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Metal News for June 14, 2012

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Pursuing The End Comments On Upcoming Video

Italy's Pursuing the End has issued the following update about working on a music video for the track "Withering" and working on new material:

"Sorry guys for our silence about 'Withering' during the past weeks. The material that we shot, in March, was really huge: a lot of different scenes was filmed and for a 4-minutes videoclip is really something very arduous choosing the best images and often this process is followed from a lot of developments.

"During the last two months, since the editing process has began, 'Withering' changed so much and finally we are arrived in the last steps of all the creation of a videoclip: the grading process. Yes we can say now: the work is 80% done...Try to be patient for a little period of time more. When the video will be finished will be posted on our YouTube official channel shortly after. So we haven't now a specific date but it will be soon, and stay tuned because 'Withering' is coming...

"Meanwhile we are woking on new songs that will be played live this summer, and pre-produced for our debut album during the next weeks...we can only say that there will be also previews! And they will be mind-blowing... Thanks for all your loyal support!"

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Heretoir Streaming "Ausgeburt" Track Online

Heretoir has posted the song "Ausgeburt" online for streaming, which can be heard in the player below. The track is taken off the upcoming "Substanz" 2 CD set, which will be released this coming August, 2012. The "Substanz" track listing is as follows:

CD 1 ("Existenz" + old tracks):

1. Erwachen im Dunkel
2. Ein Schrey in die Nacht
3. Verblasst
4. Ausgeburt
5. Weltenwandler
6. Herbstwind
7. Trümmerwelten
8. Nihil

CD 2 (Rerecording of "Existenz" + bonus tracks):

1. Aura
2. Erwachen im Dunkel
3. Ein Schrey in die Nacht
4. Verblasst
5. Ausgeburt
6. Herbstwind
7. Snow Colours More...

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Chrome Waves Streaming New Song Online

Chrome Waves has been quite busy over the past month. The group's self-titled debut release will be out on July 3rd, 2012 via Gravedancer Records and now fans have a chance to check out the album by hearing the song "Height of the Rifles" over at The A.V. Club. Check out the track at this location.

The band has also added a new permanent member to the fold in the mighty Jef Whitehead (aka Wrest of Leviathan, Lurker of Chalice). Chrome Waves is also in the midst of shooting a video for the track "Light Behind a Shadow" with director John Bradburn and will soon be announcing tour dates. More...

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New World Symphony Streaming New Song

New York's symphonic metal act New World Symphony has posted the new song "Reality and the Dream" online for streaming and download, which can be found in the player below. The band also commented on the release of a new album:

"The fans have waited three long years for this release, and finally they will have it this summer! This full length concept-album, 'Beginning of the End,' the freshmen release by progressive metal project New World Symphony, explores the depths of the human heart. Searching through a broken world in the midst of catastrophe to hold on to something true and beautiful, we follow the story of Grace and Jack.

"Band members Shanna Becker (Vocals, Keyboard, Violin), Matt Becker (Guitar), Aaron Yerdon (Guitar), Shawn Dandrew (Bass), and Justin Merolla (Drums) hail from the Albany, New York area. The new release is just the beginning of a wonderful and strange journey for the band, and for the characters of Grace and Jack. This album is part of 1 of what they hope to be a trilogy of albums in the future, where the story will be completed.

"In a world where everything is crumbling at their feet, will they find one another and be reunited again? Will he burn with the city, or will Jack find Grace? Explore the first part of the epic trilogy by New World Symphony with 'Beginning of the End,' now available in limited distribution. Available by most major online retailers this July, 2012." More...

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Heathen Beast Releases New Music Video

Indian black metal act Heathen Beast has released a new music video for the song "Contaminating The Ganges," which comes off the band's latest EP "The Drowning of the Elephant God" and can be viewed below.

Heathen Beast also commented on its sound and lyrical themes:

"Heathen Beast believes in no god and no religion. We write about the world and it's religion as we see it, we write about how it encompass and controls the masses in our country India. Our music symbolizes self belief and the fact that we choose our own path and make our own destiny. There is no God that writes your life and not everything that is bad in this world is a consequence of that karma. You are responsible. Heathen Beast plays a form of brutal metal to connect with those who think like we do. The Heathen Beast Shall Be Unleashed Upon Thee.

"Heathen Beast is the formation of three. Carvaka who believes religion was invented and made up by men, having no divine authority. Samkhya who denies the existence of God. Mimamsa who rejects the notion of God and says that human action itself is enough to create the necessary circumstances for the enjoyment of its fruits."

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Anathema Video Interview Posted Online

Spazio Rock has posted a new video interview online with Vincent Cavanagh and Daniel Cardoso from Anathema about the band's new album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here), which can be viewed below.

Anathema also recently announced new upcoming European dates, including shows with Opeth, and full details are available here. To hear more from the band's new album, check out a teaser trailer for "Weather Systems" at this location.

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Pertness Posts New Album Trailer

Swiss melodic power metal band Pertness posted a trailer for the band's forthcoming third LP "Frozen Time." The album is expected for released in the Fall 2012 through Kathargo/Pure Steel Records. The album is the follow up to the 2010 release "From the Beginning to the End."

Check out the trailer clip here:

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Rob Zombie Discusses New Movie

Artisan News service has posted a video clip online of Rob Zombie discussing his nearly completed new movie The Lords of Salem, which follows his previous films The Haunted World of El Superbeasto and Halloween II. Check out the video clip below.

Rob Zombie is also currently working on a new album, and previously commented "It has been way, and I mean way too long without any new music. I am dying to get back to it. I have not felt this much excitement within the band since recording the first Hellbilly Deluxe record almost 15 years ago. We have been working on tons of songs for quite some time and I can safely say this will definitely be our best record yet."

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The World We Knew Adds More Tour Dates

The World We Knew has added on more dates for the North American "Live For Violence Tour," which also features King Conquer. The newly updated tour schedule is as follows:

7/6: Amityville, NY @ Ollie's Point
7/7: Lemoyne, PA The Champ
7/8: Rochester, NY @ Dubland Underground
7/9: Manchester, NH @ Rocko's
7/10: Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre
7/11: Providence, RI @ Firehouse 13
7/12: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
7/13: Staten Island, NY @ The Warriors Warehouse
7/14: Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
7/15: TBA - Help?
7/16: Southside, AL @ Andy's Music
7/17: Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
7/18: Toledo, OH @ Frankie's Inner City
7/19: Wyandotte, MI @ The Active Room
7/20: Windsor, ON @ Dominion House
7/21: Hamilton, ON @ The Underground
7/22: Toronto, ON @ Rockpile
7/23: Ottawa, ON @ The Montgomery Legion
7/24: Montreal, QC @ Club Lambi
7/25: Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitée
7/26: Peterborough, ON @ Red Dog
7/27: Belleville, ON @ Parkdale Community Center
7/28: Kingston, ON @ Time To Laugh
7/29 Wilmington, DE @ The Harmony Grange More...

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Blinded By Faith Streaming Album's Title Track

Canada's Blinded by Faith has posted the title track online from the band's most recent album "Chernobyl Survivor," which can be heard in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Chernobyl Survivor
2. So Speak the Voice of Law
3. Dead End
4. Stranger in the Mirror
5. Drastic Medicine
6. Pace of the Race
7. Shrivelled Wings
8. Alone
9. Bitter Aftertaste
10. Pornscars
11. Prophet of Nothing More...

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Cerebral Bore Announces Eastern European Tour

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore have confirmed dates for an Eastern European tour, which kicks off on September 5th in Szeged, Hungary.

The band will be joined by Israel's Viscera Trail and England's Flayed Disciple on the tour, which follows Cerebral Bore's trek across North America on the Summer Slaughter tour in July and August. The band has also confirmed three off-date shows during the Summer Slaughter tour, with Goatwhore and Exhume.

Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments:

"Time to score another seven new countries off the list on this one, and great to do it with two bands who we are already close friends with. We will be starting this tour less than a week after Summer Slaughter, so we should be on top form as far as our playing is concerned, which is always a good thing when playing to new audiences. A stop at Bathory castle is also in order!"

See Cerebral Bore on tour in Eastern Europe at the following shows:

Sep. 05 - Szeged, Hungary - Club Noir
Sep. 06 - Bucharest, Romania - Ageless Club
Sep. 07 - Varna, Bulgaria - Bar Grind
Sep. 08 - Istanbul, Turkey - The Mekan Concert Hall
Sep. 09 - Thessaloniki, Greece - 8 Ball Club
Sep. 10 - Belgrade, Serbia - TBC
Sep. 11 - Sarajevo, Bosnia - Cinemas
Sep. 12 - Maribor, Slovenia - Gustaf Hall
Sep. 13 - Prague, Czech Republic - Exit Chmelnice

View the Eastern European tour flyer at this location, and don't miss Cerebral Bore on tour this summer at these other shows: More...

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Skeletonwitch Updates Tour Schedule

Ohio metal heathens Skeletonwitch have announced plans to demolish North America this summer on a headlining tour, which will also feature classic rockers Barnburner (Metal Blade Records).

The tour, which includes two weeks' worth of dates in Canada, commences July 13th in York, Pa., soon after the band returns from a European tour during which Skeletonwitch will play festivals alongside the likes of Slayer, Megadeth, and Behemoth. A complete listing of dates can be found below.

Skeletonwitch, which recently toured North America alongside The Black Dahlia Murder, will be out in support of latest album “Forever Abomination,” as well as the recent vinyl reissues of “Breathing the Fire” and “Beyond the Permafrost.” Each LP is available in three different options – splatter, half-and-half and 180-gram black wax — and features gatefold Stoughton “tip-on” record jackets. More...

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A Cosmic Trail Issues Album Update

German act A Cosmic Trail, which was covered in the prog metal edition of our "Unearthing the Metal Underground" column last year, has now checked in with the following update about working on a new album:

"About 95% of the demo tracks for the new album are done. Have to finish the last piece and then it's time to go into detail and do some fine tuning. Tracklist looks like that but can of course change tomorrow.

01. Calm (Intro)
02. Mistral I
03. Cromlech
04. In Ertia
05. Thwart Progress
06. A Ghostly Whisper
07. Mistral II

"Some parts sound like a kind of natural progression, some sound totally different."

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Charred Walls of the Damned Video on Stern TV

Howard TV takes viewers on a heavy metal adventure with the airing of a new episode of the Behind The Scenes Show: "The Making of Richard Christy's Music Video." Howard Stern Show on-air personality and segment Producer Richard Christy is also a well-known heavy metal speed drummer. Christy's band, Charred Walls of the Damned, chose his new song "Zerospan" to be the subject of the album's signature video. Fans will get a close-up look at the concept behind the video and how it all came together in this new Howard TV On Demand show airing until August 6, 2012*. More...

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Katatonia Video Interview Available

Terrorizer has posted a brief video clip online of Jonas & Sodo from Katatonia discussing the band's upcoming new album "Dead End Kings," which can be viewed below. "Dead End Kings" is due out through Peaceville Records on August 27th (EU) and August 28th (US). To find out how Sodo got his distinctive name, and get more insight into the upcoming album, check out our recent interview with the band at this location.

The album's track listing is as follows (not in final running order):

The Parting
Undo You
The Racing Heart
The One You Are Looking For Is Not Here (featuring Silje Wergeland)
First Prayer
Dead Letters More...

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Exumer To Play Rock Hard Festival

German thrashers Exumer have been confirmed to appear at this year's Rock Hard Festival in Milan, Italy on September 15th, 2012. Also on the bill for the festival are Danish thrashers Artillery, who have just come off the co-headlining "South American Damnation" tour with Exumer through Argentina, Chile and Brazil.

Exumer's management is now working on on a European installment of the Exumer/Artillery package and are planning additional dates with both bands throughout Europe in September/October 2012.

Vocalist Mem V. Stein comments: "Our 'South American Damnation' tour was such a success for both bands, us and Artillery, that we did not hesitate to ask our management to replicate the package for Europe. This means that we have to put our North American dates, which were planned for the fall, on hold until spring 2013. There were no alternate time frames to bring both bands back out on the road and we didn't want to risk losing the opportunity altogether to bring the package to Europe."

The line-up for the Rock Hard Festival Italia 2012 features among others Marduk (SE), Bulldozer (IT), Artillery (DK), Exumer (DE), and Immolation (US). More...

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Gwar Guitarist to Appear on Emberghost Album

Portland rock band Emberghost is thrilled to announce that Michael Derks of legendary metal band Gwar, will join the band as the featured guitarist on their Not Long For This Earth project. Derks connected with Emberghost via mutual friend Kristen Randall, who was announced last week as the replacement for departed keyboardist and co-vocalist Sarah Jennings.

Derks says of his new venture:

"Kristen and I have been talking about doing a project for years, and when she introduced me to Emberghost, I saw the perfect opportunity to do something different." More...

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Ptahil Fan Bites Head Off Of A Rat

Ritualistically adorning the stage with lamb bones and decaying rats, Indiana black metal miscreants Ptahil are known for their moody, violent and lawless exercises in live musical mayhem. At a recent ceremony at The Brass Rail in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the onstage chaos led one fan to bite the head of a decomposed rodent.

Comments Ptahil drummer, Mhaghnuis: “It is good to see that when a human being is bombarded with specific emotions, smells and sounds that they can commit actions that are normally unthinkable to them. We are proud that our music and presence helped this person do something unthinkable to any current standard of social behavior.”

Added concert attendee/rat nibbler Zac Bau: “I felt it necessary to step outside the rest of the fans behavior and show that it only takes one person to break the monotony of fist-pumping metal fans. Everybody can mosh; everybody can throw the horns but the true metal fan will eat things that the spirit of the moment moves them to no matter the rest of the world’s thoughts on it.”

Video of the event in question can be viewed below. Ptahil recently completed the follow-up to "For His Satanic Majesty’s Glory." Titled "The Almighty Propagator Of Doom And Despair," the newest assault of Satanic doom/punk/black metal is slated for release on December 21st, 2012 through Wraith Productions and was written and recorded in acknowledgement to the prison of life and the pursuit of true freedom. Further info to be revealed in the coming weeks. More...

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Nether Regions Streaming Debut Full-Length

From the mossy underbelly of Portland, Oregon comes the gritty tones of ambidextrous quartet Nether Regions and the release of their debut full-length LP, "Into The Breach" (reviewed here). The following press release was issued about the band:

"Following the demise of Ditchliquor in 2006, bassist/vocalist Joe Wickstrom supplied live bass for Black Elk, Subarachnoid Space and Witch Mountain for three years, before seeking out several choice musicians in the area to form Nether Regions. With thunderous tones that would surely allow the band’s sound to fall under multiple genre sub categorizations, the core Nether Regions sound simultaneously molests heavy riffery with a persuasion all their own, unable to be contained by one simple style tag.

"Into The Breach clocks in with forty-five minutes of original extreme music recorded by Mike Lastra and Mark Ellsworth at Smegmatone, and mixed/mastered by Adam Pike at Toadhouse — both in Portland. Originally self-released by Nether Regions in February in a strictly limited 1,000-run CD pressing, a copy of Into The Breach found its way into the hands of North Carolina-based Abnormal Gait Records who instantly decided that there must be a vinyl version of the album made. After being specially remixed and remastered for the LP version by Adam Pike (Red Fang, Black Elk), the album was pressed on black 140-gram wax, and packaged with cover art crafted by Brandon Munday and Sam Ford, limited to 500 copies."

You can stream "Into The Breach" in its entirety at the Abnormal Gait BandCamp page or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Into the Breach/Spanish Werewolves
2. Do You Live
3. Your Name is Madness
4. Pale Faced God
5. Alpha/Omega
6. Blood Ritual
7. A City Far Enough Away
8. Outrun the Sun More...

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Wormrot Releases 2012 European Tour Video

Singaporean grindcore trio Wormrot has kicked off the European leg of the band'ssummer tour, following ten whirlwind shows around the UK. The band will be touring around mainland Europe for the next month, with a mixture of festival appearances and club shows lined up, including three shows with Swedish grindcore legends Nasum.

Wormrot has also recorded a new tour video, in which the band's guitarist Rasyd talks about the UK shows and what fans can expect on the rest of the tour. Watch the video posted below. More...

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Wolves At The Gate Streaming New Track

Ohio's Wolves at the Gate is pushing towards the July 3rd release of debut full-length, "Captors," on Solid State Records with the premiere of the album's second preview track, entitled "Awaken." Check out the song at AbsolutePunk.net here.

"We are really excited to get 'Awaken' out for people to hear because this song really captures the energy we want to bring to our live show," says guitarist/vocalist Stephen Cobucci. "It's fast, fun, and catchy. It also does a great job of showcasing Nick's vocal ability. We've really enjoyed playing this song live on our recent tours as it allows for us to move and have some fun. Being an aggressive song, I also feels that it complements the lyrical content, which focuses on people questioning God through how we respond to the trials in life that we face and how we treat other people."

The following press release was also issued about the album:

"The follow-up to their touted 2011 EP We Are the Ones, Captors finds the band not only living up to but surpassing the huge potential recognized by critics and fans alike. No longer constrained by the limits of an EP, the members of Wolves At The Gate were able to showcase the explosive growth of their songwriting, from luscious, melodic rock tracks to lip-splitting hardcore stomps.

"Produced by Andreas Magnussen (Oh Sleeper, Haste the Day etc), Captors is a blisteringly heavy full-length debut with the potential to appeal to every variety of rocker – from fans of metalcore to traditional metal to mainstream hard rock. It's an album that – like those of some of the band's influences (As Cities Burn, Foo Fighters) - avoids pigeonholes and easy labels."

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Iced Earth to Begin North American Tour

Heavy metal legends Iced Earth will be touring North America starting next week, hitting the road with Volbeat, Hellyeah and The Sixxis for an extensive 5-week trek. The group will be touring in support of their 10th studio album "Dystopia."

In regards to this upcoming tour, Jon Schaffer (rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars/backing vocals) comments: "I'm completely stoked, Volbeat is one of my all-time favorite bands, and Michael and the boys are great people. There is a lot of mutual respect and admiration, and I think we are in for a hell of a good time! This will be a package that won't soon be forgotten, I'm sure of that." More...

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Dew-Scented Announces Guest Musician For New Album

Dew-Scented has issued the following announcement about a guest musician on the band's upcoming "Icarus" album:

"We're introducing the first of three special guest-musician appearances on 'Icarus!' First one is Rob Urbinati (Sacrifice) – Guest vocals on 'Gleaming Like Silver.'

"Sacrifice is one of the best and most underrated Thrash Metal bands ever and a big influence on Leif for his vocal-work with Dew-Scented. From their debut masterpiece 'Torment In Fire' (1985) to their amazing comeback album 'The Ones I Condemn' (2009), these guys have always delivered trendless, classy Thrash Metal with amazing riffing and tasty songwriting.

"Dew-Scented had covered Sacrifice’s 'Apocalypse Inside' song on 1999’s Ill-Natured album and stayed in casual contact with Rob and Sacrifice ever since. It’s awesome to have Rob now do guest vocals for 'Gleaming Like Silver' in a duet with Leif!"

Rob Urbinati comments: "Sacrifice have been honoured by Dew-Scented in the past with a cover song, now I am honoured to be included on the track ‘Gleaming Like Silver.'"

The "Icarus" release dates are as follows:

July 27th, 2012 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland (via Metal Blade Records)
July 30th, 2012 in the rest of Europe (via Metal Blade Records)
July 31st, 2012 in North America (via Prosthetic Records) More...

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Marty Friedman Inks Deal With Prosthetic

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has inked a deal with Prosthetic Records. The label commented:

"Three recent albums by pioneering guitarist Marty Friedman – whose groundbreaking work with Megadeth and Cacophony continues to receive international acclaim to this day – will receive North American releases by Prosthetic Records on August 14.

"Two of the titles – 2010's Bad D.N.A. and 2008's Future Addict – have until this year only been available in Japan, where Friedman now lives, while 2006's acclaimed Loudspeaker, originally released Stateside by Shrapnel Records, will be made available domestically once again.

"You can head over to this location now to pre-order a bundle consisting of all three titles!"

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Paris Is Burning Offering New Album For Download

Florida act Paris is Burning is currently offering the band's entire "Noroi" album as a free download, which you can pick up at the band's website or directly over at Mediafire. The band commented:

"Download our newest release completely FREE. All we ask in return is for you to spread the download link everywhere. Donate if you can."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Noroi (Intro)
2. Self Progression
3. Egocentric Minds
4. Disillusion Of A Dream
5. Diary Of A Dead Man
6. Our 7th Circle
7. Discerning
8. Recuerdos (Instrumental) More...

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Ephel Duath Streaming New EP

Agonia Records has issued the following announcement about avant-garde metal act Ephel Duath streaming the band's entire new "On Death and Cosmos" EP online:

"For the next 7 days, the award winning website Metal Sucks will be streaming the entire new EP from Avant-garde/Progressive/Jazz Metal masters Ephel Duath.

"Featuring a fabulous new line-up made of Karyn Crisis, Davide Tiso, Steve Di Giorgio and Marco Minnemann, the EP entitled 'On Death And Cosmos' is available for a free listen for everyone at this location!"

The new EP is set for release on June 21st in Europe and on August 14th in North America, with an upcoming full-length album also currently in the works from Ephel Duath. The "On Death and Cosmos" track listing is as follows:

1. Black Prism
2. Raqia
3. Stardust Rain

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Deathtrack Streaming New Song

Norway's Deathtrack, featuring bassist Halstein from Svolk, is releasing a new EP and has now posted a track online for streaming and free download. Check out the track "Demon Cowboy" in the player below, or listen to the previously posted song "True Blood" over at this location. Deathtrack also commented on its sound:

"Deathtrack is a four piece hard rock outfit from Norway, who delivers balls-to-the-wall music with a tongue-in-cheek attitude.

"Deathtrack shamelessly pays homage to the bands from which they draw their inspiration, such as Alabama Thunderpussy, Metallica and Motörhead, among others. The result is KVINESDALROCK, named for Kvinesdal, the city in the dirty south from which they hail." More...

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Ex Deo Issues New Album Update

Napalm Records has issued the following statement about the upcoming new "Caligvla" album from Roman themed metal act Ex Deo:

"The booklet for the new album 'CALIGVLA' will feature commentaries and descriptions from frontman Maurizio Iacono with his views on each song. The limited first pressing will be released as a 6 panel digipack featuring the bonus track 'Burned to serve as Nocturnal Light,' a song dealing with Caligvlas madman rival emperor Nero.

"In addition, catch EX DEO/KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono's girlfriend and Colombian model Suzzy in the upcoming video 'I , Caligvla.' Shooting commences June 22 in Philadelphia, where Caligvla's twisted dominion will come to life again.

"This summer is about to get really HOT! Stay tuned for more updates!"

For more insight into the upcoming album, check out a teaser trailer or Metalunderground.com's recent interview with Maurizio Iacono. The new album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Dodsfall Announces New EP

Black metal band Dodsfall has checked in with the following update about releasing a new album and an EP:

"The new album 'Inn i Mørkets Kongedømme' its ready to be out during this month!! However a new DØDSFALL EP has been recorded, mixed, and mastered, again with producer Devo Andersson at Endarker in Sweden!

"Some guests appear on this new EP. Devo recorded some bass parts on the album as well and another guests are Fauk of Hordagaard contributing with some Satanic Poetry along with Necrosadist from Patronymicon / Sorcery!

"This opus is entitled 'Kronet I Svart Eld' and will be released in up-coming Autumn by Unexploded Records from Sweden. Stay tuned for more news..."

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Huntress Announces U.S. Shows

California traditional heavy metal act Huntress has announced a string of upcoming headlining U.S. shows in August, along with a festival appearance in July. The currently announced dates are as follows:

7/15: Tidal Wave Festival @ Jerry Garcia Amphitheater, SF
8/13: Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
8/14: Worcester, MA @ Upstairs at the Palladium
8/15: Philadelphia, PA @ Gunners Run
8/16: Cleveland, OH @ Pirates Cove
8/17: Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge
8/18: Detroit, MI @ I-Rock Nightclub

Additional dates are expected to be added to the tour shortly. Huntress also recently released a music video for the song "Spell Eater," the title track off the album of the same name, at MetalSucks.

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Fear The Sirens Releases Lyric Video

After previously posting a lyric video for the song "Odiessa," Italian melodic hardcore act Fear the Sirens has now released another new lyric clip.

Check out the song "This is War," featuring a guest appearance by Josh Baker of Napolean. "This is War" is off the new Fear the Sirens album "The Ruins We Used To Call Home."

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Sexcrement Streaming New Track

Boston death groove band Sexcrement, on the heels of releasing its "Trucker Bombed" video, has posted the new song "Heels Up" on its ReverbNation page. That track is streaming below, along with a list of tour dates that the band is heading out on in support of its sophomore release "Sloppy Seconds" which came out recently on Comatose Music. Below are the West Coast Penetration Tour dates.


Fri June 15 - Cheyenne Saloon, Las Vegas NV
Sat June 16 - Cheyenne Saloon, Las Vegas NV
Sun June 17 - Drunk in the Nevada Desert
Mon June 18 - On The Y, Sacramento CA
Tue June 19 - 1st Church of the Buzzard, Oakland CA
Wed June 20 - The Workshop, Ceres CA
Thu June 21 - Suzy's Bar, Hermosa Beach CA
Fri June 22 - Shakedown Bar, San Diego CA
Sat June 23 - Lost Somewhere in Arizona

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Frosttide Reveals Artwork & Track List For New EP

Finnish blackened folk metal band Frosttide unveiled the album art and track listing for the new EP "Our Journey." The EP is scheduled for release at the end of the summer. This is the second EP for the band, with the debut "Dawn of Frost" released in 2010.

The track list for "Our Journey" is as follows:

1. Enemy Is Back
2. Carefree Village
3. Face Your Demons
4. Assault (check out stream below)
5. No Turning Back

Check out "Assault" streaming here: More...

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Flotsam & Jetsam Commence Pledge Drive For New LP

Arizona power/thrash band Flotsam & Jetsam has started a pledge drive on "PledgeMusic" as the band records its 11th studio album LP "Ugly Noise." 10% of pledges made at the official pledge drive page at this location will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network. Fans who join will also get exclusive updates and videos on the album's recordings as well as hear samples of the LP.

The band posted on its pledge drive page: "We want to thank you for logging on and checking out the site. We decided to do things a bit differently this time around. Since you, our fans, have been so dedicated throughout the years we wanted you to join us for our new release. We’re psyched for you to hear the new tunes. In becoming member of PledgeMusic, you’ll have the chance to get all of our exclusive updates and videos about what we’re doing in the studio, how things are progressing for the album.

"You’ll also have the opportunity to get involved in some very exclusive merchandise and interactive experiences that we’ve never made available before. And through pledging, not only will you be getting involved with new Flotsam music, but a portion of your pledge will also go to an amazing charity near and dear to us called Children’s Miracle Network, which helps as many children as possible by raising funds for local children’s hospitals. Regardless, for ten dollars you will get some kick ass, face melting, metal.

"We are taking our record to the next level and would be honored to have you the fans involved in every step of the way. We’ve never done anything like this before, so we’re really looking forward to releasing our record through Pledge and letting the Flotz fans be a part of it as it happens…"

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Thormesis Posts "Von Leere Und Tod" Album Trailer

German pagan black metal band Thormesis posted an album preview video featuring clips from the the band's entire third LP "Von Leere Und Tod" ("Of Emptiness and Death"), which is due for release on June 15, 2012 through AFM Records.

The track listing for "Von Leere Und Tod" is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Sterbend Herz
3. In den Naechten der Widerkehr
4. Tuerme des Schattens
5. Des Wolfes Letzter Gang
6. Vom Leben Gezeichnet
7. Von Leere und Tod
8. Lebensgang (Grabfeld Cover)

Check out the preview video here: More...

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Ministry Posts New Music Video For "Ghouldiggers"

Ministry posted up a new music video for the track "Ghouldiggers." The song appears on the band's new LP "Relapse," which is available now through AFM Records. Metal Underground's full review of the release can be found at this location.

The band previously released the video for "99 Percenters," which can be viewed at this location.

Check out "Gouldiggers" here:

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