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Metal News for June 13, 2013

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39 news articles posted on this day.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Old School Crue

This week Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue, Sixx:AM) alerted his followers via Twitter to the song “Nobody Knows What It’s Like To Be Lonely”, an early (pre ‘Too Fast For Love’) Motley Crue recording. More...

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Black Star Riders Releases New Music Video

Classic rock act Black Star Riders has revealed the official video for "Hey Judas," taken from the band's new album "All Hell Breaks Loose," released through Nuclear Blast Records.

The video was filmed on May 27th with Northern Irish photographer, music? video director, and typographical designer Mark Hylands at The Marshall Theatre in Milton Keynes. Check it out at Classicrockmagazine.com or in the player below.

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Speaking The King's Posts Lyric Video

Speaking the King's from Orange County, California has premiered a lyric video for the track "How You Work," which can be found below. The song comes off the band's upcoming debut EP, "Here To Stay," due out in Europe on July 12, 2013 digitally via Nuclear Blast.

"Here To Stay" was recorded with A Day To Remember producer, songwriter, and former guitarist Tom Denney in Florida. All songs were mixed by Zeuss.

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Carcass To Support Amon Amarth

British extreme metal legends Carcass have been confirmed to team up with Amon Amarth on an upcoming European run. Jeff Walker commented:

"We are extremely happy and flattered to have been invited by the mighty Amon Amarth on their forthcoming raids upon the fatherland and it's borders.

"Carcass has not played a club tour in Germany for TWENTY YEARS!!! Yes I repeat TWENTY YEARS! This is gonna be great with both bands playing songs from their new killer albums 'Deceiver of The Gods' and 'Surgical Steel.' Anglo-Nordic Death Metal über Deutschland!" More...

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Abdication Reveals "Broken World" Details

On June 25th, Grailight Productions will present the debut full-length from Moscow melodic death metal band Abdication, titled "Broken World." You can check out the song "Suffering" in the player below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Revenge to Heaven
3. Death Wind
4. Eternal Freedom
5. Broken World
6. Mystic
7. Book of the Dead
8. Fools and Liars
9. Forged in Northern Sky
10. Story of Sage
11. Suffering
12. Heavens Fall
13. Whenever, Wherever (Shakira cover) More...

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Power Of The Riff 2013 Lineup Announced

The 2013 installment of the The Power Of The Riff festival in Los Angeles is right around the corner, this being the fourth annual occurrence of the massive event. It will take place August 9th & 10th 2013 at The Echo & Echoplex, and the lineup is available below. The following press release was also issued about the fest:

"Curated and organized by Greg Anderson and Sam James Velde, The Power Of The Riff honors fans and musicians of all ages from within all walks and lifestyles under the umbrella of the heavy music underground. Tapping into a lineup that represents forefathers, milestones and current touring acts, while shedding light on up and coming bands and local acts, The Power Of The Riff festival is an all-day, all-ages event. The festival also includes an on-location record swap-meet of local stores and features pop-up stores by independent record labels and vendors, DJ sets between performances, a gourmet food truck court with some of Los Angeles' best purveyors of street food dining, and more.

"The fourth annual The Power Of The Riff is spreading it's wings a bit more this time around, this year adding a pre-party on Friday, August 9th at The Echo. The massive full-day lineup the next day, Saturday, August 10th, at both The Echo and Echoplex, offers another stellar lineup of classic heavyweights, and crushing newcomers. The combined events offer 26 bands in total." More...

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Vincent Castiglia To Appear On National Geographic

World-renowned surrealist Vincent Castiglia is pleased to announce that the National Geographic Channel’s “Taboo” will be airing a special segment on Tuesday, June 18th at 10:00pm ET specifically dedicated to him, his artwork, and technique — including his process of blood collection and live painting.

The special also includes interviews with several other acclaimed artists about Vincent’s work. Check out a clip of the segment here.

“I'm honored to be profiled by National Geographic. Because my work is so intensely personal, I really couldn't have imagined it gaining popularity among such a broad audience,” states Castiglia. “But, I believe it is because it's themes deal with so many universal aspects of human experience, in addition to the medium I work in being the common bond flowing through all of our veins, that the work becomes entirely accessible. Like a transfusion administered, the viewer shares in my life and can partake in my own experiences directly, through these organic 'windows to the psyche'.” More...

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Five Finger Death Punch Posts "Burn MF" Teaser

After posting a preview of the song "You" online, Five Finger Death Punch has now released another teaser from a new track off the band's upcoming album.

Check out the teaser clip for "Burn MF" in the YouTube player available below. Both "Burn MF" and "You" will appear on Five Finger Death Punch's new album, "The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1" due out July 30th, 2013.

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Squash Bowels To Release New Album

"Grindcoholism" – the sixth studio full-length from Polish grind butchers Squash Bowels – is completed and awaiting disbursement in the near weeks ahead via Selfmadegod Records. The album will see North American release on July 2nd.

Unload the raging track “The Second…” from "Grindcoholism" and check out the cover art by Rafal Wechterowicz in the player below. The album's track listing is:

1. Tastelessness
2. Trap
3. The Theater
4. Surrender?
5. The Second…
6. Inclinations To…
7. Grindcoholism
8. Steering
9. Naked Positive Act
10. La Mienta
11. Compassions
12. Litany Of Hungry
13. Foreign Will
14. Stigmatizing More...

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Winds Of Genocide Recruits New Drummer

Winds of Genocide has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a new drummer:

"Dear Devotees Of Death Crust,

"We can now announce the addition of a new drummer to our aural artillery. His name is Ian Hunter and he also plays in the local bands Cholera and Orion.

"After the first rehearsal with Ian in April and also tonight we were collectively blown away by the sheer POWER and ENERGY of his drumming aswell as his natural ability to learn material quickly. ONWARDS TOWARDS APOKALYPTIC ARMAGEDDON!"

For more details on Winds of Genocide, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Temple Of Baal Splits With Guitarist

Temple of Baal, which is currently putting the final touches on an upcoming fourth album, has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"After five years within Temple Of Baal, Alastor decided to leave in order to focus on his personal life. We'd like to thank Alastor for the time he spent in Temple Of Baal, and for what he brought to the band, as the talented musician and the true friend he is. Hail & Kill Brother.

"Temple Of Baal is now looking for a replacement guitar player. We're looking for someone in the Paris area, playing on 7 strings or 6 strings tuned to B. You must have good guitar skills, a good ear, and preferably own a driving licence.

"In case of other musical project, Temple Of Baal must become your top priority. A European tour is already planned in October as well as many other gigs. Auditions will begin in the next weeks. To apply, please mail this address: templeofbaalbooking@hotmail.fr. Serious inquiries only."

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Space Mirrors Posts "She-Devil" Video

Space Mirrors has released a new music video for "She-Devil," taken from the upcoming album "The Other Gods," to be released via Transubstans Records this coming August 7th, 2013. Check out the video clip below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Stranger in the Mirror
2. The Nameless City
3. She-Devil
4. Frozen City of Cubes and Cones
5. (The Case Of) Red Hook
6. Strange High House
7. Times Unknown
8. The Other Gods
9. Doom of Sarnath More...

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Legion Announces New Album Release

Ohio metal act Legion has announced debut album "Woke" is due out July 30th. The band has wrapped up the recording process with producer Daniel Laskiewicz of The Acacia Strain and has vowed to release its most ferocious material to date.

Vocalist Mike Guilford comments: "I speak for the entire band when I say we're very excited. We have put a lot of honesty and aggression into 'Woke'. Hopefully this record opens everyone's eyes the way it has opened ours."

The band is currently wrapping up tour dates with Bermuda and will finish with a highlighted performance at Santos Party House in New York City. The following press release was also issued about the impending album:

"Legion’s forthcoming debut album for eOne Music delivers upon the promise put down by their devastating EPs. No stone is left unturned when it comes to Legion’s targets, from the government to the church. Legion speaks their minds, musically and lyrically, without compromise.

"Columbus, Ohio has produced many celebrated 'scene' bands, but Legion actively chose another route. They didn’t base their career plans on the accumulation of Internet hype nor on cookie-cutter music designed to cater to a specific crowd. They went against the grain, on the path of resistance, decidedly choosing hard work and originality.

"No choreographed stage moves. Legion isn’t following the scene blueprint. Legion is all about a genuine connection with their fans through authentic expression. Ultimately, Legion looks to create music that inspires listeners to be themselves. They are believers in the power of creativity and artistic achievement."

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Karybdis Posts Music Video Teaser

Karybdis will be releasing a new music video for the track "Minotaur" this weekend, which comes off the band's "From the Depths" album. A teaser trailer for the video is now available below. The full "From the Depths" track listing is as follows:

1. Minotaur
2. From the Depths
3. Without Wings
4. Arson Aesthetics
5. Worth It
6. I Say
7. Medusa
8. Maelstrom
9. The Hourglass
10. Deathtoll

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Spread The Metal Fest Reveals More Details

The organizers of the Spread The Metal Festival have announced this year's Toronto edition will occur at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. The fest will see Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist and many more perform in raising funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries. Festival organizer Matt Day comments:

"This is the second of many Spread the Metal Festivals to come, and this one comes to you in the form of Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, and 12 more tearing up The Opera House stage in Toronto. 100% of the profits from the festival are going to Kiva.org in order to fight poverty and eventually injustice around the world. There's a lot in it for fans this year as well though, since they can make off with signed albums, VIP experiences, album downloads and so much more. Now go forth and Spread the Metal."

To compliment the festival, the label is launching a crowd funding campaign in order to raise additional funds for Kiva. Among the perks are signed albums and set lists from every band at the festival (including some that aren't), guitar picks, album downloads, etc. As well, fans will have the chance to attend the sound check, hang out with the headliner of their choice, and even punch a record label exec. More...

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Eterno Announces New Album Release

Eterno will release "Until Hell Freezes Over" over on June 21st, 2013 and the band also comments:

"Eterno entered the Molotov studio determined to make an album that put together the very best of what we could accomplish.

"The title refers to the fact that if we don`t get any recognition for the album we will keep on blasting heavy metal anyway, just out of pure love for the music. That surely reflects the power of will of each member

"Out of a choice of approx. fifteen tracks we decided to put nine of them on the 'Until Hell Freezes Over' album. The album was produced by us with support of Martin Karlsson at Molotov Studios! Hope you`ll enjoy the album. PLAY IT LOUD!"

The track listing is:

1. Crossfire
2. Gokudo rage
3. Fire in the hole
4. Forbidden fruit
5. Batten down the hatches
6. Unsober
7. Crazy city
8. Creatin' a monster
9. Down More...

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Chimaira Announces New Tour Dates

Chimaira has announced the "Crown of Phantoms" tour surrounding the band's new LP of the same name. Dates will stretch coast to coast in the U.S. with support from The Browning, Threat Signal, and label-mates Dark Sermon.

Dates for the run are available below. Chimaira will release the new "Crown Of Phantoms" album on July 30th, 2013. More...

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Havok Posts New Lyric Video

Candlelight Records has premiered a special pre-release lyric video for Havok's latest single, "Give Me Liberty... Or Give Me Death," taken from forthcoming new album "Unnatural Selection." The video can be viewed below.

"Unnatural Selection" is set to be released in North America on June 25th and is currently available for pre-order. "Unnatural Selection" was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and was mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).

Havok just completed a second European tour and will perform three special "hometown" pre-release shows June 21-23. The band will kick off a first headline tour of North America on July 22nd.

More dates have been confirmed on the tour now stretching through early September. Dates and ticket info is available at Facebook. More...

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Fatality Unleashes New Music Video

Canadian thrash party monsters Fatality have unleashed a new music video for "Thoughts Collide," directed by Matthew Chrones Scott of Bleedingheart Productions.

The video is in support of upcoming album "Psychonaut," set for release on June 28th, 2013, which will be supported by a two month "Towards Disastour" from June 21st - August 28th. Dates are available after the jump.

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Transient Announces Self-Titled LP

Blasting out of the rainy back-alleys of the Pacific Northwest, grindcore quartet Transient is preparing to ram a latest barrage of blast-laden dissent down your greedy throats, in the form of a self-titled LP.

The band recorded at Soundhouse Studio with Brandon Fitzsimmons (Wormwood) and shipped the volatile masters out to Airport Grocery Studio for the mixing process. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The terminal Transient is a penetrating, caustic, earthmoving grind/punk attack, carrying out sixteen acts of audio attrition in just over twenty minutes. Appropriately, this hyper, potent material will now see Transient listed among the ranks of Plutocracy, Capitalist Casualties, Magrudergrind, Voetsek, Catheter and endless others, as Transient sees release this September 10th on the notorious Six Weeks Records roster. Stay tuned for new tunes and other data on the record to make its way into the media in the coming weeks. More...

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Code Signs With Agonia Records

U.K. based avant-garde black metal outfit, Code, has inked a worldwide record deal with Agonia Records. The band's as-yet untitled third studio album is set to be released later this year.

Gathering together a group of U.K. based musicians with widely varying musical backgrounds, Code has nearly finished the recording of the new material, which is scheduled to be mixed at Orgone Studios (Ulver, Ghost, Cathedral, Hexvessel) in London, this July. Code describes the forthcoming release as the band's "most dynamic and challenging material to date."

The band commented: "Code is pleased to announce that we have recently signed a deal with Agonia Records for our next two albums, the first of which will be released later this year. We would like to thank Agonia for their huge support and enthusiasm and very much look forward to working with them to bring you our latest offerings."

The band's last album, 2009's "Resplendent Grotesque," was nominated for a Spellemann award (Norwegian equivalent to the American Grammy Awards) in the best metal album category.

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From The Vastland Releasing New Album

Iranian black metal band From The Vastland just released the "Kamarikan" album in physical format, with an international digital version coming soon. Indie Recordings comments on the group:

"We all know that there is a lot of great music out there, in countries where people are not able to express themselves freely and live out their visions and lifestyles as they please. One of these examples is Sina with his band From The Vastland from Iran.

"From The Vastland is a Black Metal project formed and brought to life in the autumn of 2010 by a courageous man named Sina. After spending more than 10 years in the well-hidden black metal scene in Iran, Sina was more than ready to stand up for his passion for music. This resulted in his debut album titled 'Darkness vs. Light, The perpetual battle' being released by Ukrainian label 'Arx Production' in November 2011. More...

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ASG Announces U.S. Tour Dates

ASG and Weedeater have announced a four-week tour across the United States, kicking off on June 27th in Savannah, GA at The Jinx.

The tour comes as ASG celebrate its highest charting and most critically acclaimed album to date, the breakthrough release "Blood Drive." The twelve-song collection landed at #15 on Billboard’s Heat Seeker chart and also had impressive debuts on the trade magazine’s Hard Music (#32) and Indie (#67) charts. The album is streaming via the Bandcamp player below. More...

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Atriarch Announces Vinyl Release

Portland, Oregon’s Atriarch released the 2011 "Forever The End" full-length via Seventh Rule Recordings, and the group further developed its sound on the recent split LP with comrades Alaric, released last May via 20 Buck Spin.

Now Atriarch's sophomore full-length "Ritual Of Passing," initially released via Profound Lore, will see a vinyl edition. Available in either black or “Rozz Williams” red wax configurations, the colored vinyl is strictly limited to 100 copies with both versions including an 18" x 18" poster.

Preorder your copy at the Seventh Rule Online Shop. T-Shirt bundles are also available. More...

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Gypsyhawk Posts New Music Video

Gypsyhawk recently completed a brand new video for "Silver Queen" from the band's most recent album, "Revelry & Resilience" (reviewed here).

The video was directed by Farron Loathing for Mortichrome Films with producer Brian Sowell, and editor/visual FX artist Josh Ethier. Check out the clip below or over at Revolvermag.com.

Vocalist and bassist Eric Harris summarizes the "Silver Queen" video shoot experience: "One bottle of fireball, a fifth of Jim, some Kessler, some more beers, a couple of joints, sandwiches, one ditch, zero acting classes, 6 titties and a LARPers wet dream. Ladies and gentlemen, we give you… Silver Queen."

Gypsyhawk hit the road last week to meet up for a tour with Valient Thorr and Ramming Speed across the U.S. Fans can see the bands on tour until July 12th. More...

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Lord Dying Streaming New Song

Lord Dying has teamed up with RevolverMag.com to premiere another new track from "Summon the Faithless." The song entitled "Dreams of Mercy" can be streamed here or in the player below.

"Summon the Faithless" is set for release on July 9th via Relapse Records. The previously posted lyric video for the title track is available at this location. The label also comments:

"Lord Dying come from Portland, Oregon, a place over abundant with purveyors of the heavy riff. A region where the inhabitants are plagued with nerve and joint damage due to lack of sunlight. In a time where everyone is trying to out-sludge or out-doom each other Lord Dying gives something less than a fuck. They are a metal band with members of Black Elk , Portals, Le Force, and Cremains, who in their short, one year's time as a band have shared the stage with Red Fang, Down, Unsane, Yob, Valient Thorr, Ghost and many others." More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Streaming New Song

In anticipation of forthcoming album, "Late For Nothing," IWrestledABearOnce has debuted the first new song, “Thunder Chunky,” today at ArtistDirect.com. Check it out here or in the player below.

The band’s third studio album will be released on August 6th via Century Media Records. “Thunder Chunky” is IWABO’s first released song with new queen of scream Courtney LaPlante, who joined the band last summer during the Vans Warped Tour.

"Thunder Chunky is the first track on Late For Nothing and also serves as the perfect bridge between our last album and this one,” says guitarist/programmer Steven Bradley. “It combines a lot of different heavier styles, but always finds its way back to the chorus melody that creeps in during the song's intro. It's also a great way for people to hear Courtney for the first time, since it shows off a lot of her amazing vocal range in both the singing and screaming departments. We hope that everybody enjoys it, and we can't wait to show you even more songs off of our most diverse album to date!" More...

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Exhumed Reveals New Album Details

With over two decades of gruesome grinding under the belts, you might assume West Coast horror hellions would be ready to slow down. You’d be deathly wrong. A true work of sonic repulsion, Exhumeds upcoming "Necrocacy" full-length is the band’s political manifesto for a new dark day. There is no democracy, no equal rights, no freedom of choice -- bow down to your one true master: THE SAW!

Comments Matt Harvey, he of the decrepit death rattle and repugnant requiems: "We're super pumped that 2013 will see the release of Necrocracy. We think it's our heaviest record to date and we can't wait to start playing the new tunes on the road. The album is a bit hookier and meatier than All Guts... and we hope all you maniacs enjoy it. You should find a few more tunes on this one to bang your head and get wasted to! See you on the road or on the slab! Cheerz!"

"Necrocracy" will be released via Relapse Records in North America on August 6th, 2013, August 2nd, 2013 in Germany/Benelux and August 5th, 2013 in the UK/world and come available in CD, LP, Deluxe LP and digital formats. The track listing is:

1. Coins Upon The Eyes
2. Dysmorphic
3. (So Passes) The Glory Of Death
4. The Rotting
5. The Shape Of Deaths To Come
6. Necrocracy
7. Sickened
8. Ravening
9. Carrion Call
10. The Rotting More...

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The Pete Flesh Deathtrip Reveals Album Details

The Pete Flesh Deathtrip (previously known as Flesh) reinstates his god-degrading faith with a brand new hellish mockery entitled "Mortui Vivos Docent," whose cover art is featured below. With the art and layout designed and conceptualized by Erik Sahlström (Crucifyre, General Surgery, etc), "Mortui Vivos Docent" was recorded, mixed and mastered at Studio Beast, Sweden, by Peter Bjärgö (Tyrant, Crypt Of Kerberos, ex-Vinterland, etc). "Mortui Vivos Docent" is set for a July 23rd North American release on Pulverised Records.


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Skeletal Spectre Streaming New Track

With the North American release date of Skeletal Spectre's "Voodoo Dawn" looming on the horizon, TheRitualMag.com is ushering in the darkness with a stream of album track "Black Augury Hollow" and an exclusive interview with frontwoman Vanessa Nocera. The interview and stream can both be found at this location, and below in the widget.

The entire full-length effort was written and recorded at Morbid Apparition Studios while mixing and mastering duties were reined under the watchful eye of Patrick Bruss (Ribspreader, Acid Witch, Cianide, Impetigo, etc), and with the artistic scarring by Adam Geyer (Bone Gnawer, Fondlecorpse, Wooden Stake). The album will hit North America on June 25th via Pulverised Records.


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Atomic Head Streaming Advance Song

Chilean thrash metal band Atomic Head has released the promo/single called " I Want You." The track comes off its debut album "March of the Urban Zombies," which will be released in North America via Digmetalworld Records and distributed by MVD Entertainment Group by the end of this year. You can listen to the track "I Want You" below. Guitarist/singer Sebastián Galindo commented about the track:

"The song "I Want You" is about military service and how the recruiters talk the new soldiers into killing people by brainwashing them and making them believe their only chance is to give their life for their country, hating the others. I myself passed through it when I was in the military service, good thing I became aware of the dangerous things they try to introduce into your head."

The track listing of "March of the Urban Zombies" is as follows:

1. Lie and Deny
2. I Want You
3. March of the Urban Zombies
4. Friendly Knives
5. Atomic Dawn
6. Nuclear Attack
7. The Punishment
8. Payback Time
9. Nephilim

Atomic Head is:
Sebastián "SebG" Galindo - guitars/vocals
Luis Pozo - guitars
Diego Carrillo - bass/backing vocals

** Currently the band is looking for a drummer.


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Bauda Posts Official Video

Chilean blackgaze band Bauda has shared another video from its debut album "Euphoria...of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape," this time for the track "Humanimals." Check out that video below. Directed by Andrés Piña, the video features images taken from Bauda's performance at Sala Master on November 17th 2012. The band will also be playing a gig at that same venue on Saturday, June 22nd.

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Kreator Details New DVD/Live Album "Dying Alive"

German thrash titans Kreator have revealed the cover artwork for the band's upcoming 2CD live album and DVD/Blu Ray entitled "Dying Alive." The release will hit the streets on August 30, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

The DVD features footage from the band's sold out homecoming show in Oberhausen, Germany on December 22, 2012, after an extensive 45 days European tour in support of the highly successful album "Phantom Antichrist." The packed and sweat driven show was filmed by 24 cameras, including guitar and mosh pit cams. There is also a behind the scenes documentary and video clips contained within. The approximate total run time is 115 minutes.

"Dying Alive" will be issued in various formats:

DVD/2CD
Blu Ray/2CD
Earbook (DVD/Blu Ray/2CD + Bonus CD feat. "Phantom Antichrist" demo songs)
Earbook + 7" (DVD/Blu Ray/2CD & Bonus CD feat. "Phantom Antichrist" demo songs) (Nuclear Blast Mailorder ONLY) More...

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Deadlock Posts "Dead City Sleepers" Lyric Video

German symphonic death metal act Deadlock posted a lyric video for "Dead City Sleepers." The track appears on the band's upcoming new LP "The Arsonist," due out on July 26, 2013 via Napalm Records. A trailer for the album and the artwork can be viewed below. The video was created by SF-Media Revolutions.

The track list for "The Arsonist" is:

1. The Great Pretender
2. I'm Gone
3. Dead City Sleepers
4. The Arsonist
5. Darkness Divine
6. As We Come Undone
7. Hurt
8. The Final Storm
9. Small Town Boy (Bronski Beat-Cover)
10. My Pain
11. Dead City Sleepers (Erode-Remix)(Bonus Track)
12. As We Come Undone (Philip Abbas-Remix) (Bonus Track)

Check out "Dead City Sleepers" here: More...

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Drakkar Announces Drummer For New LP

Italian power metal act Drakkar, founded by Crimson Dawn's Dario Beretta, have announced that the drummer for the upcoming follow up to "When Lightning Strikes" (See review at this location) will be Sound Storm's Federico Brignolo. The album is currently in the writing stages with a tentative release time of 2014.

The announcement reads as follows: "Ok, it's time for the announcement you were waiting for!...because you were, right? Anyway...the next Drakkar album, coming in 2014, will have a very special guest on drums: our friend Federico Brignolo from the awesome Sound Storm! These guys are one of the most promising young bands of the Italian Metal scene. We'll be back with more great news about our next record! Stay metal!" More...

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Sound Storm Posts New Music Video "Promises"

Italian symphonic metal band Sound Storm posted a new music video for the track "Promises." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Immortalia," which was issued in Europe in 2012, but which finally saw a North American release earlier this year via Scarlet Records (a review for the release can be found at this location.

Check out "Promises" here:

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Abnormal Thought Patterns Posts New Video

Progressive instrumental act Abnormal Thought Patterns, the band founded by Cynthesis members Jasun Tipton and Troy Tipton, has posted a music video for the new track "Velocity and Acceleration: Movement 7." The track appears on the upcoming full length debut "Manipulation Under Anesthesia," which is due out on June 25th via Lifeforce Records.

The video editing and production was done by Wayne Joyner of The Ghost Network. The track listing for the album is:

1. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 5
2. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 6
3. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 7
4. Velocity and Acceleration Movement 8
5. Calculating Patterns
6. Harmonic Oscillators
7. 4 String Lullaby
8. Autumn
9. Manipulation Under Anesthesia
10. Electric Sun 2.0
11. Quintessence

Check out "Velocity and Acceleration Movement 7" here: More...

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Huntress Posts "Starbound Beast" Album Preview

California's Huntress have posted a preview of the sophomore full length LP "Starbound Beast," which features clips from the entire album. The drop date is July 2nd for North America via Napalm Records.

The track listing for "Starbound Beast" is:

1. Enter the Exosphere
2. Blood Sisters
3. I Want to Fuck You to Death
4. Destroy Your Life
5. Starbound Beast
6. Zenith
7. Oracle
8. Receiver
9. Spectra Spectral
10. Alpha Tauri
11. Running Wild (Judas Priest Cover)

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Powerwolf Streaming "Amen & Attack"

German power wolves Powerwolf are streaming the new single "Amen & Attack." The song appears on the band's upcoming new LP "Preachers of the Night." The album is set for release on July 19, 2013 via Napalm Records.

The track listing for "Preachers of the Night" is:

1. Amen & Attack
2. Secrets Of The Sacristy
3. Coleus Sanctus
4. Sacred & Wild
5. Kreuzfeuer
6. Cardinal Sin
7. In The Name Of God (Deus Vult)
8. Nochnoi Dozor
9. Lust For Blood
10. Extatum Et Oratum
11. Last Of The Living Dead

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