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Metal News for June 12, 2017

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20 news articles posted on this day.

False Gods Announces New EP

New York group False Gods will release new EP, "Reports From Oblivion," on August 18th, 2017. The EP is the follow-up to previous debut album "Wastelands," which dropped in the spring of 2016 and can still be heard here. The new EP's track listing is as follows:

1. The Who Speak To The Lost
2. Spirit World
3. Reports From Oblivion More...

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Tarlung Streaming Full Album

Austrian sludge metal group Tarlung released the "Beyond The Black Pyramid" album last month, and now all the songs have come online for streaming. Check it out below. The full "Beyond The Black Pyramid" track listing is as follows:

1. It Waits In The Dark 01:50
2. Dying Of The Light 08:16
3. Mud Town 06:27
4. Kings And Graves 09:47
5. The Prime Of Your Existence 10:56
6. Resignation 04:02
7. Born Dead 09:13
8. Beyond The Black Pyramid 07:29
9. Karma 08:21 More...

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Monster Energy Houston Open Air Announced

A hard-hitting music lineup has been announced for Monster Energy Houston Open Air for Saturday, October 14th and Sunday, October 15th at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Five Finger Death Punch, Prophets of Rage, Stone Sour, Marilyn Manson, Mastodon, Halestorm, In This Moment, Gojira, Of Mice & Men and Suicidal Tendencies lead a lineup of 25 bands performing on two stages.

Monster Energy Houston Open Air also features multiple onsite experiences and a Texas-sized food experience underscoring Houston’s emergence as a great American food city. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 16th at 10:00 AM CT right here.

Zoltan Bathory, guitarist of Five Finger Death Punch said, "Every time we’ve played Houston it's always been a great time. There are a lot of rock and metal fans there and we’ve always had massive crowds. So it was just a question of time for the city to get its own big Rock Festival. We are glad to see that it finally happened and are honored to be a part of it.” More...

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The Vicious Head Society Posts New Video

The Vicious Head Society, the brainchild of Irish guitar virtuoso Graham Keane, today reveals a brand new lyric video for "Agenda (I) Cryptograms (II) A Digital Self."

The track is available below and was culled from debut album "Abject Tomorrow." The album was released March 24th, 2017 and features guests such as keyboardist Derek Sherinan of Alice Cooper fame, fellow Irishman and bass player Pat Byrne, and drum machine Kevin Talley.

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Fishing With Guns Releases New EP

A year and a half following previous album release "...But The Dawn Will Come" (still streaming here if you missed it) and after some lineup changes, French independent outfit Fishing With Guns released a brand new EP titled "Blood On The Ropes."

A physical CD edition is currently in the pipe but in the meantime, the whole effort is available at Bandcamp or can be streamed below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Dodge and Counter 02:13
2. Motherfucking Badass 03:09
3. Blood on the Ropes 03:33
4. King of the Crossroads 02:32
5. Reasons to Cry 04:13 More...

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LLNN / Wovoka Streaming Split Album

"Marks/Traces" is the impending and wholly crushing new split release between LLNN and Wovoka, set for release this Friday via Pelagic Records. In advance of its official descent, today the split record has come online for early streaming.

The "Marks/Traces" split will see release June 16th via Pelagic Records on CD, LP, and digital formats. Belgian artist Ammo was commissioned to create the artwork, which perfectly reflects the music comprising this release.

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Black Dahlia Murder Co-Headlining Summer Slaughter

Currently finishing work on an upcoming eighth full-length album, The Black Dahlia Murder will head back out on the road this summer as co-headliner of The Summer Slaughter Tour with Dying Fetus.

The U.S. trek -- which runs from July 27th through August 26th -- will also see The Black Dahlia Murder perform "Nocturnal" in its entirety in honor of the album's ten-year anniversary. Support will be provided by Oceano, Origin, Slaughter To Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, and Lorna Shore. See below for all dates.

The Summer Slaughter Tour w/ Fetus, Oceano, Origin, Slaughter To Prevail, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs, Lorna Shore:

7/27/2017 Reverb - Reading, PA
7/28/2017 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ
7/29/2017 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
7/30/2017 Webster Hall - New York, NY
8/02/2017 The International - Knoxville, TN
8/03/2017 The Masquerade (Heaven) - Atlanta, GA
8/05/2017 Come And Take It Live - Austin, TX
8/06/2017 Gas Monkey Live! - Dallas, TX
8/07/2017 House of Blues - Houston, TX
8/09/2017 Sunshine Theater - Albuquerque, NM
8/10/2017 The Marquee - Tempe, AZ
8/11/2017 City National Grove of Anaheim- Anaheim, CA
8/12/2017 The Novo - Los Angeles, CA
8/13/2017 House Of Blues - San Diego, CA
8/15/2017 The UC Theatre Taube Family Music Hall - Berkeley, CA
8/17/2017 Studio Seven - Seattle, WA
8/19/2017 The Summit Music Hall - Denver, CO
8/21/2017 The Cabooze - Minneapolis, MN
8/22/2017 Concord Music Hall - Chicago, IL
8/23/2017 Bogart's - Cincinnati, OH
8/25/2017 The Majestic - Detroit, MI
8/26/2017 Agora Theatre And Ballroom - Cleveland, OH More...

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Lago Signs With Unique Leader

Unique Leader Records is proud to announce the signing of Phoenix, Arizona-based death metal quartet Lago for the release of the band's impending second LP. Lago comments:

"With this record, we are really trying to step outside of the box that we've created for ourselves. Our previous stuff is very heavily influenced by Morbid Angel and Emperor, and though those influences are still very heavy in our sound, we really want to make sure we just aren't going to put out the same record as our last one, 'Tyranny.'

"A lot of the new stuff we're doing is exclusively two-part guitar. We wouldn't go and call this a prog record, but in terms of what's going on within the songs themselves I would say the guitar work is a lot busier. Lyrically, I think you can expect a lot of similarities. Our country is a crazy place right now with the political climate and a seemingly divided population. There's a lot of vile, and disgusting things happening, and I think that will reflect in the writing and really set the tone for the album."

Stand by for additional info on Lago's impending second album upon its completion in the months ahead. More...

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Scour Gearing Up For Rare Live Shows

Scour - the extreme metal collaboration featuring Philip H. Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint etc.), John Jarvis (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed), Derek Engemann (Cattle Decapitation), and Chase Fraser (Continuum, former Animosity, Decrepit Birth) - will bring some scathing odes to the stage next week on a one off show at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York.

That U.S. show takes place before Scour next heads to Clisson, France for a performance at this year's edition of Hellfest on June 18th.

Scour, which only recently enlisted new drummer Adam Jarvis, has previously played just one show together this past February at One Eyed Jacks in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band released six-track EP debut "The Grey" last year via Anselmo's own Housecore Records. Catch Scour live:

6/14/2017 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Necroptic Engorgement, Ampallang Infection
6/18/2017 Hellfest - Clisson, FR More...

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Moscow Releases "Queen Of Sin" Video

Call her Tsaritsa (queen) like the Russian rockers all do, or call her Moscow – her nom de guerre in the international music scene - but you are going to call (attention to) this talented young lady who embodies the rebellious spirit of rock.

Moscow - one of Revolver's Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock - has released an official music video for the title track of her debut EP, "Queen of Sin." Check it out below.

The tracks on "Queen of Sin" were created with support from Producers Shawn McGhee (Hideout Studios – Hellyeah, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach), Brian Steele-Medina (Gemini Syndrome), Hatebreed, Escape The Fate), and upcoming Boston Producers OH NO! ØKTAPUS.

Moscow comments: "I had a lot of fun writing and recording 'Queen Of Sin' - our first EP that comes out June 2nd. It has a nice diversity of rock subgenres - you can find some post-hardcore, nu-metal, alternative tunes in it. 'QoS' is a sort of defial for those who say rock and sex can't go together."Make Rock Sexy Again. We wanted to get a mix of hard rock tunes and guitar riffs with sensual feminine vocals and dominatrix attitude."

1. Queen of Sin
2. Nowhere to Hide
3. Black Widow
4. Watch Me Burn
5. Heartbeat More...

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Obituary Announces Tour With Exodus

The Florida death metal godfathers from Obituary will collide with Bay Area thrash metal kings Exodus for another epic "Battle of the Bays" this fall. The two American legends went to war in Europe last year and are now bringing the Battle to America this time with support from Power Trip and Dust Bolt.

The co-headlining tour kicks off September 14th in Durham, NC and ends on October 15th in Baton Rouge, LA. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 16 and a complete listing of dates is available below.

Additionally, Obituary will perform at the prestigious Hellfest Open Air 2017 on June 18th in France and return to Europe for a headline tour on July 8th, including multiple festival appearances at Resurrection Festival, Rock Maraton 2017, VOA Heavy Rock Fest and more. More...

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Poseidon Streaming "Chainbreaker"

Having gestated for almost a year in the belly of East London, Poseidon finally rises to the surface in 2017 with debut album "Prologue," due for released worldwide this coming July 21st via Ripple Music.

Today you can get an advance listen with the "Chainbreaker" track, available below. Fans can also catch Poseidon on tour across the U.K. this month with Dallas rockers and fellow Ripple Music brethren Mothership:

25th June – Milton Keynes, UK – Craufurd Arms
26th June – Coventry, UK – The Phoenix
27th June – Manchester, UK – Factory
28th June – Edinburgh, UK – Bannermans
29th June – Cardiff, UK – Fuel
30th June – Bournemouth, UK – The Anvil
1st July – London, UK- The Black Heart More...

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Quiet Riot Lets The "Freak Flag" Fly

Quiet Riot continues a historic journey in 2017 with new album "Road Rage." Led by drummer Frankie Banali, who is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright , guitarist Alex Grossi, and new vocalist James Durbin, the band continues to be an unstoppable force in the rock 'n roll world.

Following delays for re-recording after the departure of the band's previous vocalist, "Road Rage" is now set for release August 4th, 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.

Today the first song from "Road Rage" and the first ever Quiet Riot track featuring James Durbin on vocals has been made available for streaming. Get your first listen to "Freak Flag" below.

Drummer Frankie Banali comments: "Quiet Riot has always recorded songs that have a link with the QUIET RIOT "sound" and at the same time always musically moving forward. "Freak Flag" is such a song with a strong connection to our iconic sound from the past, which I think our longtime fans will appreciate and newer fans will embrace."

Vocalist James Durbin continues that "Freak Flag" is a "concept I've been holding on to for a few years. It's all about being you no matter what life has labeled you with. We're all broken & searching for acceptance, but there's a beauty in that search & it's something that should be celebrated." More...

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Insatia Premieres New Song

Symphonic power metal group Insatia recently signed to Pitch Black Records for the release of sophomore album "Phoenix Aflame" this coming June 23rd, 2017.

Ahead of that release, today we've got an exclusive premiere of new track "We Are The Grey," which can be heard below. Like what you hear? Pre-orders in digital and physical format are available here.

Vocalist Zoë Federoff comments that the new track "was actually the first song we had written for this album - originally I had constructed it to be a ballad, but as we started working on it, it became more straight up power metal. I don't like discussing my lyrics in too much depth with certain songs, because it's fun to see people apply their own meanings to them. This is definitely one of those songs."

Founded in 2009, the band previously released one self-produced album and has opened for multiple international acts, including Sonata Arctica and Dark Tranquility. In 2014 Fabio D'Amore (Serenity) and his partner Ivan Moni Bidin (Pathosray, Last Warning) announced their positions as producers on Insatia's upcoming sophomore release, "Phoenix Aflame." Joined by producer Staffan Karlsson, Fabio and Ivan spent the first part of 2015 recording the album at St. Cecilia Studios in Tucson, Arizona, USA, with engineers Steven Lee Tracy and Robbie Williamson.

The album's production then went to Artesonika Studios, Fabio and Ivan's home base, in Perdenone Italy. In mid 2015 Insatia's lineup was further enhanced by the addition of Dave Ablaze (Blackguard) on bass, as album production continued overseas. Kaelen Sarakinis and Daniel Millan were added on guitars and drums in 2016. More...

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Soul Enema Returns With Sophomore Album

Israel-based progressive metal band Soul Enema announced the impending release date of the sophomore full length album "Of Clans and Clones and Clowns" on June 23rd, the album is now available for pre-order from either Bandcamp or iTunes.

The album album represents an interesting and varied combination of influences, including 14 tracks mixed an mastered by legendary Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Paradise Lost, Symphony X).

Soul Enema has issued a statement on the forthcoming album saying: "Looking back, it took a lot of time and effort to create ‘Of Clans and Clones and Clowns,’ and the final result brings the feeling of a real accomplishment. It was a long, complicated process, constantly laden with a myriad of good reasons to give up or compromise. It probably couldn't be any different, as our goal was a mature, well-produced statement, consistent in quality throughout, and at the same time versatile enough in its various moods, styles and approaches.

“A creative and diverse Rock/Metal album, exploring vast melodic and rhythmic territories — from ABBA to Zappa, from King Crimson to King Diamond, between East and West and way beyond — in true progressive fashion. Like any reflection of the world we live in, it takes a wild ride over a wide emotional spectrum: sad, funny, perfectly sane, totally insane, very direct, quite obscure, and everything in between.”

"Of Clans and Clones and Clowns" also features guest contributions from Ayreon’s Arjen Lucassen, Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land, Yossi Sassi Band), Sergey Kalugin and Yuri Ruslanov (from leading Russian proggers Orgia Pravednikov). More...

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Helfir Casts "Light" On New Music Video

Helfir issued a video clip for the new song "Light," which you can check out in the player below. The song appears on the sophomore LP "The Human Defeat," which is coming on June 30th via My Kingdom Music.

The clip was directed and edited by photographer Antonio Leo with the collaboration of Shotalive group.

The track listing for "The Human Defeat" is:

1. Time In Our Minds
2. Light
3. Tide
4. Protect Me
5. Chant D'Automne
6. Mechanical God
7. Climax 2.0
8. Golden Tongue
9. The Last Sun
10. Chant D’Automne (Instrumental Version)

Check out "Light" here: More...

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Mongol Issues "Warrior Spirit" Promo Video

Canadian folk met act Mongol issued a promo video for the song "Warrior Spirit." The song will appear on the band's upcoming debut album "The Return," which will be issued later this year via Sliptrick Records. The song was originally issued on the debut EP "Warrior Spirit," as well, and the songs from the EP will be included on "The Return." More information on that will be issued soon.

Forged in the frozen bowels of Edmonton, Alberta, Mongol pays homage to the Mongolian Empire of old. Blending heavy melodic riffs, with an array of folk instruments, and Oriental harmonies, Mongol wields a sound as diverse as the nations their historical influences conquered.

Check out "Warrior Spirit" here:

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Contra Premieres New Song & Video "The Gorgon"

Cleveland sludge outfit Contra premieres a new song and video entitled "The Gorgon", taken from the upcoming new album "Deny Everything", which is scheduled to be released on July 1st through Robustfellow Productions / Shifty Records.

Check out now "The Gorgon" below.

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Trapped Under Ice Debuts New Song "No Relief"

Baltimore, Maryland’s hardcore heavyweights, Trapped Under Ice debut a new song entitled "No Relief", taken from the upcoming new album "Heatwave", due out July 21st via Pop Wig Records.

Check out now "No Relief" below.

Trapped Under Ice announced a run of United States East Coast tour dates with support from Fury and Freedom, as well as run of shows in Texas with Gag, Firewalker, and The Real Cost. See full itinerary below: More...

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Cryptic Wanderings Premieres New Song & Video

Spanish black metal band Cryptic Wanderings premieres a new song and music video titled "A Herald Of Atrocities", taken from the upcoming debut album "You Shall Be There…", which will be out in stores June 30th via Forever Plagued Records.

Check out now "A Herald Of Atrocities" below.

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