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Metal News for June 26, 2017

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23 news articles posted on this day.

Teloch Vovin Streaming "Psalms Of Chaos VII"

"Psalms Of Chaos VII - In Praise" - the seventh recording in the ongoing "Psalms Ov Khaos: series by New York City-based black/death coven Teloch Vovin - is available now to mark the Summer Solstice.

Listen in below or grab your own copy at the Telch Vovin Bandcamp page. Stand by for additional Teloch Vovin updates in the coming days as the band continues to map out additional recordings and live performances.

For now, the group will take part in The Nightside Of Eden, a festival event in New York City this October 7th alongside Acheron (playing the band's last ever New York show), Kult Of Azazel, T.O.M.B., GNAW, Khaotika, Grave Gnosis, Wormreich, Throaat, and others still to be announced.

10/07/2017 Paper Box - Brooklyn, NY @ The Nightside Of Eden w/ Acheron, Kult Of Azazel More...

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Pyreship Releases "Die/Sect" Video

Black Bow Records is now streaming a new video for "Die/Sect" from Pyreship. The track is taken from the band's recently released album "The Liars Bend Low," which can be picked up here

This Houston sludge group blends post-metal and doom with a raft of 90's slowcore and noise rock influences. Comprised of four road-hardened musicians, Pyreship's songs are reflective of their formative environment - stripped-down, unpretentious, and resilient.

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Autumns Eyes Posts Studio Update

Autumns Eyes just released a studio video updating fans on the progress of new album "Ending Life Slowly," which follows previous release "Broken Leaves and Haunted Streets," and also issued this statement:

"It’s a strange position to be in, being a solo artist with no record label breathing deadlines down your neck. On one hand it’s quite therapeutic to create music without any restraints, but to fans who await your new material, it can be a grueling process of patience. When I first started making music under the name Autumns Eyes, I was cranking out song after song, album after album, and totally hitting my stride. As the years progressed, so too did the years between new albums.

"Working under seemingly limitless conditions caused this process of creation to become more relaxed, but at what cost? Well, the older you get, the more life tends to get in the way of things you once enjoyed so freely in your youth. What used to be such a well-oiled music making machine, has progressed into a passionate project that only gets attention whenever the calamity of life mellows out just enough to let the project thrive again. So, I suppose there are in fact limitations on my easy-going therapeutic recording sessions after all.

"Despite these limitations, there is still music to be made, and Halloween is looming over the horizon. While promotion for the album is set to ramp up as the months progress towards October, I've put together a video to quench anyones thirst who’s been curious as to whats been going on behind the scenes. 'Ending Life Slowly' is scheduled for release this Halloween, and the 10 song album will be accompanied by new music videos, merchandise, and other Autumns Eyes goodies that are sure to satisfy fans both old and new." More...

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Confess Offers First Interview Since Arrest

Last year we reported that Iranian metal duo Confess - consisting of Nikan "Siyanor" Khosravi and Arash "Chemical" Ilkhani - was arrested for blasphemy and running an illegal band and record label promoting music considered to be Satanic.

Very little was public about the case at the time, but now Metal Injection has published an interview with Nikan "Siyanor" Khosravi, offering his first public comments since the arrest. Excerpts can be read below. More...

Read the full article at Metal Injection.

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Metal Allegiance Announces Tribute Shows

Metal Maya - a heavy metal destination festival vacation from October 29th - November 2nd at the Now Sapphire Riviera Cancun 0 has announced two special tribute sets by heavy metal all star band Metal Allegiance.

Besides Metal Allegiance, the fest features over a dozen bands led by Anthrax, Hatebreed, Overkill, and Superjoint (with Philip Anselmo).

The Metal Allegiance performances will include a pair of tribute sets celebrating two fallen legends: one set will pay homage to the life and story of Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, and another will honor the one and only Cliff Burton of Metallica.

Metal Allegiance founder Mark Menghi says, “We couldn’t come to Mexico during Dia de los Muertos and not honor such a sacred event ourselves. Lemmy and Cliff were the first two to come to mind. They were both major influences in not only our lives and careers, but millions of others’ as well. We played our first Metal Allegiance show on Motörhead’s Motörboat, and will be forever grateful to the man. These two were and will forever be legends. Metal Maya is in for some really killer moments!"

Metal Allegiance guest performer Kyle Sanders of Hellyeah adds, “Pretty damn honored and excited about joining my boys in Metal Allegiance down in Mexico for Metal Maya! Couldn't think of a better place for tacos and metal! Cheers!!” More...

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Kemerov Crowd Funding Vinyl Release

The Greek death n’roll merchants from Kemerov have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help fund the release of debut full-length album “FMKD” on vinyl.

Released earlier this year on CD via Vault Relics, the Greek four-piece group now hope to raise a total of 2,500 USD from online supporters to fund the pressing of the album on vinyl.

The campaign will run until June 14th and fans willing to support Kemerov accomplish this goal can contribute and pre-order the vinyl at this location. More...

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Weapönizer Streaming Full New Album

The damaging "Lawless Age" album by Denver black/thrash metal mercenaries Weapönizer is now streaming in its entirety below, while 20 Buck Spin's sights set on this Friday for the album's official unleashing upon the public.

The nine-track assault that is "Lawless Age" is taking its toll on the public, with reports of its rampant violence infiltrating respected media outlets across the lands, including the No Clean Singing squad who issued, "It does indeed eat up the pavement like a V8 Interceptor in the wasteland with the turbocharger wide open. You might also imagine a cocktail made of booze, gasoline, gunpowder, and busted teeth..."

1. Malefactor 03:02
2. Hellbound 04:04
3. Vulture 02:39
4. Rattenkrieg 03:55
5. Lawless Age 02:38
6. Gangrene 03:28
7. Iron Clan Exiles 03:30
8. Temple Of The Iron Skull 04:17
9. World War 2 (English Dogs) 01:55 More...

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Butte, MT Getting Halloween Deathfest

Butte, MT will be getting its very own first ever death metal festival this coming October. The Montana Booking Agency comments on the initial lineup:

"Announcing the FIRST WAVE of local support for Halloween Deathfest with Vale of Pnath, First Fragment, Virvum! We are very excited bring you Montana favorites Walking Corpse Syndrome, At Home In Hell, and Shores of Leine! Stay tuned in the weeks to come. We have TONS of bands to announce."

Info and tickets can be found at this location, and more band additions are expected to arrive shortly. More...

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Empyrean Throne Posts "And None Shall Rise" Video

Los Angeles symphonic blackened metal group Empyrean Throne has a lyric video out now for the single "And None Shall Rise," taken from forthcoming debut album "Chaosborne." The lyric video was produced by Scott Rudd and can be seen below.

"Chaosborne" was produced by Mick Kenney (Anaal Nathrakh), features artwork by Valadislav Kutusov, and will be released August 11th via M-Theory Audio.

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Grant The Sun Signs With Mas-Kina

Newly formed Norwegian instrumental trio Grant The Sun has signed to Mas-Kina Recordings and announced the release of a self-titled debut album, due out on August 11th. Hear the album’s leading single “fru blodøks” below.

Grant The Sun was born when founding members of Insense, Håvard Sveberg, and Martin Rygge (who also handles guitars in grindcore group Beaten To Death) decided it was time to get together and make music again after more than ten years apart.

Adding childhood friend and guitar virtuoso Markus Lillehaug Johnsen to the line-up, the three recorded six songs live at Dugout Productions in Uppsala, Sweden with producer and long-time friend Danne Bergstrand. More...

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Wovenwar Releases "Cascade" Video

After releasing sophomore full-length album "Honor Is Dead" last year, Wovenwar is launching a new video for the album track "Cascade" today. Directed/edited by the band's own Nick Hipa (guitar), "Cascade" can be seen below.

1. Confession
2. Censorship
3. Honor Is Dead
4. Lines in the Sand (watch the video here)
5. World on Fire
6. Compass
7. Stones Thrown
8. Cascade
9. Silhouette
10. Bloodletter
11. 130 More...

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Bereft Of Light Streaming Full Album

Cascadian black metal project Bereft of Light - from Romanian musician Daniel Neagoe - presents its debut full-length album, "Hoinar," which is out now and available via Loud Rage Music. You can stream the full release below or pick up your own copy in various formats over here.

1. Uitare
2. Legamant
3. Pustiu
4. Freamat
5. Tarziu More...

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Mindkult Releasing "Lucifer's Dream"

Stoner doom / shoegaze group Mindkult will release "Lucifer's Dream" in CD, digital, and silver embossed box set formats this coming September 20th, 2017 via Transcending Obscurity Records. The label comments:

"Stepping out of the confines of what can be called doom, they are going back in time musically to create all over again raw, heavy and stoner-tinged music that oozes horror appeal and bears a soothing post-punk sensibility.

"Call it doom, stoner or even shoegaze, all of it is correct because it's a distilled blend to forge a sound that Mindkult can call it its own. Nostalgic and dark, this is the band's much-awaited debut full length that displays rare charisma and soulful expression."

1. Drink My Blood
2. Nightmares
3. Behold the Wraith
4. Infernals
5. Howling Witch
6. Lucifer's Dream More...

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Book On History Of Metal Blade Announced

Metal Blade Records and BMG are proud to announce the upcoming release of "For the Sake of Heaviness: the History of Metal Blade Records" on August 29th. Written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, the book features a foreword by Metallica's Lars Ulrich and celebrates the storied label's 35th anniversary.

Slagel comments: "I have been asked many times about doing a book about the history of Metal Blade and it just seemed like a cool thing to do to document the 35th anniversary. You never really stop to think about a lot of this stuff, so doing the book is a great way of looking back at how many awesome things have happened to me and Metal Blade.

"We have had a long relationship with BMG and with their new move in book publishing, it all seemed like perfect timing. Being able to work with their team really made the final decision to actually do the book. I am really happy with the way it came out and I hope everyone out there enjoys it as well!"

"For the Sake of Heaviness" is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom's non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today. Stay tuned for more details, and pre-order options, coming soon. More...

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Kabbalah Premieres "The Darkest End"

Ready for a little psychedelic occult rock this fine Monday morning?

Twin Earth Records will release "Spectral Ascent" by Spanish psych/doom trio Kabbalah on July 7th, 2017. Ahead of that release, today we're excited to premiere new track "The Darkest End" - check it out below!

The band's mysterious and fascinating vibe contains flashes of occult rock, 70s retro, and classic psychedelic sounds.

The album was rtecorded and mixed by Guillermo F. Mutiloa and bears artwork and design by Helfvete Art. Kabbalah also recently revealed a video for the album's first single "Phantasmal Planetoid,” which can be viewed after the song stream. Pre-orders are online here and the new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Spectral Ascent 01:22
2. Resurrected 03:27
3. Phantasmal Planetoid 04:42
4. The Darkest End 03:29
5. The Reverend 03:01
6. The Darkness of Time 03:36
7. Dark Revelation 05:02
8. The Shadow 03:57
9. Presence 04:20 More...

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Next To None Takes A "Pause"

Pennsylvanian progressive metal act Next To None issued a lyric video for the new song "Pause." The song appears on the band's upcoming new album "Phases," which drops on July 7th via Century Media Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. 13
2. Answer Me
3. The Apple
4. Beg
5. Alone
6. Kek
7. Clarity
8. Pause
9. Mr Mime
10. Isolation
11. Denial
12. The Wanderer

Check out "Pause" here: More...

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Necrophor Releases "Chaos Undivided" Lyric Video

Swedish death/thrash act Necrophor issued a new lyric video for the song "Chaos Undivided." The track is lifted from the band's latest release "Reborn," which is available now through Sliptrick Records.

Check out the clip here:

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Battle Raider Streams New Song "Battle Raider"

Mexican traditional metal act Battle Raider is streaming the eponymous track "Battle Raider," which you can enjoy in the player below. The song appears on the band's upcoming sophomore self-titled album coming August 21st via Fighter Records.

01. Flying Fingers
02. Battle Raider
03. Hard Flyer
04. Atlanteans of Gold
05. Early Fantasy
06. Tartan Piper Alpha
07. Commander
08. A Sioux Prayer

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Hell In The Club Issues New Single, Video Clip

Italian hard rock act Hell In The Club - featuring Elvenking vocalist Davide Moras - released a video clip for the new single "We Are In Fire." Check it out in the player below. The song will be featured on the upcoming release "See You On The Dark Side," which will drop on September 15th via Frontiers Music srl.

Of the new album Moras commented: "The album sounds great, our best production with our most ambitious arrangements to date, but still with a rough and kickin' edge which has been our trademark since the beginning. As usual we've been melting all our inspirations and what we like in music and made a unique blend - pure 100% Hell in the Club - in these 11 tracks that contain a lot of different shades, melodies, power, heavy riffs, big choirs, sweet tunes and also a full swing/jazz orchestra this time!"

Bassist Andy Buratto had this to say about the video for “We Are On Fire”: "The videoclip of 'We Are On Fire' is dirty, sweaty and powerful. It represents the actual status of Hell in the Club! Flames, Energy and Rock'n'roll. Yes indeed...we are on fire!"

The album was once again recorded at Domination Studios under the watchful eye of Italian super producer Simone Mularoni (DGM). The track list is:

1. We Are On Fire
2. The Phantom Punch
3. Little Toy Soldier
4. I Wanna Swing Like Peter Parker
5. Houston We've Got No Money
6. A Melody, A Memory
7. Showtime
8. The Misfit
9. Withered in Venice
10. Bite of the Tongue
11. A Crowded Room More...

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Madrost Premieres Pre-Release Full-Album Stream

Orange County’s progressive technical thrash metal outfit Madrost premieres the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new album "The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh", which will be out in stores tomorrow June 27th. The release was mastered by Alan Douches of West West Side Studios, and mixed and recorded by Mark Rivas of Rivas Studios. The album was produced by Mark Rivas and Tanner Poppitt.

Check out now "The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh" in its entirety below.

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Horcrux Debuts New Single "The Dark Mark"

Ottawa, Canada based metalcore/deathcore outfit Horcrux debuts a new single titled "The Dark Mark", which is available through all major digital distributors, including iTunes, Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, Google Play and Tidal. Comments the band on the song:

"The lyrics for this song go hand in hand with the first song we’ve put out, ‘The Outsider.’ The lyrics are about accepting your fate and moving on with life no matter what the conditions are."

Check out now "The Dark Mark" below.

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Funeral Desekrator Premieres "The Descent"

French black and thrash metal unit Funeral Desekrator premieres a new song entitled "The Descent", taken from the upcoming debut demo "First Desekration", which will be released next month by Atavism Records in a pro-tape edition limited to 100 copies (with a download-code, and with pins included for the first 30 tapes). The demo was mastered by Andrew Guillotin from Hybreed Studio (Temple of Baal, Moonreich, etc.).

Check out now "The Descent" below.

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Verthebral Premieres New Song

Paraguay's old-school death metal outfit Verthebral premieres a new song entitled "Beyond the Garden of Creation", taken from the upcoming debut album "Regeneration", which will be released by Satanath, More Hate, and Final Gate on June 29th. The album was produced by Verthebral and was recorded, mixed and mastered by Alberto Santacruz at Abato Records in Paraguay. The artwork was created by Brazilian artist Marcos Miller.

Check out now "Beyond the Garden of Creation" below.

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