tracy, CA. Basically everything except guitars was taken. Right now we're pretty screwed as there were no security cameras and all we have right now is a police report that we filed. We ask that if anyone sees the following for sale please shoot us a message to help us track our gear:

10 Space Rack Case with Dysmorphic and Flesh Consumed stickers on the outside
Grey carpeted Rack Case
6 Space black carpeted rack case with broken latch and ARKAIK spray painted in red on the top
(2) PEAVEY 6505+ Heads
(2) Black VADER Cabs
(2) BOSS NH2 Noise Suppresor Pedals
Ibanez Tube Screamer
Korg dtr1000 Tuner
TC Electronics G Major effects unit
ISP Decimator Pedal
(2) BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer rack units
(2) furman power conditioners
Eden WT800B bass head
Mesa Boogie 2x15 Road Ready cab with dollar bill permanently glued to the side
Juice Goose Power Conditioner
SWR Bass Tuner

"As you can see we got ripped off pretty hard and now we're in a pretty desperate situation. We ask if you see any combination of these items for sale which seems suspicious to please contact us.

"Also if you'd like to help us get back on our feet we would be eternally grateful if you'd buy a shirt at this location or if you feel inclined, make a donation to our paypal account at arkaikmetal@gmail.com. Thank you and please share this." More...

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We Came As Romans Launches New Lyric Clip

We Came As Romans has released a lyric video for the title track off the band's new album, "Tracing Back Roots," which is due out July 23rd, 2013. The album's track listing is as follows:

01. Tracing Back Roots
02. Fade Away
03. I Survive ft. Aaron Gillespie
04. Ghosts
05. Present, Future, and Past
06. Never Let Me Go
07. Hope
08. Tell Me Now
09. A Moment
10. I Am Free
11. Through the Darkest Dark and Brightest Bright

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Blood Tears Releases Split With Hermit Age

Blood Tears, the doom metal band formed by Earth (Seduced by Suicide), has released a split CD with Hermit Age. The follow up to 2004's "Demo Songs" is just the first partnership with Hermit Age to be released this year. Earth comments:

"Even though we play really different music, Diego (Hermit Age) and I have a lot in common. This includes our work (we both have a recording studio) and some strong musical influences, like Type O Negative. 'Gothic Dream' and 'Sinnocence' were released pretty much at the same time and we faced similar challenges and solutions. Even before that we used to help each other a lot with information about music and audio, to grow together. All of that even living in different cities. I believe that we didn't met each other more than three times.

"In the last years I recorded several new songs with Blood Tears and Seduced by Suicide just for myself and I knew that he did the same, so, considering our affinity and the fact that I'm really a fan of Hermit Age, I decided to invite him to release our songs together, afterall we have a similar audience."

The split CD features the songs "My Dearest Scar" (Blood Tears) and "Spread The Sin" (Hermit Age) and is available for download at this location.

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Savage Messiah Announces New Live Shows

U.K. act Savage Messiah has announced upcoming tour dates in July with Wintersun and Bloodshot Dawn, as well as headlining shows in October. Details are available in the tour poster available below, or over at the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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TOAD Posts New Song Online

Today the evil-doers at Pitchfork bring forth “Howling House,” from Phoenix blackened death ‘n’ roll assassins, TOAD (Take Over And Destroy).

The smoldering tune comes by way of the band’s mammoth "Endless Night" LP, set for release on June 25, 2013. Hear the “Howling House” at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. Taste of the Grave
2. Cosmophobia
3. Howling House
4. Boundaries of Flesh
5. Endless Night More...

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The Raven Autarchy Streaming "Epistemophobia"

The Raven Autarchy has posted the song "Epistemophobia" online, which comes off the "Despise" EP and can be heard below. The EP's track listing is:

1. Harmony of Contempt 03:35
2. Breeding Fallacies 03:19
3. Epistemophobia 03:25

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Decease Posts "Mentally Infested" Lyric Video

Decease has released a new lyric video for the track "Mentally Infested," which comes of the "Exhort To Obliterate" album. Check out the clip below. You can also watch the band's previously posted music video for "Atrocious Deeds" at this location.

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Five Finger Death Punch Posts "You" Teaser

Five Finger Death Punch has posted a teaser of the song "You" off of the band's upcoming album, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1." Check it out below. The new album will see release this coming July 30th, 2013.

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Dani Filth Issues Temple Of The Black Moon Update

Dani Filth has checked in with the following update about progress on the upcoming debut Temple of the Black Moon album:

"Just a quick note to let you guys know that everything went well in Bergen, Norway finishing up work on songs for the Temple Of The Black Moon album with Tom Cato Visnes and Arve Isdal over the course of last week, with a little direction from Rob Caggiano who is busy touring with his new band Volbeat.

"Mainly we'd been working on fine-tuning a few songs ready for the drum session with John Tempesta in LA come Mid-July, and they should now sound much better than they already did. Which is saying something. Next step is for me to go into Springvale studios in Ipswich and re-sing some of the parts we've improved upon, in order that the tracks are the best they can possibly be, to beat other music up to. More...

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Darkane Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Darkane has posted a new teaser for the band's upcoming album, which can be viewed below, and Prosthetic Records also comments:

"Take a behind-the-scenes look in the studio with Darkane and sample a NEW track 'In The Absence of Pain' from their new album 'The Sinister Supremacy' out July 2nd!"

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

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Power Trip Streaming Full New Album

Having just completed a massacre of the West Coast with Southern Lord labelmates Nails and Xibalba, Dallas-based Power Trip is just returning home today as debut LP "Manifest Decimation" sees worldwide release via Southern Lord.

To warn the world of its release, today underground outlet Toxicbreed’s Funhouse hosts a stream of "Manifest Decimation." Check it out here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Surging with a modernized translation of the works of mandatory crossover pioneers Nuclear Assault, the Cro-Mags and Leeway, Manifest Decimation hurtle the band’s 'steel, speed and destruction' ethos direct at the jugular with thirty-five minutes of crossover intensity that sounds like it was excavated from a 1987 time capsule with sixteen tons of radioactive dynamite. With nearly thirty-five minutes of thrashing violence, recorded by Arthur Rizk and Daniel Schmuck and produced, mixed, and mastered by Arthur Rizk at Solomon's Gate in Philadelphia, Manifest Decimation wages war on all in its earshot, much like the Power Trip name has become synonymous with in the wake of their rabid live shows." More...

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Deos Streaming New Track

London funeral doom act Deos has posted a new song online titled "Abandoned," which can be heard at Bandcamp here or via the player below. The Deos duo consists of:

Daniel N. - Vocals, Instruments, Arrangements
Deha - Vocals, Instruments, Arrangements More...

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Author & Punisher Streaming Full New Album

Author & Punisher's "Women & Children" full-length wreaks its cold, apocalyptic havoc upon unsuspecting masses today. Check it out at Revolver Magazine here or in the player below.

Called “heavy and disturbing like a nightmare you suddenly wake from but aren't quite sure you fully escaped,” by Metal Injection and described most succinctly as “industrial doom,” Author & Punisher is a one-man project led by the twisted ingenuity of engineer/former robotics major Tristan Shone.

In related news, Author & Punisher will embark upon a North American tour run this Summer supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. Set to commence July 31st in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Technicians Of Distortion Tour will charge its way through 15 cities, coming to a sweltering close on August 20th in New Orleans, Louisiana. Additional support will be provided by Warbeast. More...

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Nocturnal Graves Finishes New Album

After announcing the band's return from the dead late last year, Nocturnal Graves has checked in with the following announcement about completing work on a new album:

"We have finished the recordings for our new album and are working on the layout now.

"The album will be entitled '...From the Bloodline of Cain' and will be released through Hells Headbangers Records in the coming months. A sample will be uploaded to the net very soon. Beware!"

In the mean time, you can check out the band's music over at MySpace here.

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Beyond Announces "Fatal Power Of Death" Release

Iron Bonehead Productions has revealed July 15th as the international release date for the German act Beyond's "Fatal Power of Death" vinyl LP. The following press release was issued about the album:

"One again, Iron Bonehead discovers one of the best, brightest/darkest hopes for the death metal underground: Germany's burly and beguiling Beyond, who unleash the LP version of their debut album, Fatal Power of Death. With evocative artwork by Comaworx, the aptly titled Fatal Power of Death is a dynamic, multi-hued journey into the mysteries of death - and The Metal of Death - through oft-epic, flowingly serpentine songwriting and hideous, incendiary execution, twisting their way downward into caverns of disease 'n' dread but never losing sight of a well-composed song. An insanity-driven trip into the darkest depths of your mental abyss - behold the Fatal Power of Death, and enter BEYOND..."

1. Expressions
2. Merciless At Heart
3. Whirlwinds
4. Fatal Power Of Death
5. Schizopsychotic Eruption
6. Definite Decease (in the Chamber of Deathsalvation)
7. Appearance From Beyond
8. Consuming Black Void More...

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Common Dead Going On Hiatus

Technical thrash/groove metal outfit Common Dead has announced a prolonged break in activity, citing focus on new creative endeavors. Band founder and sole official member Andrew Laurenson issued the following statement:

"After three albums, one EP, and over half a dozen videos to its repertoire, Common Dead is on extended hiatus. The energy fueling the project is morphing into a new sound, still heavy and uncompromising, but doesn't fit as Common Dead. This doesn't mean Common Dead is finished, as fitting ideas remain for the distant future. Please keep seeding the music, watch for what's next, and thank you all for your encouragement."

Common Dead's most recent effort, "Allegorize" (reviewed here), was released at online stores via independent distribution in early 2013. You can find more details at the band's website here. More...

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Roadrunner Records Offering Free Sampler

Roadrunner Records is currently offering a 10 track digital sampler album as a free download. You can get the tracks over at Amazon.co.uk here. The track listing is:

1. Absolute Zero Stone Sour
2. Black Tongue Mastodon
3. Bruane Brenn Kvelertak
4. Witchtripper Down
5. Live It Up Airbourne
6. Anastasia Slash
7. White Trash Millionaire Black Stone Cherry
8. In Due Time Killswitch Engage
9. Ghost Walking Lamb Of God
10. Chaos Lives In Everything (feat. Skrillex) Korn More...

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Church Of Void Signs With Svart

Svart Records has confirmed the signing of southern Finland's Church of Void. The new wave of old-school doom, Church of Void will release debut album, "Dead Rising," on August 30th through Svart on both CD and LP formats. The first video from the forthcoming album, "Son of a Witch," can be viewed below.

Founded in 2010 by vocalist Magus Corvus, Church of Void's first sign of life was the limited-edition EP "Winter Is Coming." Now signed to Finland's eclectic music merchants Svart Records, this Finnish quintet is gearing up for a full album release. The label comments:

"Self-described as the new wave of classic doom metal, Church of Void wear their influences proudly on both sleeves and cites their sound as deeply affected by classics such as Saint Vitus, Black Sabbath, and Pentagram, but one can also hear overtones of Scandinavian downer rock in the vein of Mana Mana and Babylon Whores here and there. Thematically, Church of Void steer away from the popular 'occult' current and focuses on levels of the human condition instead."

"We write our material both as individuals and as a group," comments Corvus, "and most of it draws inspiration from archaic human instincts, needs, and emotions." More...

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Extol Releases New Music Video

Extol is due to a release a new self-titled album this coming June 25th, 2013. The band has now released a music video for the track "A Gift Beyond Human Reach," which can be seen below. The album's track listing is:

1. Betrayal
2. Open The Gates
3. Wastelands
4. A Gift Beyond Human Reach
5. Faltering Moves
6. Behold The Sun
7. Dawn Of Redemption
8. Ministers
9. Extol
10. Unveiling The Obscure

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Mercia Announces Album Release

New York's Mercia has checked in with the following update about releasing an album and heading out for new live shows:

"Here it is folks. the album art for 'Exile in Ruin,' and some tour dates! Some dates are still in need of booking. If you see a date you think you can help with let us know!

"We are proud to announce we will be releasing our very first album on July 12th (our tour kick off show right in Rochester!) We WILL be playing the whole album from start to finish along with songs from our EP 'struggle.' We will have the line up for that show with a event page up soon. Enjoy kids. Stay metal and spread the infection. We might just post a new song sometime soon!" More...

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Dillinger Escape Plan Cancels European Tour

The Dillinger Escape Plan regretfully must cancel the band's upcoming summer European festival and club appearances due to an injury sustained by guitarist and co-founder Ben Weinman on his right hand and wrist. He will spend June recovering.

"I'm heartbroken that we will miss these shows because we were all looking forward to them a great deal," Weinman said. "Obviously nobody likes being injured. I'm looking forward to performing on Summer Slaughter at full capacity and we will be back in Europe this fall on our headlining tour."

The Dillinger Escape Plan performed at Metallica's Orion Music & More festival over the weekend, where Metallica's Robert Trujillo was kind enough to give Ben a chair to watch and heckle the rest of his band during the set.

Dillinger is touring in support of new album "One of Us is the Killer" which debuted at #1 on the US heavy music chart. The group also recently completed a video for the album's title track which will be released in the coming weeks.

"Leaving for tour knowing that we would be performing without all members on stage isn't something any of us are comfortable with," added front man Greg Puciato. "Ben is going to take the next month to heal and we'll be ready to demolish Summer Slaughter and return to Europe in the fall with all systems loaded and ready to go."" More...

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Pentagram Announces U.S. Shows

Doom legends Pentagram have announced shows in the U.S. this summer. These shows will follow the band's previously announced festival dates in Europe throughout July. The complete list of dates is available below.

Pentagram's most recent album, "Last Rites," was released via Metal Blade Records on April 14th, 2011 and the group's first ever official DVD "When the Screams Come," came out on August 30th, 2011.

07/06 Gothenburg, Sweden Metaltown Festival 2013
07/19 Paris, FR Glazart
07/20 Warsaw, Poland Days Of Ceremony 2013
07/22 Tolmin, Slovenia Metaldays, 2013
07/27 Clinton, MT Farmageddon Fest
08/02 Austin, TX Emo's
08/03 Springfield, VA Empire
08/04 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts More...

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Seven Kingdoms Announces U.S. Tour

Florida power metal act Seven Kingdoms, on the heels of a successful European tour with Stratovarius and Amaranthe, have announced the first string of dates on an upcoming U.S. headlining tour this summer, with more dates to be announced soon. The live dates are in support of the latest LP "The Fire Is Mine," which is available now via Nightmare Records (see review at this location).

The announcement from the band reads: "We're happy to announce that we're headed out for a good run of shows on our the East Coast in August 2013. We want to use the energy, we gathered on the European tour this spring, and unleash that energy towards you guys here in America, so booking is taking place right now for even further headlining shows."

Confirmed dates/venues are as follows:

August 2013:

19: Mon – New York, Webster Hall
21: Wed – Raleigh, The Maywood
23: Friday – Atlanta, The Masquerade
24: Sat - Orlando, The Haven
25: Sunday - Miami, Churchills
26: Monday - Tampa, The Brass Mug

**more dates TBA**

"We'll be announcing supports as soon as they are confirmed - will mostly be local openers and supports. Don't forget to buy presale tickets!!!! Check on the venue's homepages for links. The Fire will be yours!!!" More...

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Killswitch Engage To Host Fan Chat Today

Roadrunner Records group Killswitch Engage is currently traversing the country on the “Disarm The Descent Tour,” accompanied by special guests Miss May I, Darkest Hour, The Word Alive and Affiance.

The tour lineup was originally to include As I Lay Dying, but the band dropped off the tour after front man Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill his wife.

In celebration of the U.S. headline run Jesse Leach, front man of Killswitch Engage, will participate in a live YouTube chat today, Tuesday June 11th at 1:00PM ET. For the live chat Jesse will be joined by his tour mates: Levi Benton of Miss May I, John Henry of Darkest Hour, Telle Smith of The Word Alive, and Dennis Tvrdik of Affiance.

Killswitch Engage will be posting a link to the live chat on the band's official Facebook page once it is live at 1:00PM ET. Fans will then be able to join in on the live Q&A with all four vocalists and can leave questions for them in the comments section of the video post.

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Inter Arma To Hit The Road

Inter Arma released the "Sky Burial" LP (available for streaming below) via Relapse in March of this year. Now after just a bit of time home from touring following a rigorous Spring itinerary, the Richmond quintet returns to the van this week for a new live mission.

The new tour action kicks in this Thursday, June 13th as Inter Arma hits Philly with a show alongside Sadgiqacea, on the way to pummel Brooklyn’s Northside Festival with Torche, KEN Mode and Lo-Pan Friday night, followed by a free outdoor show at Union Pool with Pyrrhon on Saturday. Then just a week later -- Friday, June 21st and Saturday, June 22nd -- Inter Arma will slay Raleigh, North Carolina and the group's hometown of Richmond, Virginia with labelmates Windhand. Full show details are available below.

6/13/2013 The Barbary - Philadelphia, PA w/ Sadgiqacea, Dridge
6/14/2013 285 Kent - Brooklyn, NY @ Northside Festival w/ Torche, KEN MODE, Lo-Pan
6/15/2013 Union Pool - Brooklyn, NY
6/21/2013 Slim's Downtown - Raleigh, NC w/ Windhand
6/22/2013 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Windhand
9/05/2013 Hopscotch Music Festival - Raleigh, NC
9/20-9/22/2013 Boomslang Festival - Lexington, KY More...

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Scare Don't Fear Posts New EP Online

Rhode Island rapcore outfit Scare Don't Fear has released the full new "Destroy | Rebuild" EP online for streaming. Check out the release in the player below, or find more info on the band over at Facebook here.

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Autolatry Streaming New Album

New England black metallers Autolatry have teamed up with CVLT Nation to stream the entirety of their forthcoming album "Native." Check it out here or in the player below.

"Native" is a concept album telling a story of the colonization of New England and assimilation of Native Americans into European culture. The album is set to be released independently on June 18th, 2013 with pre-orders available at this location. More...

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Coprophagist Satisfaction Streaming New Album

Venezuelan slam band Coprophagist Satisfaction has finally released its debut full-length album "Malandronic Street Coitus" on Gore & Blood productions and is streaming all nine tracks from it below. Previously the band, who hail from Maracay Edo Aragua, had put out the "Sexual Anexities" EP back in 2010 on Extreme Gore productions.

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Gloryful Posts New Music Video

German metal act Gloryful, which features Night In Gales guitarist Shredmaster J.B., posted a new music video for the title track of the band's debut full length LP "The Warriors Code." The album is available now via Massacre Records.

Check out "The Warriors Code" here:

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Witches Mark Posts New Music Video

Texas metal act Witches Mark posted a new music video for the track "Witching Metal Ritual." The track features Ex-Manowar guitarist Ross the Boss (Death Dealer) and is the title track to the band's debut full length LP, which is due for release via Heaven & Hell Records on July 15th.

“Witching Metal Ritual” features eight tracks of uncompromising metal glory blending elements of thrash, speed, doom, black, and death while anchoring their overall sound firmly within the framework of traditional heavy metal. A teaser for the album can be heard over at this location.

The album was co-produced by Witches Mark and Stuart “Batlord” Laurence (Agony Column/Ignitor). Mixing and mastering duties were handled by Brendon Bigelow (Ignitor/Death Of Millions) “Witching Metal Ritual” features a stunning post-apocalyptic inspired album cover courtesy of Yannick Bouchard of Illusory Dreams.

Other guest appearances on the album include: Jack Starr (Virgin Steele/Burning Starr) Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys/Watchtower/Ignitor/Broken Teeth) and Martin Debourge (Damien Thorne/Head Transfer Process).

Check out "Witching Metal Ritual" here: More...

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Serpent & Seraph Posts New Music Video

Sacremento symphonic/black metal act Serpent & Seraph, featuring DragonLord guitarist Claudeous "Scoobie" Creamer and vocalist Kas St.Clare, posted a new music video for the new single "Tears of Niviane." The video was directed and edited by Mike Sloat for Roaring Mouse Productions. The track is available as a digital download via iTunes.

Check out "Tears Of Niviane" here:

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Dark Moor Releases "The Road Again" Music Video

Spanish power metal act Dark Moor released the first video for the new LP "Ars Musica," entitled "The Road Again." The band's long awaited follow up to 2010's "Ancestral Romance" will be issued on June 18, 2013 via Scarlet Records.

The track listing for "Ars Musica" is:

1. Ars Musica (Intro)
2. First Lance of Spain
3. It is My Way
4. The Road Again
5. Together as Ever
6. The City of Peace
7. Gara and Jonay
8. Living in a Nightmare
9. El Último Rey
10. St. James Way
11. Spanish Suite (Asturias)
12. The Road Again (Acoustic Version)
13. Living in a Nightmare (Orchestral Version)

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Atrocity Posts "Okkult" Webisode, Pt. II

German pioneers Atrocity posted a the first webisode in a series of videos on the recently released "Okkult" album (see review over at this location). The documentary series showcases the making of and meaning behind the trilogy series. "Okkult" is out now via Napalm Records. In this part, band leader Alexander Krull discusses the treasure hunt for the deleted bonus track, which for part one of the series, has been hidden in Europe.

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Amorphis Posts "The Wanderer" Music Video

Amorphis posted a new music video for the song "The Wanderer." The track appears on the latest Nuclear Blast offering "Circle," a review of which can be found over at this location. The previously released video for "Hopeless Days" can be seen over here.

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Saxon Announces North American Tour

Legendary U.K. metal act Saxon has announced that the band will tour North America in support of the latest LP "Sacrifice," which is out now via UDR Music. In support will be Fozzy, the band fronted by WWE superstar Chris Jericho, as well as Atlanta progressive metal band Halcyon Way.

Saxon announced the tour on its Facebook page as follows:

"We're really glad to anounce a new tour of North America and Canada with the Sacrifice world tour! The album has done fantastic around the world! We can't wait hit your shores with the Saxon invasion with very special guest Fozzy. It should be a fantastic tour for all metal heads."

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