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Metal News for June 2, 2013

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Enslaved Mirror Streaming "H.A.T.E."

Enslaved Mirror has posted a tribute online to all the things the band hates - including the word "sweet" and people who have only seen the new Batman movies - appropriately titled "H.A.T.E." Check it out below, or hear more songs recently posted online by Enslaved Mirror at this location.

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Blood Sapp Streaming "The Bitter Recordings"

Ohio one man project Blood Sapp has posted "The Bitter Recordings" online for streaming. Check it out via Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is:

1. Intro 00:38
2. Nocturne Slumber 03:22
3. A Very Chilly Night 05:58
4. Noire 03:34
5. Static Wind 06:38
6. Through the Dark Times of Dheu 04:05
7. Andalusian Dog 04:18
8. Whispers (Outro) 03:10 More...

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Imminence Posts New Lyric Video

Sweden's Imminence has released a new lyric video for "Ingle & Sky," which is available below. The track comes off new EP "Return to Helios," released through We Are Triumphant Records. You can also watch the band's previously posted music video for "Wine & Water" at this location.

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Shaded Enmity Streaming New Song

Seattle metal band Shaded Enmity has released a song titled "Sadness In Summer Rain" from upcoming album "Forsaken and Forgotten." Check out the track below. Commented vocalist/guitarist Joe Nurre:

"From February to April we worked diligently with producer/engineer Aaron Smith (who has worked with bands such as Into the Flood, 7 Horns 7 Eyes, Culling the Weak) to create the album 'Forsaken and Forgotten.' Since we do not have a label or any sort of backing, we put this entire album together by ourselves with the help of Aaron. The amount of detail and attention that Aaron paid to even the smallest things really shows in his work with us. We recorded the entire thing with him and he mixed and mastered it as well.

"This also marks our bassist Jesse Heidner's first appearance with us on an album. We parted ways a few months ago with Steven Cheng who was the other guitarist, and replacing him is a guy named Spenser Hodge. Spenser brought a whole entirely new aspect to our music with his solos. He is an absolutely phenomenal lead player and we let him handle most of the guitar solos on this album. In the next few weeks we plan to stream the entire new album with options to pre-order. The album is 12 songs and 68 minutes long, and is obviously our most mature effort yet. We really appreciate everyone's support and comments along the way and we are proud to bring you this album." More...

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Polygraphist Posts New Lyric Video

Polygraphist has a new lyric video out now for "Fortunately, I Keep My Feathers Numbered," which can be viewed below. The track comes off new album "Misnome," available for streaming in its entirety at Bandcamp. The track listing is:

1. Misnomer
2. An Genius
3. In Triplicate
4. Waterman Butterfly Projection
5. Widdershins
6. Solipsism
7. French Canadian Machines
8. Stepped On My Moustache
9. Fortunately, I Keep My Feathers Numbered
10. Swarm Pt. II
11. Knock's Boxes
12. Lichtenberg Scars

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Tantara Splits With Guitarist

Guitarist Per Semb from Tantara has checked in with the following statement about parting ways with the band:

"It's with a heavy heart I'm telling you this, but my time in Tantara is now over. I've decided to leave the band after almost 4 years with lots of fun and memories I will remember for the rest of my life.

"You may wonder why I've decided to do this: I'm no longer motivated for this way of life. The European tour was too much for me both mentally and physically, and it all went up for me that I can't handle something like that again. I've also got other goals and dreams in my life that I want to focus on and try the best to fulfill.

"Don't worry, I'm not giving up music in general. My passion for music is still strong, but the life on the road is simply not for me. I will still continue making music, but it won't be on a such serious level. Feel free to contact me on my official page if you got (musical) questions.

"I want to thank everyone that have supported me and the band, those of you who showed up to our gigs, to all of you that have thrashed, headbanged, moshed... Simply enjoyed our music in a way or another. You guys have been great, and I'm thankful that I was lucky enough to be a part of something this special and unique. That I managed to fulfill my biggest dreams in such young age. I'll never forget it. More...

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The Bridal Procession Streaming Full New Album

French death metal act The Bridal Procession has posted the full new album "Descent Into Arcologies" online, which can be heard through the playlist below. The track listing is as follows:

1. A Paradoxical Utopia
2. Subterranean Abomination
3. Divine Enlightenment (featuring Aaron Matts of Betraying the Martyrs"
4. Lethal Miscalculation
5. Exhume The Cult
6. Process of Illumination
7. A Solar Symbiosis
8. Birthing Of The Sick
9. Trapped In Hell
10. Pathological Enslavement
11. Universal Secrecy
12. Summoning Warmongers
13. Coalescing Destinies More...

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Ramming Speed Streaming New Album's Title Track

Boston thrashers Ramming Speed have unveiled the title track from their upcoming Prosthetic Records debut, “Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die,” which you can stream now at InvisibleOranges.com or through the player below.

This is the second taste of the band’s new album, as a lyric video for the song “Grinding Dissent” was recently posted online (watch it at this location). "Doomed To Destroy, Destined To Die” is due out June 25th on CD, LP, cassette and digital download.

Having just finished touring alongside Goatwhore, 3 Inches of Blood, and Revocation, Ramming Speed will embark on a summer tour throughout the U.S. with Valient Thorr and Gypsyhawk. Dates are listed below. More...

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Skeletonwitch Reveals New Album Title

Ohio’s Skeletonwitch has revealed that the band's upcoming album, recorded this spring at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Kvelertak, High on Fire), will be titled “Serpents Unleashed.”

The follow-up to 2011 release “Forever Abomination” (reviewed here), “Serpents Unleashed” will drop via Prosthetic Records this fall. More information about the album will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Skeletonwitch is currently headlining a primarily Canadian tour that includes an appearance at the annual Calgary Metal Fest on June 8th. Shortly after it wraps up, the band will play its first-ever show in Puerto Rico at La Respuesta on July 13th. More...

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Lor Cancels Upcoming Shows

Philadelphia's Lor has checked in with the following announcement about canceling upcoming live shows:

"Unfortunately, we have some very bad news. We had to cancel our next two shows due to Tyler being diagnosed with Vocal Nodules. We are very sorry to all who were planning on seeing us, but we will still be at the shows supporting our friends.

"The good news is that we did not have to cancel our Top Hats and Effigies (featuring Peter, Dan Reynolds, Tyler, Greg, and Graham) show and which is going to be absolutely insane! Hope to see you friends there!"

To hear the band's music and find out about upcoming live activity, head over to the Lor Facebook profile.

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Sunday Old School: Uriah Heep

A few weeks ago, Sunday Old School took a look at British hard rock legends, UFO, one of the architects of the heavy metal sound. With the recent passing of their bass player, it seemed like an opportune time to examine another English band that helped define the heavy style, Uriah Heep. The band was initially formed under the moniker, Spice by guitarist Mick Box and singer, David Garrick, who met while members of another band called, The Stalkers. They rounded up the lineup with the additions of Scottish drummer, Alex Napier and bass player, Paul Newton. They performed regularly, working their reputation up to being a regular headline act and soon led them to sign with Vertigo Records, whereupon they decided to change their name, deciding to go with "Uriah Heep" after the character from the Charles Dickens novel, "David Copperfield," since "Dickens’ name was everywhere in Christmas 1969 due to it being the hundredth anniversary of his death." It was also around this time that the group decided to add a keyboardist to the mix, inspired by another early heavy band, Vanilla Fudge, a position which was eventually filled by Ken Hensley, who previously played with Newton in The Gods.

They released their debut album in 1970, which was self-titled in the United States but was known everywhere else as, "Very ‘eavy, Very ‘umble," which was a reference to a phrase frequently said by the Uriah Heep character in "David Copperfield." Although the album has found favour over time and contains one of their trademark songs, "Gypsy," it initially received a very frosty reception. Cold enough in fact, that Rolling Stone reviewer, Melissa Mills opened her review of the album with, "If this band makes it, I’ll have to commit suicide." The band followed, "Very ‘eavy…" by releasing, "Salisbury," a progressive rock record if ever there was one, exemplified by the sixteen minute long title track, in which the group were accompanied by a twenty four piece orchestra. Like their debut, it also featured one of their best known songs, this time, "Lady in Black," which would become a hit in Germany when it was re-released six years later. The album itself was not received much better than it’s predecessor, but nevertheless, generated enough interest to allow Uriah Heep to tour the United States for the first time, where they joined Three Dog Night and Canadian rockers, Steppenwolf. More...

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