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Metal News for June 17, 2012

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9 news articles posted on this day.

Rings Of Saturn Comments On Upcoming Album

It has been just over 2 years since Rings of Saturn's first full-length album "Embryonic Anomaly" was re-released on Unique Leader Records. Since that time, ROS has been hard at work writing for sophomore release, as well as consistently touring across the United States and Canada with metal giants such as Decapitated, Carnifex, Origin, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Aborted, and Decrepit Birth. The new album's artwork can be viewed below, and the following press release has been issued by Unique Leader:

"With the recent release of Rings of Saturn's YouTube sampler from their upcoming album entitled 'Dingir' (din-jeer) there has been an overwhelmingly positive response as well as growing anticipation for what's to come next from the band. The album is set for a tentative release date of Nov. 20th, 2012 on Unique Leader Records and will have a running time of roughly 42 minutes in length."

The tracks will be as follows:

Objective to Harvest (4:06)
Galactic Cleansing (3:28)
Shards of Scorched Flesh (3:08)
Feast Upon their Bowels (3:35)
Faces Imploding (5:51)
Peeling Arteries (4:05)
Hyperforms (3:50)
Fruitless Existence (3:13)
Immaculate Order (4:37)
Utopia (Instrumental, 5:25) More...

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Popular Metal Cookbook Getting A Sequel

Bruce Moore and the crew at Safkhet Publishing have introduced the new book "For Those About To Cook - Pure Metal." Focused entirely on metal musicians and their appetites for destruction, "Pure Metal" brings you delectable dishes and will be released on August 31st.

"Pure Metal" will be available soon and features not only all your favorite metal bands from the original metal cookbook, "For Those About To Cook," but also a whole anthology of metal bands including rock legends Poison, Lizzy Borden, and Twisted Sister, and introducing Bolero, Exodus, Full Force, and Gravedigger... to name a few.

Check out the trailer for the book below, and visit "Pure Metal's" Facebook page for more information.


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Odium Releases New Music Video

Odium has released a new music video, and the Chad Archibald-directed clip is available in the player below. The band also commented:

"Here it is! The video for our new single 'No Way Out' from 'Burning the Bridges to Nowhere' (shot by Chad Archibald). Let us know what you think, we LOVE IT!"

Catch Odium live on the following dates:

June 29, 2012 - The Underground - Hamilton, ON w/ Deathpoint, Misguided Aggression
July 5, 2012 - Richmond Tavern - London, ON w/ Myley Cyrus Got Fisted, Mutual Execution
July 6, 2012 - Club 344 - Guelph, ON w/ Saigon Hookers, Darlings of Chelsea
July 7, 2012 - The Coach and Horses - Windsor, ON w/ guests

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Thy Darkened Shade Streaming New Album

Greek black metal act Thy Darkened Shade has posted the entire new "Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs" album online for streaming. You can check out the songs in the player below or over at bandcamp. The track listing is as follows:

1. Deceased Ambience
2. Reconstruction of Soul and Matter
3. The Great Serpent Self
4. To Suffer the Perpetual Curses
5. Narrow Fields of Life
6. For Sinister Might
7. Inferior Deathplan
8. The Clandestine Insight of Immorality More...

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Ceruleus Posts Live Video Clip

Ceruleus has posted a video clip online featuring live footage and an advance look at new material, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"A little update on what we've been up too, Hangin with our boys in Volumes, and talkin to Sampson! As well as a sneak peek on new tracks we've been working on for our next upcoming album! Big Shout out to our good homies in Volumes!"

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Human Streaming New Single

New Zealand act Human has posted a new single online titled "Teenage Bonesaw Massacre," which can be heard in the player below. The band also previously commented on the track:

"The track 'Teenage Bonesaw Massacre' showcases the band in perfect balance - heavy, fast paced, and also lyrically amusing at the same time (the song itself is written from the perspective of a hunting party in pursuit of a group of teenage campers in the woods) and it captures Human’s ‘death metal for the fun of it’ attitude perfectly." More...

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Animals As Leaders Robbed

Update: The band has since recovered the stolen vehicle and one of the guitars.

Animals as Leaders has checked in with the following announcement about having guitars and other equipment stolen:

"Hey guys. We've got some pretty terrible news to report. Upon returning home to our house in LA we discovered that we'd been robbed while were out on tour. The thieves were able to get away with Javier's Chevy Blazer and all of the equipment we didn't have on tour with us. 10 guitars in total. This includes many of our one of a kind custom instruments (Stranberg, Rick Toone ) as well as amplifiers, PA equipment and personal items.

"This is beyond devastating. We know so many of you have been beyond supportive with Javier's legal troubles. We may need more of your help now to potentially find some of these one of a kind instruments that may pop up on Ebay, Craigslist, pawn shops, used music stores etc.

"We're adding an album containing photos and detailed descriptions of the stolen gear to our profile. Please take a look and keep your eyes open for anything that looks close to this stuff. I truly think that with your help we have an exponentially better chance of tracking some of this down.

"If anyone has any information about any of this gear, please contact us at animalsgear@gmail.com. Please, keep it to messages containing leads on the stolen gear. Thanks!"

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David Ellefson Wishes Fans A Happy Father's Day

David Ellefson of Megadeth has checked in from Bucharest, Romania with a brief video clip wishing a happy Father's Day to the band's fans. Check out the video clip below. You can also find a recent video clip with Megadeth's Dave Mustaine from the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis at this location.

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Sunday Old School: Obituary

Believe it or else, there was a time when death metal didn’t consist of bands who looked and sounded exactly the same, when it was an exciting new genre, spurred on by the likes of Possessed and Kreator. Like all genres, it had some bands that stood out more than others, and one group who stood out due to their undeniable quality and fresh approach, was Obituary. Obituary were originally formed by brothers John and Donald Tardy under the name Executioner in 1984, before altering their moniker to Xecutioner, prior to finally (and wisely) changing their name once again in 1988 to Obituary. Soon after the final name change, they entered Morrisound Studios to record with Scott Burns, who within the studio, also produced several other extreme metal classics such as "Effigy of the Forgotten" by Suffocation and a number of albums by Cannibal Corpse. The result was their first album, "Slowly We Rot," which was released in the summer of 1989 through Roadracer Records. The album was very well received, and many Obituary fans still regard it as their heaviest record to date. They were soon faced with the task of finding new members however, as guitarist Allen West and bass player Daniel Tucker parted company with the group, leaving their shoes to be filled by former Death guitarist James Murphy and hardcore loving bassist Frank Watkins respectively. This new lineup soon recorded a second album, "Cause Of Death," released the next year to similar praise. The album featured artwork by Michael Whelan which was originally going to be used by Sepultura for their "Beneath The Remains" album, but Obituary were allowed to use it first. It also contained a cover of the classic Celtic Frost song, "Circle of the Tyrants" and is today regarded as a true classic in the death metal genre.

This would prove to be their only record with Murphy, as the band welcomed Allen West back into the fold soon afterwards. They got to work on their third album, "The End Complete," which remains the biggest selling record to date, shifting well over half a million copies worldwide and gaining the band their first entry into the Billboard charts, peaking at number 16 on the Top Heatseekers chart. Although were not able to replicate this commercial success with the follow up, "World Demise," they made much of a profound statement, particularly with the music video for the album opener, "Don’t Care," which was seen as an environmental protest song, and featured shocking images of pollution. The album featured a number of other bleak sounding songs too, "Final Thoughts," "Lost" and the title track in particular. It would be three years before they released another record, which finally came in 1997 under the title, "Back From the Dead," the first Obituary album not to be produced by Scott Burns. The record received mixed reviews and, owing mostly to a lack of desire for touring, the band decided to call it a day soon after its release, marking their breakup with a live album suitably entitled, "Dead." More...

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