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Metal News for June 17, 2013

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42 news articles posted on this day.

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Unearthing The Non-Traditional Black Metal Scene

Record sales may be dropping and labels may be on the verge of extinction, but the underground metal scene is still a thriving and vibrant place where musical innovation continues to occur. Every Monday we dig deep into the underground to unearth three bands you may not have had the chance to check out yet, but which deserve to be heard.

It’s no secret I dig bands that mix it up and don’t stick to one straight style, having previously unearthed avant-garde bands, a handful of genre flip-floppers, metal outfits that experiment with non-traditional sounds, and those bands that just plain ignore musical trends.

Today you’ll get another dose of heavy music that doesn’t play by the normal genre rules. These three bands may all technically be black metal, but they push that definition to its limits and sometimes even well beyond!

Todtgelichter

This German act is currently with Code666 records, which is a smaller label in the grand scheme of things, but it still has some very solid underground acts known for combining sub-genres and mixing up their sounds.

Todtgelichter has four full-length releases under its belt, having just dropped new album “Apnoe” this year (reviewed here). “Apnoe” is definitely less raucous and battering than previous releases, occasionally dropping out the black metal altogether, just to bring it back in at unexpected times to barrel over an unsuspecting audience. The harsh vocals are present but take a back seat to clean male and female singing, accompanied by atmospheric and calm parts that give off a modern-era Anathema vibe.

Keep up with the latest on Todtgetlichter at Facebook and be sure to check out a track from the current album and its predecessor “Angst” below.

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Darkane Posts New Song Online

Swedish act Darkane has unveiled “Mechanically Divine,” a new song from the band's Prosthetic Records debut, “The Sinister Supremacy.” Check it out below.

The album, scheduled to be released in North America on July 2nd, marks the first new music from the band in five years, as well as the return of vocalist Lawrence Mackrory (who left the band after the 1999 debut, “Rusted Angel”). The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Sounds of Pre-Existence
2. The Sinister Supremacy
3. Mechanically Divine
4. Ostracized
5. The Decline
6. Insurrection Is Imminent
7. In The Absence Of Pain
8. Humanity Defiled
9. Hate Repentance State
10. Collapse of Illusions
11. By Darkness Designed
12. Existence Is Just A State Of Mind More...

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Corey Taylor Reads From New Book

Slipknot and Stone Sour member Corey Taylor's second book, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: Or, How I Made Peace with the Paranormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process," will be published next month by Da Capo Press.

In the clip available below, Taylor reads an excerpt from the book. Corey will also be making a few personal appearances to promote the book, as well as the comic based on Stone Sour's "House of Gold & Bones" album. Details are as follows:

July 16 - Bookends, Ridgewood, NJ (book)
July 17 - Fourth World Comics, Smithtown, NY (comic)
July 17 - Book Revue, Huntington, NY (book)
July 19 - Book Soup, West Hollywood, CA (book)
July 20 - Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA (book and comic) More...

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Above The Mist Streaming New EP Samples

Swedish speed/thrash metal band Above the Mist has released debut EP "Tide Turner." Samples of all the tracks from the release are available at Amazon.com here. The "Tide Turner" track listing is as follows:

1. Overthrow
2. Conquer all
3. Scoundrel
4. Tide turner
5. Forlorn hope More...

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Veligore Streaming Album Online

New York's Veligore has posted the band's self-titled album online for streaming. Give the album a listen in the player below, or check it out over at the Veligore Bandcamp page here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Gloomy Winter 04:00
2. Carpaty 03:15
3. Black River 04:26
4. Werewolf's Dungeon 03:49
5. Wastelands 04:06
6. Endless Night 05:12
7. Equinox 04:18
8. The Torture 03:49
9. Grave In The Forest 03:33
10. Mountain of Madness 03:45
11. Full Moon 05:59 More...

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Sannhet Album To See CD Release

Following its vinyl/digital release in February, "Known Flood," the debut album from trio Sannhet, is now confirmed for release on CD via Consouling Sounds. The album is available for streaming via noisey.vice.com here or in the player below, and the following press release was also issued:

"With nearly forty-five minutes of electrified post-metal, fueled with domineering riff-building movements and intense percussive hostility, Known Flood unifies Sannhet’s lightly blackened atmospheric style, captured by Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia) and mastered by Carl Saff. The album and the band’s live performances across the NYC region supporting it have captivated fans and media alike, the band’s unique approach standing out in heavy contrast in an otherwise massively oversaturated genre. Sannhet bends genres effortlessly, and blends it together in a coherent monster of an album. 45 minutes of adventurous aural bliss pass in the blink of an eye.

"Licensed directly from Sacrament Music, the CD version of Known Flood will be made available through Belgium-based Consouling Sounds, the label's aim to put extraordinary music in the post, doom and ambient niche and sub niches into the spotlight. Set for European release on July 8th, and North American release a day later, preorders for the disc are available here."

You can also catch the band live:

6/28/2013 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Locrian More...

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Banisher Streaming "Black Blood"

Banisher has made another song from the upcoming “Scarcity” album available for streaming.
Listen to “Black Blood” in the player below.

“Scarcity” was recorded between 2012 and 2013 at Invent Sound Studio in Bydgoszcz. It contains 9 tracks, including a death metal version of the “Benny Hill” theme. The album was recorded in a new line-up: Tytus Kalicki – vocals, Hubert Wiecek – guitars, Daniel Wojtowicz – bass, and Lukasz "Lucass" Krzesiewicz (Sammath Naur, Gnida) on drums.

One of the songs features a guest appearance by Wojtek Famielec (Disperse, Stunt Skunk Bang, ex-Redemptor). The cover artwork was made by Michal “Xaay” Loranc (Nile, Behemoth, Necrophagist, and Decapitated). The new album's track listing is:

1. War on Drugs
2. Scarcity
3. Vanity
4. Dystopia
5. Black Blood
6. Incentives
7. Paradigm Shift
8. Exceptionalism
9. Corporatocracy
10. Benny Hill More...

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Shinedown Releases "I'll Follow You" Video

Shinedown recently released "The Live Room" EP, a five song-collection featuring tracks from the band’s fourth studio album, "Amaryllis,"recorded live at Henson Studios (formerly the historic A&M Studios) in Hollywood, CA.

The band has now released a new music video for "I'll Follow You," which can be viewed below. Shinedown will be heading out on the "Carnival of Madness" tour in August, with dates available after the jump.

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Autopsy Streaming New Track

Pitchfork.com is streaming a brand new track, "Mangled Far Below," from Bay Area death metal act Autopsy. Check out "Mangled Far Below" online right here.

The new cut is the second to surface from the impending "The Headless Ritual" album, due out July 2nd on Peaceville Records.

Featuring the returning quartet of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles, and Joe Trevisano, "The Headless Ritual" was recorded and mixed in April 2013 at Fantasy Studios, San Francisco with Adam Munoz, and features cover artwork by artist Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin).

Said drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert: "Expect nothing less than the monstrous brutality that Autopsy has been known to offer. Laurels will not be rested upon, trends will not be followed and mercy will not be shown. Mark your calendars for June and pick out a coffin to lie down and die in. Darkness and death await..." More...

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Society 1 Posts "Lifeless" Music Video

Society 1 releases a new a video today entitled "Lifeless," directed by vocalist Matt "The Lord" Zane and Noah Raskin.

"Lifeless" is the first complete track made available from the recently recorded EP "Screams Of Sadist" that was produced by Raymond Herrera, with mixing and mastering done by Logan Mader. Society 1 wanted to release the video prior to securing a means of distribution in order to showcase the band's current line up and sound. Zane comments:

"Of course we could just record and release albums on our own, do small tours, basically just make it a DIY situation but after being back in the game for the past year it seems that it would a better decision to try and sign with some type of label that has a few more resources than we do at our immediate disposal. It seems video's are a great way to gain interest these days because it is so easy to reach so many people. I've even know a few new artists acquire deals directly from their Youtube views before even playing a show."

With the band's decision to create and release a video the question came down to which track from the EP should be used to represent where Society 1 stood musically and visually after all these years. More...

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White Wizzard Announces U.S. Album Release Show

White Wizzard has announced a special album release show at The Roxy Theatre in West Hollywood on July 9th.

The band will be celebrating the release of brand new studio album, "The Devils Cut," which is due to be released in the USA on June 25th via Century Media/Earache Records. White Wizzard will be joined at the event by melodic power metallers Death Dealer.

View the flyer for the album release show at this location. White Wizzard bassist and mainman Jon Leon comments:

"White Wizzard are really thrilled to play a dual CD release show with the awesome new band, Death Dealer. We have played with Cage and Ross the Boss in the past so this should be a great local show for both bands. We are also excited to use this show to debut new material from our new album, The Devils Cut, out on June 25th via Century Media. Make sure you come out and support!"

"The Devils Cut" is out now in Europe on CD and limited edition coloured vinyl LP. The album features artwork by Cameron Davis, who is known for his work as lead character designer and illustrator for the Guitar Hero video game series. More...

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Above Us The Waves Reveals New Album Artwork

Above Us The Waves has revealed the artwork, created by Manster Design, for new album "Anchors Aweigh." Check it out below. A release date and pre-order info are expected to be announced shortly. The album's track listing is:

01. The Sirens, The Pleasures
02. This I Ever Get (watch the video here)
03. Two Left Hands
04. Reclaim The Fate
05. Fine Lines
06. Quentin's View
07. Burden
08. Addiction's Seed More...

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Impiety Streaming Tracks From New Compilation

Today Impiety streams five tracks from the band's forthcoming "Vengeance Hell Immemorial" anniversary compilation on Decibel magazine's website. Check them out here or in the SoundCloud player below.

Set for international release on June 28th through Hells Headbangers, this vinyl-only compilation celebrates the 20th anniversary of Impiety's first EP, and is the Singaporean band's first release for its new label home.

Presented in a special gatefold vinyl edition, the aptly titled "Vengeance Hell Immemorial" collects 15 tracks from Impiety's most sought-after releases: 1993's "Salve the Goat...Iblis Exelsi" EP, 1992's "Ceremonial Necrochrist Redesecration" demo, 2004's split EP with Surrender of Divinity, and 2008's split EP with Abhorrence. More...

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Amaranthe Releases "Burn With Me" Video

Amaranthe released new album "The Nexus" earlier this year, and now the band has released a music video for a track off the album. Check out "Burn With Me" in the player below. The track listing for "The Nexus" is as follows:

1. Afterlife
2. Invincible
3. The Nexus
4. Theory of Everything
5. Stardust
6. Burn With Me
7. Mecanical Illusion
8. Razorblade
9. Future On Hold
10. Electroheart
11. Transhuman
12. Infinity
13. Hunger (Remix) (iTunes Bonus Track)

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Cowards Streaming New Song

A brand new Cowards track has surfaced online via CVLT Nation. "Fork Out" appears on the band's upcoming 12" EP "Hoarder," due out September 1st on Throatruiner Records and Ruins Records.

Check out the track here or in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the new EP:

"The Parisian filthy metallic hardcore act returns with 'Hoarder,' the follow-up to 2012’s 'Shooting Blanks And Pills.' This new EP was recorded by producer Francis Caste (Kickback, Eibon, Arkhon Infaustus) at Sainte-Marthe Studio and illustrated by respected tattoo artist/illustrator Jean-Luc Navette. Five new tracks of throat-ripping hardcore/sludge, including a massive cover of 16 Horsepower's 'Blessed Persistence.'" More...

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Obscene Extreme Festival Running Order Revealed

There are only two weeks remaining in the countdown to the extreme metal gathering - Obscene Extreme Fest!

On July 3rd, Obscene Extreme kicks off at Trutnov Battlefield, Czech Republic, with the "Freak Festival" from 2pm and will include the annual and one of a kind Olymfreak Games. At 9PM the live events begins with the festival's "Doom Fest" headlined by Hooded Menace.

From Thursday the 4th to Saturday the 6th, the tempo turns up significantly and will see bands such as Napalm Death, Cryptopsy, Exhumed, Krisiun, Grave, Aborted and Anaal Nathrakh take to the stage.

Tickets can be purchased here and the running order is available below.

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
14.00 - ????? FREAK FESTIVAL
21.00 - 21.45 EVOKEN
22.00 - 23.00 ESOTERIC
23.15 - 00.15 HOODED MENACE

Thursday 4th July 2013
14.00 - 14.20 SMASHING DUMPLINGS
14.30 - 14.50 APE UNIT
15.00 - 15.20 MORKHIMMEL
15.30 - 15.55 GRAVEYARD
16.05 - 16.30 PERFECITIZEN
16.40 - 17.05 ANTIGAMA
17.15 - 17.40 CHAPEL OF DISEASE
17.50 - 18.20 USURPRESS
18.30 - 19.00 FUCK THE FACTS
19.10 - 19.40 FLESHLESS
19.50 - 20.20 AHUMADO GRANUJO
20.30 - 21.00 DESECRATION
21.10 - 21.50 MALIGNANT TUMOUR
22.00 - 22.50 NEGATIVE APPROACH
23.00 - 00.00 CRYPTOPSY
00.15 - 01.00 HELL SHOW
01.00 - Till Exhaustion… Karaoké Müstach Bar - Beer Tents More...

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Aberration Nexus Streaming New EP

Australian one-man black metal outfit Aberration Nexus has released a new EP online for streaming. Check out the "Libro Iacet" release via Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Rite of Eternal Dominion 01:32
2. Hawking 04:00
3. Iconoclast Soliloquy 06:28
4. Burn the Book of Lies 06:13
5. Graced with Darkness 05:13 More...

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Massacre Records Comments On Signing Thrudvangar

Massacre Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Thrudvangar:

"We're happy to announce the signing of Germany's death/viking metal quintet Thrudvangar. The band was originally formed as a quartet back in 2001. With the release of a demo in 2003 and the debut album 'Ahnenthron' in 2004, the band gained a lot of fans that are into epic and melodic pagan/viking metal.

"During the recordings of their second album, some major line-up changes took place. With the addition of a second guitarist the band's sound became more aggressive, but still remained melodic. The band signed with Einheit Produktionen and released all of their previous albums, including a re-release of their debut, on the label.

"Thrudvangar played at various festivals, such as the Ragnarök Festival, Wave-Gotik-Treffen or the Pagan Nights Festival and supported bands like Nomans Land and Trollech. More...

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Crystal Tears Reveals New Album Details

Crystal Tears' upcoming third album has finally gotten a name: "Hellmade!" Massacre Records comments on the album:

"Having stepped it up a gear, Crystal Tears sounds more brutal, heavy & melodic than ever! With multi-vocalist Søren Adamsen (ex-Artillery) and producer R. D. Liapakis (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train, Suicidal Angels et al.), the band evolved to an unstoppable metal riffing machine!

"The cover artwork of 'Hellmade' was designed by Siege Ind, who already worked with bands such as Scar Symmetry, Suicide Silence or Bleed From Within. More...

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As They Burn Posts "Medicine 2.0" Video

As They Burn has premiered a new music video for the song “Medicine 2.0” from the album "Will, Love, Life," which features the Parisian metalheads performing live to a sea of banging heads at Hellfest Open Air 2012 in Paris, France.

Keyboardist Bastien Jacquesson comments, “’Medicine 2.0’ is first time we used the classic verse/ chorus/ verse/ chorus/ bridge/ chorus song structure. The epic chorus keeps it from being simply another deathcore song.”

You can catch As They Burn during a journey across twenty-one cities throughout Europe for a headlining tour beginning September 5th in Pau, France. See a full listing of tour dates below. More...

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Amon Amarth Posts New Album Preview

In celebration of its impending North American release just one week away, today Metal Insider offers up an exclusive track-by-track video premiere of Amon Amarth's "Deceiver of the Gods."

The art clip includes snippets of each of the record's ten tracks. Additionally, fans can enjoy the accompanying written commentary discussing the themes of each song as relayed by vocalist Johan Hegg. Check out the clip here or in the player below.

"Deceiver of the Gods" will be released in North America via Metal Blade Records on June 25th, in Europe June 21st/24th, and Japan on June 26th.

Following a run of European festival dates already underway, Amon Amarth will be opening the main stage of this year's edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest set to commence June 29th in San Bernardino. See confirmed dates below. More...

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Battlecross Streaming New Song

Detroit, MI's Battlecross - less than a month away from the release of "War of Will" - has unveiled a brand new song. Fans can stream "Flesh and Bone" online now at Metalsucks.net here or in the player below.

"War of Will" releases July 9th, 2013 just as the band heads out for the summer on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour. Footage from the recording studio can be found at this location, while upcoming tour dates are available after the jump. More...

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Unearth Signs With eOne Music, Readying New Album

Unearth has signed a North American record deal with eOne Music. The band plans to release a brand new LP later this year, the sixth spanning the band's 15 year tenure. Vocalist Trevor Phipps offers the state of the band and their intentions for this new release in his comments below:

"A new chapter has begun for Unearth as we have found a few new places to call home. By joining forces with eOne (North America), Century Media (Europe), Howling Bull (Japan) and 3Wise (Australia) we will have a more focused attack from some of the most well known and respected labels in the world. We know this new beginning of sorts will bring bigger and better things for Unearth and our fans and we couldn't be more excited for the future of all things Unearth. We are currently in the studio recording some of the most aggressive, anthemic and energized metal we have ever written and we look forward to unleashing it to you all when it is finished. Expect to hear more about our new album, release dates and future world wide touring plans later this summer.

"We also want to take this opportunity to thank Metal Blade Records for being our label home for almost a decade. In that time we released four LP's and a double DVD, circled the Globe playing Heavy Metal dozens of times and experienced some of the greatest moments of our collective lives. Metal Blade helped us along the path of our dream and we are eternally grateful. We start new label relationships today, but we will always consider ourselves part of the Metal Blade Records family."

With roughly 500,000 in worldwide sales, Unearth has played amphitheaters, sheds, theaters, halls and clubs with a diverse group of bands that includes Slipknot, Slayer, Killswitch Engage, Lamb Of God, All That Remains, DevilDriver, Dimmu Borgir, Gwar and Whitechapel. They’ve appeared at prestigious festivals like Download in the UK, Germany’s With Full Force and Wacken, Belgium’s Graspop, Hellfest in France and Japan’s Loud Park.

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Rob Zombie Announces Great American Nightmare

Musician and filmmaker Rob Zombie will unleash his Great American Nightmare on Los Angeles this Halloween season.

This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a music festival from top artists in hard rock, alternative, EDM, and more, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10th through November 2nd, 2013 at the Fairplex in Pomona, CA, just outside Los Angeles.

A creative collaboration between masters of the macabre Rob Zombie and haunted house producer Steve Kopelman, the haunted house experience will feature three attractions based on Zombie’s own horror films: Lords Of Salem Total Black Out, The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D, and Haunt Of 1,000 Corpses.

The following press release was issued about the Great American Nightmare:

"The fright attractions will offer a three-dimensional experience with animatronics and effects, a maze that is the ultimate definition of claustrophobia and fear, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor that will make one scream with fright and laughter.

"As if these sinister attractions weren’t enough, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will also feature 15 nights of music from top national and regional artists in the indie/punk, EDM, metal, rock and Latin genres including Andrew WK, BL3ND, Blood On The Dance Floor, Dirtyloud, Dirtyphonics, Doctor P, Emilie Autumn, Evol Intent, Fei-Fei, Goldfinger, Heavygrinder, Kottonmouth Kings, Metalachi, One More Time, Ozomatli, Reel Big Fish, Terravita, The Used, Twiztid, William Control, Zomboy, and many more.

"In addition to music, one special night will also feature the outrageous pro wrestling sensations Lucha Libre USA. Look for details about the music performance schedule--including additional major headlining acts--to be announced on June 29 and visit this location for details.

"The FEARplex for Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will include 150,000 square feet of horror and entertainment and is not geared towards young children or the faint of heart. Patrons should be prepared for maximum scares! At Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare, patrons will sequentially enter three different attractions, each completely different in look, theme and effects:

"Lords Of Salem In Total Black Out: This harrowing attraction--based on Zombie’s 2012 The Lords Of Salem independent horror film--is designed to twist the mind. It will accentuate some senses while limiting others. Fear of the dark, claustrophobia, and fear of the unknown will be preyed on as the visitor attempts to traverse this sixty-degree maze.

"The Haunted World Of El Superbeasto 3D: Utilizing Chromadepth glasses, this innovative attraction will take the patron right into the middle of the irreverent world of Rob Zombie’s El Superbeasto2009 animated exploitation musical horror comedy film based on the comic book series of the same name. The attraction’s unique surprise entrance, brilliant colors, sudden chills and startling thrills, and salacious humor will make one scream with fright and laughter. More...

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Oliva Posts Trailer For "Raise The Curtain"

Oliva, the solo project from legendary writer/musician/singer Jon Oliva (Jon Oliva's Pain/Savatage/T.S.O.), posted preview trailer for the "Raise the Curtain" release. The album drops via AFM Records on June 21, 2013 (EU) and July 2, 2013 (North America).

The track listing and cover art for "Raise the Curtain" are as follows:

1. Raise The Curtain
2. Soul Chaser
3. Ten Years
4. Father Time (see lyric video)
5. I Know
6. Big Brother
7. Armageddon
8. Soldier
9. Stalker
10. The Witch
11. Can’t Get Away
12. The Truth (Bonus Track)

Check out the trailer here: More...

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Hessian To Be Known As Hessian A.D.

After releasing debut LP "Manégarmr" through Southern Lord worldwide in April, Belgium’s ominous metal/hardcore unit Hessian has slightly revamped the band’s moniker due to pending legalities. The band is to now be known as Hessian A.D. on American soil moving forward.

Acknowledged the band in a collective statement: "Due to legal reasons, we have been forced to change the band’s name to Hessian A.D. on American territory. This, however, only covers U.S. territory; we will still continue to play under the old Hessian flag in all other parts of the world. Sadly this change is completely beyond our control and it's not very much to our liking. But, rest assured, we will continue to give this band and this music our all. Thank you all for your support."

This inconvenience aside, Hessian A.D. will move forward with their brutal Summer tour actions in continuing support of Manégarmr, with shows booked across the continent through late September and more performances being booked and confirmed all the time. You can stream "Manégarmr" in its entirety via the Bandcamp player below, or catch the band live: More...

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Condition Critical To Release "Operational Hazard"

Condition Critical has checked in with the following announcement about streaming a new song online:

"Our debut album 'Operational Hazard' will be released as physical CD's on July 10th 2013! As promised, here is the fourth track entitled 'Sector 16.' Turn it to 16!"

Condition Critical also has a series of upcoming U.S. tour dates in July and August. Get details over at the band's Facebook profile here

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Whispered Releases New Music Video

Finnish kabukimetallers Whispered have released a new music video from their upcoming second album.

"Jikininki" is a fierce track combining samurai aesthetics, kabuki theater, and a Japanese horror story to a blistering metal mayhem already made familiar with debut album "Thousand Swords" (Redhouse FMP, 2010).

Whispered is also confirmed to appear at this year's Tuska Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland.

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Cough Streaming Full Roadburn Performance

In conjunction with the release of "Reflection Of The Negative" -- the band's split album with local doom outfit Windhand -- Richmond, Virginia-based sludge crew Cough recently took to Europe on a three-week tour.

The trek included performances at Copenhagen, Denmark’s Heavy Days in Doomtown festival, as well as the massive annual Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, Holland. For a limited time, audio evidence of band’s entire fifty-minute set is streaming at Dutch webiste Vpro 3voor12 as well as the official Roadburn website here.

Additionally, Cough s one of the main acts confirmed to invade New York City at the end of next week for Martyrdoom II, the second annual installment of the massive underground doom/black/death gathering. Running from Friday, June 28th through Sunday the 30th, the brutal lineup of nearly thirty acts including Atrum Inritus, Decrepitaph, Kommandant, Ptahil, Morbosidad, Bestial Mockery, Crucifier, Hour of 13, Morpheus Descends, Bastard Sapling and more set to overthrow two clubs in the city.

Cough is currently working on the band's third LP and second for Relapse, the follow-up to 2010’s "Ritual Abuse" full-length, coming together for release sometime in early 2014. Stay tuned as further details are hacked up and spat into the public.

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Paganizer Announces Lineup Change, Cancels Shows

Cyclone Empire has checked in with the following announcement about Paganizer canceling all upcoming tour dates:

"Rogga and his Swedish killing machine had to cancel their upcoming summer shows (including Protzen Open Air next weekend), as their second guitarist Andreas left the band... below is a little statement by Rogga himself."

Rogga Johansson comments: "As a few times before in the past 15 and more years, Andreas has decided to leave the rotten ship that is Paganizer. Nothing spectacular about that...the man isn´t hardcore death metal like the rest of us idiots, he often needs a few years breaL to listen to Sophie Zelmani.

"So now Dennis moved over to lead guitar and it'll be killer as he's a better guitar player than me or Andreas (which isn't hard though) And on the bass we have now long time friend Willy Darkness, the man the myth the mystery (to women anyways...). We have had to cancel the shows for this summer wich we are fucken pissed about ofcorpse, but with some effort we will do them next year instead! Cheers!"

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Hexe Krieg Issues Statement On Stolen Gear

New York act Hexe Krieg has posted the following message online about recently having gear stolen out of a car:

"If anyone was in the Middletown, Sounds Asylum area Saturday night, Our bassist had his gear stolen from the trunk of his car.

"His bass amp and a bag containing his wireless, tuner, cables and other items were stolen. The amp had his name 'Adam T Schneider' on the bottom of it in black sharpie and had a sticker on the side.

"If you find out who stole this gear show no mercy! Also be advised that if you have this gear and do not return it immediately your life will be a short one... Thanks in advance, HeXe Krieg."

You can contact the band or check out Hexe Krieg's music over at Facebook here.

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Kylesa Posts New Music Video

Season of Mist. in cooperation with the Roadburn Festival, today proudly presents the new Kylesa music video for "Unspoken." Check it out below.

"Unspoken" comes off the band's new album "Ultraviolet," which is available for streaming in its entirety over here.

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The Devil Wears Prada Announces New Album

Roadrunner Records group, The Devil Wears Prada, has announced the band will release an as-yet-untitled new album on September 17th. The band made the announcement over the weekend via video clip, which was shot and edited by The Devil Wears Prada's own Jeremy DePoyster & Andy Trick. Check it out below.

The album, which was recorded at Atlanta’s Glow In The Dark Studios and executive produced by Adam Dutkiewicz of Killswitch Engage, with producer / engineer Matt Goldman, marks the first LP to be released by The Devil Wears Prada since 2011’s breakthrough, "Dead Throne," which debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200.

The Devil Wears Prada will be performing at this year’s Alliance Fest on August 3rd in McDonald, PA as well as the Intensity Music Festival on August 4th Arlington. The group is also set to make an appearance at Chicago’s Riot Fest which takes place September 13th-15th at Humboldt Park in Chicago, IL. More...

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Shturm Streaming New Track

Shturm has posted a new single online for streaming, which can be heard below, and the band also comments:

"So, here is our new single 'In strife with echo!' It's one of the songs from our upcoming album, planned on this autumn. We've worked hard on it, trying to be faithful to ourselves but still searching for something new. We really hope to surprise you, friends!

"Our greatest gratitude is addressed to you, people, - to everyone who stays with us, who joins us, who loves our music! We appreciate your support! Enjoy!

"And just think about - a strife with an Echo is endless... The last word will always be pronounced by Him while we are involved. But songs of happiness are often so close that one should just keep ears open, just recognize them in the short moment of silence before the next battle with himself... SHTURM is with you!" More...

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Frost Despair Finishing New Album

Brazilian symphonic black metallers Frost Despair are currently finishing the recordings for new album "Surreal," which is the follow-up to 2011's "The God Delusion" EP. The album was recorded in Hurricane Studios, and produced by Sebastian Carsin (Enthroned, Bestial).

The artwork was created by Marcelo Vasco (Dark Funeral, Dimmu Borgir, Borknagar), who stated: "This illustration for 'Surreal' was forged through the general concept of his title and acclimated in the most dirty and chaotic way, mixing elements biomechanics with nature and science where everything becomes a kind of bestial and psychological heart."

"Surreal" has the following track listing:

01. The Sixth Bell
02. Creation
03. Thrones Of Human Power
04. Darkly Strike
05. Genesis
06. Surreal
07. Fall Into The Darkness of Illusion
08. Claim For The Apocalyptic Eradication
09. God's Nightmare
10. Slaves To Superstition
11. Thrones Of Human Power (orchestral version) (bonus track)
12. Claim For The Apocalyptic Eradication (orchestral version) (bonus track)

An official release date will be announced shortly. More...

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FullForce Posts "Broken Dreams" Music Video

Swedish power metal act Fullforce, featuring Ex-HammerFall/Ex-Lost Horizon guitarist Stefan Elmgren, posted a new music video for the track "Broken Dreams." The video is the third released for the latest LP "Next Level," which is available now through SPV Records. Previous videos can be seen for: "Strongest Thing of All" and "Awesomeness."

Check out "Broken Dreams" here:

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Fueled By Fire Streaming New Track "Catastrophe"

U.K. thrashers Fueled By Fire are streaming the new track "Catastrophe." The song is the opener of the upcoming third full length LP "Trapped in Perdition." The album is scheduled for release on July 26th (EU) and August 6th (USA) via NoiseArt Records. Pre-orders are available at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Catastrophe
2. Suffering Entities
3. Forsaken Deity
4. Profane Path
5. Defaced Mortality
6. Rotten Creation
7. Pharmaceutical Extermination
8. Symbolic Slaying
9. Obliteration
10. Abeyant Future (Outro)
11. Depiction of Demise (Bonustrack)

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Metal Church Completes Recording Of 10th Album

Legendary thrash act Metal Church has announced that the recordings for the comeback album and follow-up to 2008's "This Present Wasteland" have been completed.

A post on the band's Facebook Page states: "OK, the new album has been recorded and now the mixing process begins!! This could be the best MC record of the Metal Church MK3 era!! Woohooo!! Cheers."

The band is expected to detail the album with a targeted release later in 2013. More information is expected shortly. More...

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Dol Theeta Posts "Keep Deep" Music Video

Greek electronic art metal act Dol Theeta, made up entirely of members of Dol Ammad, posted a new music video for the new single "Keep Deep."

The song is the title track of the new digital only EP. The song is a cinematic emotional roller coaster about hidden secrets. The EP also features a special orchestral remix of "The Universe Expands" entitled "The Big Bang" and a cover version of John Dowland's renaissance song "Flow My Tears", originally composed back in 1596.

Check out "Keep Deep" here:

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Raven Posts "Rock Until You Drop" DVD Preview

Classic metal act Raven posted up a preview trailer for the upcoming DVD release "Rock Until You Drop." The release will be issued as a digipak via SPV/Steamhammer on June 21st (Germany), June 24th (EU) and July 2nd (USA/Canada). It contains four 4.5 hours of concert footage from around the world, plus studio, backstage, interview footage with the band, the fans, musicians and producer. It tells the story of over three decades of trailblaizing metal mayhem!

The track listing for the DVD is:

DVD 1: Documentary (approx. 190 min)

The whole story feat. Live Concert footage, interviews and photos

* Featuting 14 songs from 1982 up to present: "Tyrant Of The Airways", "Faster Than The Speed Of Light", "Crash Bang Wallop", "Take Control", "On And On" and many more

* Exclusive interviews with: Lars Ulrich (METALLICA), Michael Wagener (producer), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Dave Ellefson (MEGADETH) and many more

* Slideshow

* Photos throughout the years

DVD 2: Extras (approx. 90 min)

* 7 extra songs

* 5 full edits of songs: "Crazy World", "Hellpatrol", "Lambs To The Slaughter", "Architect of Fear" and many more

Check out the preview clip here:
* 19 minutes of extra footage, interviews and studio outtakes More...

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Edenbridge Posts "The Bonding" Preview

Austrian symphonic metal act Edenbridge posted a preview clip for the new album "The Bonding." The album is set for release via SPV Records on June 21st (Germany), June 24th (EU) and July 2nd (North America).

The track listing for "The Bonding" is as follows:

1. Mystic River
2. Alight a New Tomorrow (see music video)
3. Star-Crossed Dreamer
4. The Invisible Force
5. Into a Sea of Souls
6. Far Out of Reach
7. Shadows of my Memory
8. Death is Not the End
9. The Bonding

Check out the preview clip here: More...

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The Force Streaming New Track "Flames"

Paraguayan thrash act The Force is streaming the new track "Flames." The song appears on the band's forthcoming third full length album "Stormwarning." The album is targeted for release later this year.

Check out "Flames" here:

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