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Metal News for June 12, 2013

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38 news articles posted on this day.

The Ruiner Streaming New Song

Bassist Jason PC Fuller from Blood Duster has just shared a track from his new band The Ruiner, titled "The Bull." That song is streaming on bandcamp and below for your convenience. The Ruiner is the sludge metal/doom project that Jason has produced over at his Goatsound Studios in Melbourne and features the Stokes brothers Adam and Ben on guitar and drums respectively, Craig Westwood on the second axe and Jason V on vocals.

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Austrian Death Machine Album Still Happening

The fate of the recently crowd-funded Austrian Death Machine album was up in the air after Tim Lambesis was arrested for allegedly trying to hire an undercover officer to murder his wife.

Apparently the album is still on track however, as the Austrian Death Machine Facebook page has now been updated with this statement:

"UPDATE!!! Neaaaahhh!!!

"Tim finished all of his parts back before he went on tour in Asia. He was just waiting for me to do my parts and put together the finishing touches on the mix of the album. I'm working on that this starting this week now that I have the files. The CD should be done soon and then we'll start planning to manufacture.


AKA the Gummy Bear of Candycornia
AKA 7 time Mr Olympia
AKA The Greatest Actor in the World"

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Philip Anselmo Streaming New Song

"Bedridden," a brand new track from Philip Anselmo's upcoming solo album, can be heard now at Bravewords.com here.

The track comes off "Walk Through Exits Only," due out July 16 on Anselmo's own Housecore label. The album was produced by Philip Anselmo and Michael Thompson, and recorded over the past couple of years at his New Orleans studio, Nodferatu's Lair, with his band The Illegals - Marzi Montazeri on guitar and drummer Jose Manuel "Blue" Gonzales.

Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals will take to the road for the "Technicians of Distortion" tour, which will kick off July 31st in Tulsa, OK. Dates are below. More...

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Grime Streaming Full "Deteriorate" Album

Today the rabble-rousers at The Obelisk hurl forth a hump day surprise in the form of a full stream of "Deteriorate" from Italian sludge dealers Grime. Check it out at this location.

Self-described by Grime as the sound of “a decaying swamp filled with trash,” the "Deteriorate" release was recorded at Igloo Audiofactory in Italy by Enrico Baraldi and mixed and mastered by sound wizard Billy Anderson.

"Deteriorate" will see official release on LP via Forcefield Records on a new date of July 9th, 2013. It will be available in two different color variants on 180 gram vinyl encased with black dust sleeves and full color jackets with a poster and download card. The limited run is oxygen rich blood haze of oxblood red and grimace purple and a larger run of grey and red haze. Pre-orders are available at this location.

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Anderson Pose Releases New Video Clip

Hungarian act Anderson Pose has released a new music video for the track "Brownian Motion," which can be viewed below. You can also hear more from the band over at Facebook here.

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Arceye Posts Studio Report

U.K. death thrashers Arceye have posted part 1 of a 2 part studio blog which takes the viewer behind the scenes for "At First Light," the band's upcoming new album. Check it out below.

Part 1 of the blog shows footage of drums being tracked at Foel Studios in Wales with producer Chris Fielding (Napalm Death, Cerebral Bore, Darkest Era). "We had previously mixed the first album 'The Divide Between Chaos & Order' there and enjoyed working with the engineer Chris Fielding so it was a good option to use this time round," states drummer Craig Mackay. "We also know a lot of bands (Xerath, Envy Of The State, etc.) who have used the same studio and have gotten some great results."

"At First Light" is the second full-length from Arceye and will be released worldwide on August 7th via Hostile Media. Commenting on the album the band said: “This album we feel we have really trimmed the fat on our songwriting and made it the best it could be! If we didn’t think that it kicked ass it didn’t make the cut! We also stepped up the production value and worked with Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Cradle Of Filth, Amon Amarth, Gama Bomb) on the mix and master. The meaning of ‘At First Light’ is a representation of where we felt we were as a band when we were writing the album. Since our last release we have gained two new members, both with a writing influence and we’ve developed more of a vision of the music we wanted to play.”

Last week the band posted "Since The Divide," a clip revealing behind the scenes footage of the writing process and some pre-production work on the album. That clip can be seen at this location. More...

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A Wanted Awakening Recruits New Guitarist

Massachusetts 5-piece A Wanted Awakening has announced the addition of guitarist Mat Woodard of Charlton, Massachusetts to the band.

Mat was formerly a member of Still Silent and Our Name is Legion. He is a longtime friend of the band and AWA looks forward to writing new music with him. Mat also comments:

“It is an absolute honor to be a part of this band, I've been a fan and friend of these guys for a very long time and the transition into the lineup felt natural and familiar. I'm excited to be able to shred next to some of my best friends and help achieve the goals A Wanted Awakening desires. Everyone has been awesome at welcoming me into the AWA family and I know I'll do the fans proud by filling some very big shoes that Derek left behind.”

For more info on the band, head over to Facebook here. More...

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Nunslaughter Announces EP Compilation Release

Hells Headbangers has announced July 23rd as the international release date for Nunslaughter's "The Devils Congeries Vol. 1." The following press release was issued about the collection:

"At long last, Hells Headbangers opens the vaults and collects a whopping thirteen Nunslaughter 7" EPs to answer the black prayers of the band's rabid, diehard fanbase! Entitled The Devils Congeries Vol. 1, this 2-CD set is the first of many exhaustive collections that will compile every single short-length Nunslaughter vinyl release - a band whose discography is bested number-wise only by Japan's Sabbat and Belgium’s Agathocles.

"Nunslaughter's best work is considered by many to be their 7" EPs, and The Devils Congeries Vol. 1 displays the band's trademark Devil Metal in all its diabolical 'n' dirty glory, collecting EPs and splits from the late '90s and early 2000s, and capped off by their classic Killed By The Cross 7" debut. Short, sharp shocks are the order of the day here, with 29 studio tracks across disc 1 and the majority of the Hell On... live series on disc 2, thereby making this the definitive studio vs. live Nunslaughter statement. Topped off by an elaborate booklet archiving each EP’s cover artwork and record pressing information, The Devils Congeries Vol. 1 is mandatory metal worship!" More...

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Damnation Plan Posts Schwarzenegger Theme Songs

Finnish act Damnation Plan has covered two Arnold Schwarzenegger movie themes, "Judgement Day" (Terminator theme) and "The Butcher Of Bakersfield" (The Running Man theme).

You can download MP3 files of the tracks over at the band's Facebook profile here. Drummer/song writer Jarkko Lunnas comments:

"The Terminator theme idea came up when roughly 5 years ago during Finnish Labour's Day celebration we ended up jamming the theme at our rehearsal room and recorded it. After that our friend Jaakko Jernberg suggested we should record it properly and release it! Well, during 'The Wakening' sessions we did.

"After the Terminator version, we figured maybe we should do also a more profound tribute song for another Arnold movie, 'The Running Man.' It's one of those classic movies you grew up with and of which you remember all the actors' one-liners! The movie's great theme music by Harold Faltermayer along the visual and sci-fi side of it have always been inspirational. Considering that the original story (by Stephen King) and the movie were made in the 80s, its topic is actually quite current today, about the uprising reality-TV culture and the increasingly controlled and monitored society." More...

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Otargos Signs With Listenable

French black/death metal mongers Otargos have just completed a new album entitled "Apex Terror" and have inked a worldwide deal with Listenable. The following press release was aissued about the album:

"The new album displays a fresher, stripped down, more intense songwriting, very immersed in a catchier death and obscure thrash metal genre. Otargo's new album 'Apex Terror' is to be released on Listenable in September 2013, and mainly contains lyrical themes about the darker side of humanity. A brand new album song "For Terra" (feat. Julien Truchan, Benighted on guest vocals) can be heard here or below."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Apex Terror
2. Fleshless Deathless
3. For Terra (featuring J. Truchan)
4. Remnant from a Long-Dead Star
5. Falloout
6. Xeno
7. Drone
8. Aftermath Hyperion
9. Versus
10. Fleshless-Deathless 2.0 Herrshaft Remix (Digipack bonus track) More...

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Draugr Posts New Music Video

Pagan black metal act Draugr, which is celebrating the band's 10th anniversary, has debuted a new music video through Blank TV.

The video for “Legio Linteata,” taken from the band’s second full-length album “De Ferro Italico,” was directed by Gianmarco Colalongo and filmed amongst the ruins of the ancient Italic town of Alba Fucens at the foot of Monte Velino in the Abruzzo region of Italy. Check it out below.

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Coffins Streaming New Song

Now less than a month from release is the fourth full-length from Japan’s Coffins, as "The Fleshland" prepares to engulf the North American masses on July 9th via Relapse.

You can now check out another song from the album online. Listen to "Rotten Disciples" via Pitchfork.com here. The band's previously posted lyric video for "The Vacant Pale Vessel" is also still available at this location.

The new album's track listing is:

1. Here Comes Perdition
2. Hellbringer
3. The Colossal Hole
4. No Saviour
5. The Vacant Pale Vessel
6. Rotten Disciples
7. Dishuman
8. The Unhallowed Tide
9. Tormentopia More...

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Spheron Releases New Album Trailer

Spheron has released a teaser trailer online for the new album "Ecstasy of God," which can be viewed below. The album is due out July 5th, 2013 via Apostasy Records and has the following track listing:

01. A Means To An End
02. The Beheaded Coachman
03. Prestige Of The Mortals
04. Saturnian Satellites
05. Clasp The Thorns
06. Prelude To The Misery
07. Five Degrees
08. Pulse Of Instinct
09. Tragedy Of The Clerics
10. Choking On Incense
11. Anthropogenic
12. From Glint To Crackling

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Scorpion Child Posts "Liquor" Clip

Austin, Texas-based classic rock sensation Scorpion Child has premiered the official lyric video for the song "Liquor" today. Check it out today.

"Liquor" comes off the band's self-titled debut album, which is about to be released on June 21st, 2013 via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is as follows:

01. Kings Highway
02. Polygon Of Eyes
03. The Secret Spot
04. Salvation Slave
05. Liquor
06. Antioch
07. In The Arms Of Ecstasy
08. Paradigm
09. Red Blood (The River Flows)
Bonus tracks:
10. Keep Goin’ (Lucifer's Friend cover)
11. Lover's Leap (iTunes version only) More...

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Unconventional Disruption Releases New Lyric Video

Unconventional Disruption has posted a lyric video online for the track "Don't Be Afraid to Kill a Dead Man," which comes off the band's new album "Flood to Euthanasia," released via Memorial Records. Check it out below.

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Saiva Releases New EP

Today, Nordvis releases Saiva's "Finnmarkens Folk" 7" EP. A two-song slice of obscure, eerie, and beautiful dark folkish metal from the arctic latitudes, "Finnmarkens Folk" is the band's debut EP.

Check out a track from the release below, or you can order the EP at this location. The track listing is:

Side a: En Förliden Tid
Side b: Höst More...

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Space Vacation Posts "Bro Hammer" Video

Space Vacation has posted a music video online for the track "Bro Hammer," which can be viewed below. The song comes off the "Heart Attack" album, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Heart Attack
2. End Of The Bender
3. Bro Hammer
4. Boston Massacre
5. Devil´s Own
6. Summer Knights
7. On The Road
8. Loaded Gun
9. Logan´s Ruin
10. Rocker More...

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Dying Fetus To Tour With Exhumed, Devourment

Death metal powerhouse Dying Fetus has announced a North American headline tour for this fall. The tour is presented by Metal Sucks and Converse and kicks off October 5th in Wilmington, NC, running through November 2nd in Springfield, VA.

The tour features support from label mates Exhumed and Devourment, as well as Waking the Cadaver (10/4-10/19), Abiotic, and Rivers of Nihil (10/26-11/2).

Special VIP packages that include a general admission ticket, an exclusive Dying Fetus "herbal grinder," a meet and greet with the band, limited edition 20 Year Anniversary Poster, and VIP souvenir laminate will be available for purchase here. General admission tickets go on sale this Friday.

It has also been confirmed that Dying Fetus has re-signed with long time record label Relapse Records. The band commented on the signing:

"We have an addiction and have relapsed with Relapse Records. Relapse Records will remain your one stop shop for all things Dying Fetus. Re-signing with Relapse Records seemed like the right thing to do for the band as both Dying Fetus and Relapse Records have grown over the years. So our fans can look forward to more brutality from both parties."

The band will also return to Europe this summer. The tour begins July 24th in Slovenia and runs through August 18th in France. A full list of tour dates can be found below. More...

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Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus Releases New EP

Ambient black metal act Nihilistinen Barbaarisuus has teamed up with Gun Shy Assassin to offer a new two-track EP for streaming and free download.

Stream or download the tracks from the "Väinämöinen" EP at this location. The band also comments:

"Download or stream the new EP 'Väinämöinen' for free from Gunshyassasin. The two tracks feature vocals by James Dorton (Nightfire, Antikythera), bass by M.w.s (Serpent Ov Old, Evil Divine), and synth by Lawrence Wallace (Shadows in the Crypt, Lawrence's Creation), as well as art by the lovely yet brutal Gretchen Heinel.

"Recording has now begun for the next full length album, which will be based on the Finnish national epic The Kalevala. Look for it this winter..."

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The Gardnerz Offering New Single For Download

Swedish act The Gardnerz has made new single "Exiting Reality" available for free download at
Bandcamp here. You can also stream it below. The "Exiting Reality" single features two all new tracks and was recorded at Funky Cat studios, Armageddon Studio and Natas Senip Studio.

The band had this to say about the single: "With this release we want to affirm our standing as the most interesting and versatile doom/death band around these days. When most bands play it safe, we try to go our own way and incorporate all kinds of twists and turns into our music. I think this is our best sounding release and our most interesting work to date. This being our second release with this line up, I feel that we have really hit our stride and everyone knows what to do to make the sweet music we call deadly doom.

"Lyrically both songs are linked and therefore being Part one and two, Part one deals with an awakening. To see things for what they are, what impact your actions has on your surroundings and the ones around you. Part two is about the liberation from all that. A closure if you like. We feel certain that these two songs will leave you longing for more of our epic doom/death metal." More...

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Mothership Announces Shows With Communion

The Dallas, Texas-based trio of heavy rock bad asses known as Mothership is about to make a return the road for a brief run with psychedelic doomsters Communion.

Those who missed out on the band's Spring run with Gypsyhawk now have a second chance to experience some no-frills rock n' roll magic when Mothership kicks off the Summer tour on June 24th at Hotel Vegas in Austin, TX. This run will include a June 28th stop in Trabuco Canyon, CA for Show Class Magazine's Born Free 5 Festival People's Champ Party.

June 24 Austin, TX @ Hotel Vegas
June 25 El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
June 26 Tucson, AZ @ Surly Wench Pub w/ Thorncaster
June 27 San Diego, CA @ The Void w/ Harsh Toke
June 28 Trabuco Canyon, CA @ Cook's Corner - Born Free 5 Pre-Party w/ O Zorn
June 30 Los Angeles, CA @ TBA
July 1 Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room w/ Flying Scorpion
July 2 Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
July 3 Midland, TX @ Blue Max

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Eshtadur Reveals New Album Artwork

Eshtadur has revealed the cover artwork for new album "Stay Away From Evil and Get Close to Me," which is due out later this month. The album's track listing is:

1. Beyond the Shadows
2. Stay Away From Evil and Get Close to Me (watch the music video here)
3. Another Alien Messiah
4. Abigor
5. Nightmare in a Church
6. Son of a Witch
7. Take Me to the Morgue
8. The Girl Who Hated a Priest
9. Mas Alla de las Sombras (Spanish Version of "Beyond the Shadows") More...

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GWAR Announces Tour With Hatebreed

Intergalactic mutants GWAR and hardcore metal heavyweights Hatebreed are co-headlining a short run of gigs in September. GWAR has also confirmed a new festival date, appearing at Chicago's "Riot Fest" for the second year in a row.

Joining the fun will be Richmond, VA's Iron Reagan, featuring members of Municipal Waste and Cannabis Corpse.

GWAR is now gearing up for the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q and the release of a new album in the early fall. Razor and Tie recording artists Hatebreed will be continuing tho support newest release "The Divinity of Purpose." Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta had this to say about the upcoming mini-tour:

"We're extremely happy to finally hook up some GWAR/Hatebreed dates after years of trying to get our schedules to connect! We'll have spent this entire summer rocking stages in Europe so it will be great to get back to the good ole USA, to get down & dirty in the clubs with our favorite mutants from Antarctica. These gigs are not to be missed!"

GWAR front-thing Oderus made a simpler comment. "GWAR and Hatebreed together is really gonna fuck some people up."

Come on and join all the sick fun at the following crummy dives and exhausting festivals: More...

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Prosthetic Records Offering Free Sampler

Prosthetic Records has checked in with the following announcement about offering a new sampler for free download:

"It's summer. What better way to celebrate than rocking out to your favorite music? We here at Prosthetic Records want you to have the heaviest, most crushing music on the block, so not only are we giving you a bunch of free songs from recent releases -- including Holy Grail, Scale the Summit, and Shining -- we're also giving you music from albums that aren't even out yet!

"Yep, we're giving you new music from Swedish underground heroes Darkane, the Danish melo-death black brigade Mercenary and Boston grind/punk thrashers Ramming Speed before anyone can even buy it!

"Did we mention it's completely FREE? What are you waiting for? Head over to the Prosthetic Facebook page and get your free digital sampler now!" More...

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Lesbian Streaming Final Segment Of New Album

Lesbian's third full-length offering and Translation Loss debut "Forestelevison" is a single 44+ minute long song.

Recorded at Avast! Studios with long time producing collaborator Randall Dunn (Wolves in the Throne Room, Earth, Boris) and featuring gorgeous artwork by Arik Roper, "Forestelevison" will see a June 25th release on CD (Digipack), digital format, and 2xLP.

Today Bloody Disgusting is hosting a stream of the third and final segment from "Forestelevision." Get a listen to the conclusion of the track here or in the player below. More...

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Centuries Announces Album Release

Ferocious Florida hardcore unit Centuries will explode onto the scene this August with recently completed debut full-length, "Taedium Vitae." The following press release was issued about the album:

"Set for release on Southern Lord August 6th, Taedium Vitae was recorded just a few short months ago with Kris Hillbert at Legitimate Business studios in Greensboro, North Carolina; the resulting album a relentless barrage of abrasive, blackened, emotive hardcore played with utmost intensity and a strong sense of urgency. On Taedium Vitae, Centuries takes their potent brew of dark hardcore, tragic melodies, volatile d-beat leanings and emotive angst-ridden vocal assault to extreme new levels.

"They might be young, but they have already gained great reputation in their home state for being one of the most sincere, intense and hardworking bands, carving a bold and assured sound which would lead anyone to believe they have been cutting their teeth for decades already."

The track listing is:

1. Incipit Tragoedia
2. Caeruleus
3. Gelu
4. Metus
5. Pessum Ire
6. Tabeo
7. Grave Cordibus
8. Servisse
9. Irrita

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Watain Unveils New Album Artwork, Track Listing

Sweden's notorious metal extremists, Watain, have revealed the album cover artwork and track-listing for their fifth studio album, "The Wild Hunt."

Executed in oil and mixed materials, the cover for "The Wild Hunt" was done by Zbigniew M Bielak, the very same artist who was responsible for the "Lawless Darkness" artwork. The piece depicts one of the inmost shrines of Watain's temple. As on every classic still life, each object has a significant meaning, while each song of the album is also connected to an object.

"The Wild Hunt" will be released on August 19th in Europe and August 20th in North America by His Master's Noise, via Century Media Records. Click here for a teaser for the album's first single, "All That May Bleed."

1. Night Vision
2. De Profundis
3. Black Flames March
4. All That May Bleed
5. The Child Must Die
6. They Rode On
7. Sleepless Evil
8. The Wild Hunt
9. Outlaw
10. Ignem Veni Mittere
11. Holocaust Dawn

On August 24th, Watain will kick off "The Wild Hunt" world tour in the band's hometown of Uppsala. For those who want to see Watains infamous live ceremony taken to a new level, this is your chance. The venue chosen for this night of unchained metal magic is Svandammshallarna, located in the heart of the city. Tickets are on sale now through this location. More...

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The Safety Fire Reveals New Song

Last week saw the announcement of London-based progressive metallers The Safety Fire's forthcoming sophomore album, "Mouth of Swords," and the band is now excited to reveal the first track. Entitled "Red Hatchet", this is the first taste of new music since the band's debut album "Grind The Ocean: was released last year.

Guitarist/producer Derya "Dez" Nagle had this to say about the track: "We are so excited we can finally share some new music with everyone. We are all so incredibly proud of this album and feel 'Red Hatchet' is a great introduction to 'Mouth Of Swords'. Get hyped, stay ajeysie."

"Mouth Of Swords" is set to be released on September 2nd in Europe and September 3rd in North America via InsideOut Music. The track listing is:

1. Mouth Of Swords
2. Glass Crush
3. Yellowism
4. Beware The Leopard (Jagwar) feat. Tommy Rogers of Between the Buried and Me
5. Red Hatchet
6. Wise Hands
7. The Ghosts That Wait For Spring
8. I Am Time, The Destroyer
9. Old Souls More...

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Thranenkind Signs With Lifeforce Records

Lifeforce Records is proud to announce the signing of German post-metal band Thranenkind. The label issued the following press release:

"Thränenkind's music is a mixture of crustcore, post rock, post black metal and hardcore punk. The earlier recordings had more black metal and shoegaze influences, while the 'The Elk' album contains a lot more crust and hardcore punk and offers also five completely instrumental post rock songs. The focus lies on creating atmosphere and melancholy.

"Thränenkind was founded in 2007 by Nathanael and Pesten. 2008 the first demo-cd was recorded, which got mainly positive reviews. 2009 the first live show was played. In 2010 the demo CD was re-released as an EP and shortly afterwards the split-CD with post black metal/post rock band Heretoir followed. In 2012 the first full-length album 'The Elk' was recorded, which will be released in August 2013 via Lifeforce Records.

"Most of the band members are vegan and/or straight edge and they share interests in the ideas of green anarchism, civilization critical thoughts and left-wing politics. The lyrics focus on issues like interpersonal relations, human society, anarchism or the relationship between humanity and nature.

"The band name could be translated to something like 'child of tears.' It was chosen as a contrast to all the grim and cliché black metal band names. It hints at Thränenkind's emotional side. The band members are fascinated of the name's ambiguity and they also like the fact, that the name leaves room for a lot of different interpretations." More...

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Beyond The Morninglight Streaming New Song

Norwegian act Beyond the Morninglight has posted a new track online from the band's upcoming EP "Lifelines." Check out "Looking Back" at this location or in the player below.

The "Lifelines" EP is the follow-up to the previous "Liberation" full-length album (reviewed here), and the track listing is as follows:

1. Lifelines Part One
2. Lifelines Part Two
3. Looking Back
4. Ashes More...

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The More I See Shoots Music Video On Star Wars Set

British metallers The More I See have finished shooting their first ever music video for the track "The Eye That Offends," on the set of one of the most legendary movies of all time: Star Wars. Earache Records comments:

"Long after being abandoned, TMIS - led by 22-year old Peterborough native James Cluer - traveled deep into the Tunisian desert to shoot what is undoubtedly one of the most visually stunning music videos ever made. With the ever-shifting desert sands gradually moving in and
reclaiming the land, the band chose to visit the iconic movie set before it's lost forever, capturing in the process a stunning performance in an equally stunning locale. More...

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Formless Posts New Music Video

U.S. act Formless has posted a video online for the song "Vitality," which can be found below. The band also comments:

"Filmed, directed & edited by Edwin Escobar. Thanks for watching guys! Look out for our upcoming full length album, 'Eon.' We'd also like to announce that we're going on tour this month! Check out our FB page for upcoming shows."

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Invasion Posts Trailer For "...And So It Begins"

Swedish thrash act Invasion posted a preview clip of the opening and title track of the debut LP "..And So It Begins." The album is set for a June 28th release date via Pure Steel Records. The band features Gehennah bassist Kalle Sundin (a/k/a Charley Knuckleduster), here on guitar.

The track list for "...And So It Begins" is as follows:

1. Intro
2. …And So It Begins
3. Prophecy
4. In The Trace Of The Warhead
5. Dystopia Arise
6. Incoming
7. 50 Megatons Later
8. After The Disaster
9. Unholy Grounds
10. Invasion
11. A World Gone Dead
12. Day After Doomsday
13. Let The 1st Bomb Fall

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Hellish War Posts "Keep It Hellish" Preview Clip

Brazilian traditional metal act Hellish War posted a preview trailer for the title track of thee band's upcoming new LP "Keep It Hellish," the third full length album. The release is the band's first for new label Pure Steel Records, and features new vocalist Bil Martins (DarkWitch/Ex-Heavenly Kingdom). The album drops June 10th in Brazil and June 28th in Europe.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Keep It Hellish
2. The Challenge
3. Reflects on the Blade
4. Fire and Killing
5. Scars (Underneath Your Skin)
6. Masters of Wreckage
7. Phanton Ship
8. The Quest
9. Darkness Ride
10. Battle at Sea

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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Cursing Stone Posts New Music Video "Stars"

Australia's Cursing Stone posted a new music video for the new single "Stars." The single was released as a digital download via iTunes.

The band describes its style as follows: "Harnessing a broad cross-section of ‘rock’ styles, the band defies classification or alignment to any genre or sub genre. This is due in part to a multitude of influences ranging from Rock, Metal, Jazz, Pop to Classical and Opera.
The Cursing Stone use this eclectic musical palette to illustrate the deep motifs found in the lyrics, and is not afraid to explore different avenues, composing songs with soaring cinematic textures or dry punk-style aggression. A hauntingly beautiful female vocal blended with an explosive rhythm section all make this a highly unique outfit."

Cursing Stone is:

Natalie Whitton - Vocals
Corey Wyer - Guitars/Backing vocals
Dave Thomas - Drums
Pablo Steiner - Bass

Check out "Stars" here: More...

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DuskMachine Posts "Endless" Music Video

German modern metal act DuskMachine, which features Liege Lord vocalist Joe Comeau (Ex-Annihilator/Ex-Tad Morose), Primal Fear drummer Randy Black and Ex-Annihilator bassist Russell Bergquistis, posted a new music video for the track "Endless." The song will appear on the band's forthcoming self-titled sophomore LP "DuskMachine," which is due out July 26th via Massacre Records.

The band previously posted a stream of the track "I Feel No Pain," which can be found over here. The new album is the first release since the 2005 debut "The Final Fall."

Check out "Endless" here:

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Masterplan Posts "Novum Initium" Sampler

International melodic metal band Masterplan posted a sampler clip for the upcoming new release "Novum Initium," which is due out June 14th via AFM Records (see review over at this location).

"Nova Initium" marks the first to feature new members: vocalist Rick Altzi (At Vance/Thunderstone), Ex-Stratovarius bassist Jari Kainulainen (Cain's Offering) and Cradle of Filth drummer Marthus Skaroupka (Inner Fear).

The track listing for "Novum Initium" is:

1. Per Aspera Ad Astra
2. The Game (see lyric video)
3. Keep Your Dream Alive (see music video)
4. Black Night Of Magic
5. Betrayal
6. No Escape
7. Pray On My Soul
8. Earth Is Going Down
9. Return From Avalon
10. Through Your Eyes
11. Novum Initium
12. 1492 (Bonus Track) (Digipak Only) (Digipak Only)
13. Fear The Silence (Bonus track) (Digipak Only)

Check out the sampler here: More...

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Grimus Posts New Song Online

New Noise Magazine has debuted a new track, entitled "The Vulture," from the New Jersey death metal band Grimus at this location. The song comes off their forthcoming full-length debut, "Omnicide." The song was tracked and mixed by guitarist Marco Bobadilla at Crimson Recording and mastered by Alan Douches (Cannibal Corpse, Beneath the Massacre, Job For A Cowboy etc.) at West West Side Music. Grimus will release "Omnicide" on June 25th, 2013.

The band has announced the following upcoming shows:

6/22/2013 E&A Entertainment & Hall - Elizabeth, NJ

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