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Metal News for June 15, 2012

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36 news articles posted on this day.

White Wizzard Announces "North American Assault"

White Wizzard has confirmed new dates for a North American tour, which is due to kick off on August 9th in Kansas City, Missouri. The band will be joined on the two-week "North American Assault" tour by fellow heavy metal bands Icarus Witch and Widow. White Wizzard mainman and bassist Jon Leon comments:

"White Wizzard is excited to be doing an East Coast tour with the great bands Icarus Witch and Widow - both are fantastic and we think it is a fantastic bill. Come out if you want to see three bands doing traditional heavy metal and have a blast... See you there!"

Don't miss White Wizzard live on tour at the following shows:

Aug. 09 - Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
Aug. 10 - Minneapolis, MN - TBA
Aug. 11 - Joliet, IL - Mojoe's
Aug. 12 - Detroit, MI - TBA
Aug. 14 - Ottawa, ON - TBA
Aug. 15 - Montreal, QB - Katacombes
Aug. 16 - Toronto, ON - The Wreck Room
Aug. 17 - Buffalo, NY - Broadway Joe's
Aug. 18 - New York, NY - The Studio at Webster Hall
Aug. 23 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom
Aug. 24 - Raleigh, NC - Berkeley Cafe
Aug. 25 - Atlanta, GA - The 120 Tavern

View the North American Assault tour flyer at this location. White Wizzard's latest album, "Flying Tigers," is out now worldwide on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl LP.

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Tainted Nation Signs With Massacre Records

Massacre Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Tainted Nation:

"We're happy to announce the signing of Tainted Nation! Tainted Nation was officially introduced as band in late October 2010, but the band's history began earlier in 2009 when Pete Newdeck (Eden's Curse, Steve Grimmet) started to write songs with his friend Ian Nash (Steve Grimmet).

"Soon Pete and Mark Cross (Firewind, Kingdom Come) became close friends while being on tour together and talked about forming a new band with Pete as the lead singer. Pontus Egberg (The Poodles) joined Tainted Nation in spring 2010 and completed the line-up.

"Tainted Nation's music can be described as a modern and powerful sounding hard rock. The debut album, produced by Pete Newdeck and mixed and mastered by Dennis Ward, was recorded in Greece, Sweden and the UK."

“F.E.A.R.” will be released in December 2012 via Massacre Records. Tainted Nation is:

Pete Newdeck – Vocals
Mark Cross – Drums
Ian Nash – Guitar
Pontus Egberg – Bass

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Primate Streaming New Track Online

As Relapse prepares to officially release Primate's debut LP "Draw Back A Stump" into the general population on July 3rd, today another new track from the beast has been unleashed. Check out “Silence Of Violence” and get some info on how the group and album came together via Blow The Scene right here.

Also from the album, the track “Pride” is available via a Relapse lyric video in the player available below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Primate's grind-infused hardcore punk ruckus brings the relentless spirit of the genre’s pioneers like Poison Idea, Doom, Bad Brains, Napalm Death and Discharge into the modern age with super slick and thunderous production and a foundation-leveling sonic beating. Formed by vocalist Kevin Sharp, bassist/vocalist Dave Whitworth, drummer Shayne Huff and guitarists Bill Kelliher and Mike Brennan, the band dispersed a 1000-run CD pressing of Draw Back A Stump on their own last year.

"Shortly after, they joined forces with Relapse who are now preparing to officially release a remixed and remastered version of the album worldwide in all formats, featuring three tracks not on the original release. Preorders are available here.

"Following several destructive live appearances last year after the album was initially released, this new version will see Primate taking to the streets once again, as live confrontations and more are being planned to take place in the months ahead." More...

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Earthen Grave Announces U.S. Shows

Distinctive Chicago-based doom collective Earthen Grave has confirmed a plethora of Summer tour dates throughout the country in support of the band's self-titled debut album. You can stream the entire album via bandcamp or in the player below, and the band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

6/16/2012 The Blue Pig - Cudahy, WI @ Days of the Doomed II
6/22/2012 P.L.A.V. - Kenosha, WI
6/23/2012 The End Zone Bar & Grill - Aurora, IL w/ En Masse, Rituals of the Oak, Sleestak
6/30/2012 Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL w/ Black Cobra, Gaza
7/11/2012 Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts - Ottawa, ON
7/27/2012 Siberia Club - New Orleans, LA
7/28/2012 The Boiler Room - Dallas, TX
8/31/2012 The Acheron - Brooklyn, NY w/ Iron Man, War Injun, Kin of Ettins
9/01/2012 El 'n' Gee - New London, CT @ SHoD Fest

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Saturnian Signs With Indie Recordings

U.K. symphonic metal act Saturnian has inked a deal with Indie Recordings. The record label commented:

"2011 saw the uprising of a new breed of Extreme Symphonic Metal. Saturnian are a 5 piece from the United Kingdom, proud of a country rich in metal history and ready to usher in a new age charged with its pedigree. Saturnian was formed around one main principle – to create epic and majestic music to enchant fans of all metal genres; delivered in a grand and dramatic style that could soundtrack a blockbuster movie or theatrical performance.

"Expect razor sharp riffing, fist pounding rhythms, and a symphonic backbone worthy of the far reaches of the Universe. In true portentous British style, a rich choral explosion, soaring sopranos, and ethereal Gregorian chant round out this massive sonic explosion. This ethos comes to life in the Saturnian live experience, which in itself is a theatrical spectacle rather than a generic recital of music. Saturnian breeds an eclectic blend of voices, stunning instrumental performances, and a visual experience that will amaze, mystify and inspire!

"During the short time that Saturnian have been touring the length and breadth of the UK they also won the Bloodstock Metal to the Masses competition. This takes the band to Wacken Open Air festival in 2012, and also officially opening Bloodstock 2012!"

Upcoming Saturnian live shows are as follows:

02.08.12 Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany
09.08.12 Bloodstock, Swadlincote, UK More...

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In Vain Posts "Dark Prophets, Black Hearts" Video

Norway's In Vain (not to be confused with the Spanish act of the same name) has released a new music video for the song ”Dark Prophets, Black Hearts” from last album ”Mantra." The video is available for viewing after the jump. Indie Recordings also commented on the band:

"In Vain was formed by J. Haaland and A. Frigstad back in 2003, however the band first saw action during the summer of 2004 when recording their first release. The highly critically acclaimed 'Will the Sun Ever Rise' was a three-track EP of unrelenting atmosphere, aggression and complexity. The release was embraced by metal heads and journalists alike. When their debut album 'The Latter Rain' was released in 2007, the metal world didn't know what hit them.

"With their latest album 'Mantra' with brutal passages, progressive guitar riffs, beautiful melodies and a diverse use of vocal styles, the album continues the progression from 'The Latter Rain.' In Vain took a step up amongst the heavyweights of the genre. This album proves that the band is in it for the long haul. It is safe to say that this is the best In Vain-album to date." More...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Leaks Initial Lineup for 2012

Fun Fun Fun Fest has released a YouTube video leaking a few of the bands slated to appear at the Auditorium Shores-held event in Austin, Texas on November 2-4, 2012. At the end of a humorous, black and white video, the festival's promoters mention a short list of artists including sludgy prog metellers Baroness, electronica beat makers Starfucker, and psychedelic rockers Black Moth Super Rainbow. More...

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Single Bullet Theory Issues Band Update

Philadelphia based metallers Single Bullet Theory have quite a busy next few months ahead of them. In the midst of writing and recording their next full length offering, the band will be hitting the road in August as part of the North American Devastation tour alongside Into Eternity and Riksha. Matt DiFabio offers some insight below:

Well, I have compiled about fourteen songs for the next record and our drummer, Nick (Bunczk) and I have been working on the new material pretty diligently to get a large portion of it ready before we hit the road. It's been pretty refreshing working on arrangements and little extras for each of these songs; I'd say its pretty consistent with the SBT sound. Some may say that that might be considered a little inconsistent considering the vast amount of influences we have and that i am not afraid to wear 'em on my sleeve. Regardless, the new record is pretty damn heavy with a good dose of melody thrown in for good measure.

Working with Nick is a breath of fresh air. His drumming and general musicianship is completely off the charts, so to hear these songs come to life with him behind the kit... well, its really inspiring. Also, for the first time in almost thirteen years, there is a collaborative effort for a track. Our guitarist, Joe Brannigan, had some KILLER riffs floating around in his noggin. He came up to the house last week and we were able to get them scratch tracked and compiled into a completely new piece of music.

It's very heavy and kinda reminds me of something that would have been done on the 'Nevermore Dreaming Neon Black' record. I have a serious pool of talent to pull from on the next record and I intend to utilize everyone's strengths accordingly. On the last SBT, 'V,' we had a blazing lead guitarist and a great drummer to record with but I knew that we would never have those exact guys live. With this new record I have even more of a blazing lead guitarist in Pat Brose and an even better drummer with Nick Bunczk. What's better yet is that I know we will be able to pull these new songs off live without a hitch.

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Purified In Blood Releases "Mot Grav" Video

Purified In Blood has released a new music video to the single ”Mot Grav," which is off the band's new album “Flight Of A Dying Sun,” released today in Europe. Check out the video clip below. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Two years after releasing 'Under Black Skies,' Purified in Blood is now ready to unleash yet another monster; 'Flight Of A Dying Sun.' Their previous album 'Under Black Skies' got overwhelming critics and the band is widely known to deliver the goods live as well. If there’s one thing Purified in Blood looks forward to, it’s touring with these new, crushing songs. Destroying city after city with Norwegian metal.

"Taking their sound to a new level, the band is very pleased with the outcome of this new recording. They have a newfound intensity inspired by their early days. Mixing the hard with the groovy this album has the variety listeners will find interesting and heavy. 'Flight Of A Dying Sun' is recorded and produced by Danish juggernaut Jacob Bredahl and mixed and mastered by the metal legend Tue Madsen; the heaviest combo known to man." More...

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Suture Reissuing Two Albums

Baton Rouge based lords of brutal death metal, Suture, are back with a vengeance. After years of dormancy, the band has re-emerged with a recently re-recorded and remixed version of its 2008 release, "Skeletal Vortex," which is now available via Soulflesh Collector Records.

But the fun doesn't stop there. With the original lineup intact, Suture is currently in the process of re-recording its long-out-of-print 2002 debut full-length, "Carnivorous Urge to Kill," for release later this year. Check out the tracklisting and cover art of the "Skeletal Vortex" reissue below.

Oblivion
Escaping the Confines of My Skin
Skeletal Vortex
Opprobbrium
Black Blood Progeny
Exiled to Undead
Crude Methods of Punishment
In A State of Progressive Disintegration
Overseer to the End of Days
Chaossuary More...

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Melektaus Streaming New Song

Chile's Melektaus has posted the song "From Hadit To Nuit" online for streaming, which is taken off the band's new second full-length album "Nexus For Continual Genesis." Check out the song in the player below, or you can find a teaser trailer for the album at this location.

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Ingurgitating Oblivion Signs With Willowtip

Willowtip Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Ingurgitating Oblivion for the release of a new album:

"We're very pleased to announce the signing of INGURGITATING OBLIVION to Willowtip. Their new album will be dropping in late 2012. Prepare for despair, as the portals of gut-wrenching gore will be cast open wide by these sultans of madness!"

For more info on Ingurgitating Oblivion, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Tantara To Release New Album

Tantara is set to release the new album “Based On Evil” this coming August 24th via Indie Records. Today the band gives you a sneak peek to the album by streaming the title track, which can be heard below. Tantara will also release a 7" vinyl for the "Based On Evil" single on June 29th.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Based On Evil
2. Mass Murder
3. Negligible Souls
4. The Debate
5. Human Mutation
6. Trapped In Bodies
7. Prejudice Of Violence
8. Killing Of Mother Earth

The following press release was issued about the album:

"The plans to make a full-length record began right after the release of the EP 'Human Mutation' in 2010 and the band started the search for the right producer. Tantara entered the studio again in July 2011 to record their long anticipated debut album with the legendary producer Flemming Rasmussen. The band chose Rasmussen because of his background of producing records for bands like Rainbow, Metallica, Blind Guardian and Morbid Angel. The album 'Based On Evil' was recorded during four weeks in July 2011 in the studios ARK Recording Studios and Sweet Silence Mix Suite in Copenhagen, Denmark.

"Based On Evil is filled with fast, mind-boggling riffs, aggressive vocals and impeccable drumming. In addition to the melodic and masterly conducted solos one can find progressive elements in Tantara’s music. Their songs might be longer than normal in the genre, but they possess a unique song-writing talent that keep the listener engaged throughout the whole album. Tantara draws inspiration from bands such as Heathen, Anthrax, Exodus, Megadeth, Slayer, Nuclear Assault, Vio-lence and Metallica." More...

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Texas In July Releases More In-Studio Footage

Texas in July has released a third studio video update from the band's time recording a new album with Will Putney at The Machine Shop Studios. Check out this newly posted video clip in the player below, or you can also find the last entry in the video series at this location.

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Ensiferum Reveals "Unsung Heroes" Tour Dates

Ensiferum will be releasing the new album "Unsung Heroes" on August 27th, 2012 through Spinefarm Records. The group has now checked in with the following announcement about new Finnish tour dates in September:

"Before the band take to the road for the 'Bearers of the Sword' European tour in support of the new album, Ensiferum are pleased to announce the Unsung Heroes Finland Tour. Featuring 5 shows across the country, Ensiferum will bring their signature folk-infused metal to all corners of Suomi, with support on this trek coming from Finnish 'Reindeer' metallers A.R.G."

The dates are as follows:

Sep 05 - Nosturi, Helsinki, Finland
Sep 06 - Klubi Tampere, Tampere, Finland
Sep 07 - Lutakko, Jyväskylä, Finland
Sep 08 - Finlandia-klubi, Lahti, Finland
Sep 09 - Klubi Turku, Turku, Finland More...

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Hacride Announces The "Klonosphere" Tour

Hacride will enter the studio later this month to record a new album, and afterwards the band is set to embark on the Klonosphere Tour this coming October in France. The tour also feature Klone and Trepalium, and the currently announced tour dates are as follows:

10.10.12 Poitiers, Le Confort Moderne
11.10.12 Tarnos, Salle Thorez
12.10.12 Montauban, Le Rio Grande
13.10.12 Montlucon, MJC
14.10.12 Paris, Le Divan du Monde
17.10.12 Nancy, L’Autre Canal
18.10.12 Rouen, Le 106
19.10.12 Chelles, Les Cuizines
20.10.12 Dunkerque, Les 4 Ecluses
21.10.12 Rennes, L’ubu
23.10.12 Bordeaux, [TBC]
24.10.12 Lyon, CCO
25.10.12 Reims, La Cartonnerie
26.10.12 Manosque, Le Café Provisoire
27.10.12 Besancon, La Rodia
28.10.12 Niort, Le Camji More...

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Plaag Posts New Track Online For Streaming

Belgium's Plaag has posted the new song "Stitched and Stapled" online, which will appear on the band's upcoming "Ironic Twists And Tales" EP. Check out the song below.

Further details on the release date and track listing will be announced as they are made available. Plaag also commented:

"Since it is taking such a long and unforeseen time to have this EP released we decided we no longer wanted to keep you Plaagies in the dark (no pun intended). So here is one brand new song for you guys 'n gals that is on the upcoming EP! Bang hard and enjoy!"

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Krake Streaming New Song Online

Norwegian act Kråke is currently streaming the new song "Victorious, I" online, which is taken from the band's new album "Conquering Death." Check out the song below. "Conquering Death" has already been released in Norway and is due out via Indie Recordings on June 29th in the rest of Europe. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. A Murder Of Crows
2. And A Colder Breed
3. Hearts Blood
4. Ed
5. The Great Leviathan
6. Beneath Black Waters
7. Victorious, I
8. The Gatekeeper
9. Snowfall
10. A Ly As Lyset More...

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Behemoth Announces Upcoming Live Appearances

Polish black/death metal kings Behemoth, lead by leukemia-repellent frontman Nergal, have just announced their upcoming live appearances during the summer festival season. The currently announced dates are as follows:

JUNE
16.06.12 Hellfest FR
24.06.12 Graspop BEL
28.06.12 Fire walk with me NOR
29.06.12 Stejnkier fest NOR
30.06.12 Tuska fest FIN

JULY
07.07.12 Gateaway SWE
08.07.12 Roskilde DEN

AUGUST
10.08.12 Bloodstock UK
16.08.12 Summerbreeze GER
17.08.12 Gothum Fest SWE
19.08.12 Motocultor FR

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Epitome Of The Weak Reveals New EP Track Listing

Epitome of the Weak is currently working on an upcoming EP titled "A New Shore," and the band has now revealed the track listing:

1. To Those Who Wait
2. Moments Lost
3. Never Forget
4. This Dying Breath

Epitome of the Weak also previously commented on the artwork: "The concept behind our new EP 'A New Shore' album art: We are entering a digital age, but we are still in limbo between the new technology and the old. As the new machines slowly take over the old, we watch as our dependence on them grows and becomes more secure.

"Not only are the new machines taking over the old, but they are taking over us as well; by increasing our need for them and our like for their convenience. Soon enough, our co-dependence on these machines will leave us too helpless to fend for ourselves. If we continue down this road then we are looking at a future of destruction crafted by our own hand and brought on by the machnies we built to help us." More...

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Enfold Darkness Streaming New Song

Enfold Darkness has posted a new pre-production track online titled "Banishment," which can be heard in the player below. The track will appear on the upcoming Enfold Darkness album, which is due to come out late 2012. The band also commented:

"After a long wait, here it is... the pre-production demo of our new song, 'Banishment.' NOTE: Chason Westmoreland is not drumming on this recording. The drums are actually a 'drum machine,' programmed by James Turk (bassist of Enfold Darkness)."

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Inverse Phase Posts 8 Bit Nine Inch Nails Covers

Inverse Phase has posted an all 8 bit cover of the full Nine Inch Nails album "Pretty Hate Machine," titled "Pretty Eight Machine." You can check out the covers in the player below or over at the Inverse Phase bandcamp page here.

The "Pretty Eight Machine" track listing is as follows:

1. Head Like I/O
2. Atarible Lie
3. Downloadin' It
4. SYNCtified
5. Something You Didn't Ever Have
6. Kinda I Want 2A03
7. SID
8. hat's What I Chipped
9. The Lonely Byte
10. Token Ringfinger More...

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Nachtmystium Posts New Song Online

Nachtmystium has premiered another new song from the upcoming album "Silencing Machine." This track is called "Borrowed Hope And Broken Dreams" and is available for streaming now via Germany's Visions Magazine here.

"Silencing Machine" is the follow-up to previous full-length "Black Meddle Pt. 2: Addicts" (reviewed here) and the album is set to be released on July 30th in Europe and July 31st in North America via Century Media Records.

Nachtmystium will be playing a few shows in Colorado and Chicago around the "Silencing Machine" release. All upcoming tour dates are below.

7/27--Rocky Mts, CO--Gathering of Shadows Fest with NIGHTBRINGER, KRIEG, VELNIAS
7/28--Rocky Mts, CO--Gathering of Shadows Fest with NIGHTBRINGER, KRIEG, VELNIAS
7/29--Denver, CO--Marquis Theater with KRIEG and MURMUR
7/30--Lawrence, KS--The Bottleneck with KRIEG and MURMUR
7/31--Chicago, IL--Reggies Rock Club with KRIEG, MURMUR, DRUG HONKEY More...

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Eluveitie Announces U.K. Tour

Swiss folk metal act Eluveitie, which will be appearing at the upcoming Summer Breeze festival, has now issued the following announcement about a U.K. tour in November:

"UK tour, including Ireland & Scotland, in November! We are happy to unveil yet another leg of our current Helvetios World Tour, which will join forces with Sabaton this fall. The tour will continue throughout the UK in November, including our very first appearances in Ireland!"

1.11.12, UK, Norwich Waterfront
2.11.12, UK, Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
3.11.12, UK, Manchester HMV Ritz
4.11.12, SCO, Glasgow Garage
6.11.12, IRE, Dublin Button Factory
7.11.12, IRE, Belfast The Limelight
9.11.12, UK, London HMV Forum
10.11.12, UK, Cardiff Great Hall 2
11.11.12, UK, Sheffield Corporation

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Soundcrawler Streaming New Album Online

French act Soundcrawler, which features Clément Reviriego of Dorthal, has now released the new album "The Sandcrawler." The band has posted all six tracks from the new release online for streaming through the SoundCloud player available after the jump, and you can also find the cover artwork below. For more info on Soundcrawler, head over to the band's Facebook profile here. More...

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Hartmann Posts Album Trailer For "Balance"

Hartmann, featuring Ex-At Vance/Ex-Iron Mask vocalist Oliver Hartmann, posted a full album trailer for the recently released fourth studio effort "Balance." The album dropped on June 1, 2012 through Frontiers Records and features the following track list:

1. All My Life (3:56)
2. Like A River (4:06)
3. You Are The One (3:53)
4. Fool For You (4:07)
5. After The Love Is Gone (5:27)
6. Save Me (4:59)
7. Fall From Grace (5:09)
8. From A Star (4:54)
9. Dance On The Wire (4:25)
10. Shout (5:35)
11. Time To Face The Truth (3:11)
12. The Best Is Yet To Come (5:04)

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Fu Manchu Writing New Album

California's Fu Manchu has issued the following announcement about writing new material for an upcoming album:

"Fu Manchu - starting to write for a new record. We have recorded every Fu Manchu record on this 4-track machine starting with the 1995 'Daredevil' release.

"We didn't use this for the final recordings that were released, but the entire record for each release was done on this first, then we would go into a real studio."

Further details on the upcoming release will be announced as they are made available from the band. More...

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Black Country Communion Posts Studio Report

Hard Rock super group Black Country Communion, featuring Glenn Hughes, Derek Sherinan, Joe Bonomassa and Jason Bonham, posted the first video studio report on the recording of the band's third LP. The band is recording the follow up to the 2011 release "2."

Check out the studio video here:

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Elvenking Posts First Studio Update For New LP

Italian folk/power metal band Elvenking posted the first video in a series of studio video as the band records the follow up to the 2010 LP "Red Silent Tides." The band is currently at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (Sonata Arctica/Lordi), who also produced the band's LP's "The Winter's Wake" (2006) and "The Scythe" (2007).

The first video focuses on the drum records with new drummer Symohn. The new album will also be the first for bassist Jakob. Check out the studio report here:

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A Forest Of Stars Posts Music Video Trailer

A Forest of Stars has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming "Gatherer Of The Pure" music video, which you can check out below. The full video is set to drop online on June 29th, 2012.

"Gatherer of the Pure" is taken from the third A Forest Of Stars album "A Shadowplay For Yesterdays," due out July 20th, 2012. A preview of the album can be heard by heading over here.

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Lykaion To Release Debut Full Length

Italian power/progressive band Lykaion are set to release the band's debut album "Nothin' But Death" on June 19, 2012 through Bakerteam Records. The band has been on the scene for twelve years, releasing four demos, the latest of which was the 2010 demo "Swallowed by the Sea."

The track listing for "Nothin' But Death" is as follows:

1. Nothin' But Death
2. A Cold Summer Day
3. Free From All Your Fears
4. Empty
5. The Dance
6. Fuck You (I Love Myself)
7. Passion Kills
8. Sick Love
9. Together
10. Dimenticherai More...

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Negura Bunget Drummer Undergoing Surgery

Drummer Negru from Romanian metal act Negura Bunget has issued the following announcement about having to undergo surgery:

"Thanks a lot everybody for you all kind words and best wishes, I really appreciate it! Throughout the U.S. tour I had some discomfort with my knees, so when I checked it out after the tour I got the news that surgery is needed on both knees to fix some problems with the meniscus that probably accumulated in time.

"The first surgery is done, and seems to be successful. The second one will be done in a few weeks so that we can keep all our band schedules intact. There's no need to worry, we'll be up again in no time!"

For more info on Negura Bunget, head over to the band's Facebook profile, or check out our recent show report from the band's San Antonio, Texas performance at this location.

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Sinister Checks In From The Studio

Sinister is holed up in Soundlodge Studio working on the band's upcoming new album "The Carnage Ending." The group has now checked in from the studio with the following recording update:

"Hail the beast! Studio update: Bastiaan and Dennis are now taking care of all guitarparts. They just finished seven songs by now!! Guitarsound will be massive and crushing!

"After that it's time for Mathijs and Aad for their contribution on this amazing and brutal album! Then it's up to Jörg to give The Carnage Ending a monstrous sound! Soon (in a few weeks) we will add a preview of the recordings including new material on youtube/facebook!"

The currently announced track listing for the new album is as follows:

1. Defamatory Content
2. Regarding the Imagery
3. The Carnage Ending
4. Transylvania (City of the Damned)
5. My Casual Enemy
6. Crown of Thorns
7. Blood Ecstasy
8. Unheavenly Domain
9. The Final Destroyer
10. Oath of Rebirth

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Jørn Posts New Music Video

Jørn, featuring Masterplan vocalist Jørn Lande, posted a new music video for the song "Live And Let Fly." The song is the bonus track off the band's eighth LP "Bring Heavy Rock to the Land," which which was just released in the beginning of June through Frontiers Records. The band previously posted the title track as the first music video for the album, which can be viewed at this location.

Check out "Live and Let Fly" here:

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Jack Starr's Burning Starr Posts New Music Video

New York's Jack Starr's Burning Starr (featuring former Virgin Steele guitarist Jack Starr, Reverence vocalist Todd Michael Hall and bassist Ned Meloni along with Ex-Manowar drummer Rhino) posted up a new music video for the title track of the latest LP "Land of the Dead." The album was released in November 2011 through Limb Music. The video was edited by Crystal Viper vocalist Marta Gabriel.

Check out "Land of the Dead" here:

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Bret Michaels Is Back

Okay, so he never really left, that was just a dream. Poison front man Bret Michaels (Poison) has released a brand new video for his new single “Get Your Rock On”, featuring Phil Collen (Def Leppard) and Sal Coz (My Darkest Days). The video was filmed during Michaels' 2011/2012 solo tour. "Get Your Rock On" is the title track from Bret's upcoming solo album of the same name. The single is available on iTunes along with a cover of Poison’s “Nothing But A Good Time”, featuring former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony. So, is it just me or is Bret Michaels trying to become the “Kevin Bacon Six Degrees” of eighties rockers? More...

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