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Metal News for June 27, 2013

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39 news articles posted on this day.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: She's My Confusion

THE LAST VEGAS are back with another video, “She’s My Confusion”, off the band’s latest album, ‘Bad Decisions.’ THE LAST VEGAS do not make straight forward videos; this one is no different, incorporating mystery, history, and good ole rock and roll. More...

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Legionary Splits With Bassist

Tri-State area metal act Legionary has checked in with the following announcement about splitting with the band's bassist:

"Due to unfortunate circumstances, Legionary and Mike Carra (bassist) have mutually agreed to part ways.

"Even though Legionary does not have any scheduled shows, I still have a few things that I want to achieve by the end of this year and next, and Mike is just not able to keep up with things at the moment. I also have been spending a lot of my time working with Strychnia, so we just have not been able to get together and work on things like I had hoped.

"On any future Legionary recordings, I may even just record the bass, or ask someone really good on bass to do it when the time comes. This doesn't change anything though, those looking for the 'new' 'Arcane Divisions' and another new Legionary recording will still get them. Also, thanks to all the new fans who have joined on Facebook, SoundCloud, and on YouTube... Your comments and support have been great!"

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Conceived By Hate Streaming New Song

El Savador's Conceived By Hate has posted a new song online titled "Selective Procreations," which can be heard below. Conceived By Hate is:

Jorge Montesino - Guitar/Vocals
Carlos Basagoitia - Bass
Rene Vega - Guitar
Tulio Mata - Keyboards
Iosif Najarro - Drums/Backing Vocals

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Buckcherry Adds More Tour Dates

In continued support of new release "Confessions," multi-platinum rockers Buckcherry have confirmed additional summer tour dates that will span from coast to coast, and even into Canada.

Dates are available after the jump. A lyric video for the new single "Nothing Left But Tears" can also be viewed below.

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Stone Magnum Reveals New Album Details

Michigan City, Indiana's dictators of doom, Stone Magnum, have returned once again with sophomore album "From Time...To Eternity."

The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Stone Magnum at Bruised & Battered Studios in Indiana and is set to be released on June 28th, 2013 by Rest In Peace Records. This release marks the first time that new vocalist Nick Hernandez (ex-Dysphoria, ex-Kommandant) and new bassist Ben Elliot (ex-Afterlife, ex-Lordes Werre) will appear on a Stone Magnum full-length.

The album's track listing is:

1. From Time...To Eternity
2. Lonely God
3. In Tounges They Whisper
4. The Gallows of Ohrdruf
5. By An Omen I Went
6. Uncontained
7. In The Garden of Beasts More...

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Esoteric Endings Streaming "Depths" EP

Scotland's Esoteric Endings has released the new "Depths" EP online, and you can now stream all the songs online. Check out "Depths" below. The track listing is:

1. Through The Shallows 00:57
2. Rebirth 04:12
3. Depths 03:49
4. Antares (feat. Jake Woodward) 03:54
5. Gateway Of The Mind 01:38
6. Illusions Part I 04:37
7. Illusions Part II 04:46

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TOAD Posts New Album Making-Of Footage

TOAD (Take Over And Destroy) has posted the final chapter in its behind-the-scenes footage from the making of new album "Endless Night." Watch this latest clip in the YouTube player below.

The full "Endless Night" album is also currently available for streaming online. Give the album a listen right here. The track listing is:

1. Taste of the Grave
2. Cosmophobia
3. Howling House
4. Boundaries of Flesh
5. Endless Night

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City In The Sea Releases New Lyric Clip

City in the Sea has released a new lyric video for "Convoluted," which can be viewed in the player below.

The band's "Below the Noise" album will be available on August 20th (featuring special guest vocals by Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria and Aaron Matts of Betraying the Marytrs) through Sumerian Records.

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Old Gods Posts "From Beyond" Video

Detroit's Old Gods has released a new music video for the track "From Beyond," which comes off the forthcoming album "Stylized Violence." The clip was directed by the band's own Jeff Tuttle and can be viewed below. For more info on Old Gods, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Dark Funeral To Stream Graspop Performance

Dark Funeral has checked in with the following announcement about streaming the band's Graspop performance:

"Ave Demons! Dark Funeral's exclusive 20 year anniversary show at this years edition of Graspop Metal Meeting to be streamed live on skynet.be. Yezz, the Skynet.be web site will be streaming Dark Funeral's performances in high quality, as it happens, with multiple camera angles on the stage and in the audience. This is a show you simply don't want to miss!

Date: Friday June 28, 2013
Time: 18:05 to 18:55 (6.05-6.55pm)

"Watch the live stream from Graspop Metal Meeting 2013 here. For those of you with Smartphones, you can download the "Graspop Metal Meeting" App and watch the live stream direactly through the App: iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone."

Dark Funearl is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013 with a number of festival shows all over Europe. At the Graspop Metal Meeting the band will play a never seen before exclusive set list, comprising the debut MCD from 1994 and “The Secrets Of The Black Arts” album from beginning to end – crowned by a special pyro show. More...

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Old Wounds Announces Split With Trenchfoot

For its next release, Southern California label Melotov Records sets it sights eastward for a split seven-inch featuring two ferocious young East Coast hardcore prospects: Old Wounds and Trenchfoot. The Old Wounds/Trenchfoot split is set for an August 13th vinyl and digital release on Melotov. The following press release was also issued:

"New Jersey trio Old Wounds, whose debut album, From Where We Came Is Where We'll Rest, dropped in February to a storm of acclaim, have been touring all year, refining their live game alongside bands like Full of Hell. Taking their cues from metallic hardcore greats like Turmoil, Buried Alive, and Indecision, Old Wounds inject new life into the crushing, exhilarating vibe once wielded by that older generation of bands. Pitchfork.com described Old Wounds' debut as 'lashing ahead at a furious hardcore clip... [it] pairs the maudlin pages of high school diaries with a grown-ass band's concision and power.' With a schedule of over 70 shows so far in 2013, the workhorses show no signs of slowing down. They are confirmed to play the heralded The Power of the Riff Festival in Los Angeles in August as part of a full US summer tour and they plan to hit Europe this fall with none other than Trenchfoot.

"Old Wounds' side of the Melotov split was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell) and mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound (Capitalist Casualties, Magrudergrind).

"From upstate New York's Hudson Valley, Trenchfoot are another awesome young band carrying forth the metallic hardcore power of their older brothers' era into a new realm. Their dark, heavy sound nods to the manic depression of Cursed and the epic crust of Tragedy, and they have cut their teeth in the past two years playing with every hardcore band that matters, from Agnostic Front to Converge. More...

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Darkane Streaming Full New Album

Darkane is now streaming the entire new album "The Sinister Supremacy" online. The band comments:

"Here's your chance to listen to Darkane's entire new album 'The Sinister Supremacy' before it's released in North America next Tuesday, July 2nd! Head to Metal Injection now to listen to all of the 12 dark, haunting tracks featuring the return of vocalist Lawrence Mackrory!" More...

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Lemmy Kilmister Issues Health Update

Motorhead recently canceled live shows due to Lemmy Kilmister experiencing a health issue.

According to Lemmy's official Facebook profile, the iconic front man is fine and tour dates will resume later this summer, with the following message being posted online:

"We are happy to announce that despite rumors to the contrary, Lemmy is alive, breathing, talking, fucking, drinking, eating, reading and will be back to playing shows shortly.

"As reported, he did undergo a Motor-pit-stop for some medical maintenance this past spring, and the timing of his recent illness was unfortunate in that it came so soon after that.

"Lemmy & Co believe in the 'keep calm and carry on' way of thinking. Fans can anticipate more Motörhead live action this summer, as well as the most exciting Motörhead in years, Aftershock, this Fall." More...

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Emblazoned Signs With Deepsend Records

Wisconsin based blackened death metallers Emblazoned have inked a deal with Deepsend Records to release upcoming EP “The Living Magisterium” on September 3rd, 2013.

"The Living Magisterium" was produced by Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI and the cover art was created by artist Raf the Might (Too Many Skulls). Currently the band is booking shows around the mid-west and recently has shared the stage with Vital Remains, Jungle Rot, and Sathanas.

Emblazoned is:

Kevin Forsythe (ex Jungle Rot) – Guitar
A.J. Lewandowski (Decrepit Birth, ex Enfold Darkness) – Bass Jeff Plewa (ex Micawber) – Vocals Alex “Pulverizer” Pulvermacher (ex Decrescent) – Drums More...

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Exterminatus Posts Playthrough Video

Exterminatus has released a guitar/bass playthrough video for the upcoming single "Axios." Check it out below.

The band's debut album "Veni Vidi Vici" is due out at the end of July. The album is set in the Warhammer 40K universe and follows the exploits of Commander Fenris, a Warmaster dispatched to stop an Ork invasion on a distant world.

As of March 2013, the band has gone from a solo project led by Tabreez Azad (Xenocide) to a full fledged band with the addition of four new members: Josh McHaffie (Dawning of the Inferno) on vocals, Eli Slamang (Tortorex) on guitar, Max Sepulveda (Baryon) on drums. and Sean Leask (Xenocide) on bass guitar.

Guest appearances are also made by Mike Greenwood (AngelMaker), Paul Ozz (Auroch), Dean Lamb (Archspire), Brian Storm (For Salvation) and Kevin Madden (GrooveThumper). The album's track listing is:

1. Stardust
2. The Coming Storm
3. D.L.M.A.
4. Spores
5. Orders to Vaporize
6. Axios
7. Sludge World
8. Victory in Death
9. Veni Vidi Vici Pt 1
10. Veni Vidi Vici Pt 2
11. Welcome to the Warp More...

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Twitching Tongues Gearing Up For New Tour

Los Angeles-based act Twitching Tongues has crossed the Atlantic and will embark on a new month long European tour assault tomorrow, sharing the stage with Harm’s Way for the entire trek. Dates are available below, and the following press release was issued about the band:

"Relentlessly savage, utterly memorable, and at all times compelling, the sophomore LP from Twitching Tongues takes all of this devotion to the next level. With nearly forty minutes of uncompromising crossover fury, In Love There Is No Law melds elements of Carnivore, Obituary, Celtic Frost, Life Of Agony, Sam Black Church, Cro-Mags and Sheer Terror into an instantly mesmerizing, morose and wholly distinctive alloy of metal, hardcore and beyond. Modernizing the works of the masters, with each hook and chorus the band’s punishing and primitive stylings grow more memorable than the last. In Love There Is No Law was recorded, produced and mixed by guitarist Taylor Young at The Pit, then mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, and will see release on August 20th via upstate New York-based Closed Casket Activities."

Twitching Tongues released a video for the first single from "In Love There Is No Law," which can be found right here. More...

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Critical Assembly To Release New Album

Central Texas shredders Critical Assembly are out of the studio, booking summer tours, and releasing new album "From Ashes Comes Honor."

The new album features six original tracks with hard hitting groove oriented tones. "From Ashes Comes Honor" was recorded and produced by Joey Duenas of Un Loco and Anew Revolution, in the capital city of Austin, Texas.

Critical Assembly also had the pleasure of pre-production work with John Moyer (Disturbed, Adrenaline Mob) who helped out on the track “Soap Box Scurvy.” The band decided to return to Masterdisk Studios New York with Roger Lian for this album. Roger has worked with Pantera, Muse, Damageplan, Korn, Rush, Overkill, and many more. The band also comments on the new album:

"This sophomore release has a different feel than their previous album. Tracks like 'Facetime with The Dead' explore the bands darker and heavier songwriting approach, while 'The Blood Vendetta' starts as a typical thrash metal song, and then hits home with a huge hooky vocal chorus. There are no tracks that sound the same here. They all find their place in today’s ever evolving metal genre."

"From Ashes Comes Honor" will be distributed worldwide in late July, 2013 through iTunes, Amazon, Pandora, Google, CD Baby and other publications. More...

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Pyres Streaming New Songs

Toronto act Pyres takes form as a hydra of heaviness, melody, and groove on the band's newly-released track "Deserter." Check out "Deserter" and "Atlas Cast No Shadow" in the player below or over at Bandcamp here.

Pre-orders for a limited vinyl edition begin July 2nd with free digital download of the full "Year of Sleep" album at the band's website here. More...

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Kittie Added To Spread The Metal Fest Lineup

Spread The Metal Festival has added all-female Canadian heavy metal band Kittie to the Toronto line-up, which also includes Suffocation, The Agonist, Augury, Skull Fist, Nephelium, Derelict, Crimson Shadows, Deathpoint, Edge of Attack, Hallows Die, Beheading of The King, and many more.

The bands will be performing to raise funds for Kiva, an organization that reduces poverty by providing monetary support to struggling entrepreneurs in developing countries.

This year's Toronto edition will be held at the famed Opera House on September 7th and 8th. Ticket info is available at this location. The lineup will be:

September 7th

BOTB Winner
Evertrapped
Nephelium
Derelict
The Catalyst
Crimson Shadows
Beheading of a King
Augury
Suffocation

September 8th

Answer With Metal
Hallows Die
TBA
Deathpoint
Edge of Attack
Sanktuary
Skull Fist
The Agonist
Kittie More...

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Frostland Darkness To Release New Album

Frostland Darkness is a one man black metal band from Kolari, northern Finland, which will release the "Ad Moriendum Dei Gratia" album via Inverse Records this coming July 19th, 2013. The track listing is as follows:

1. Rienaaja
2. Kuolleen Uni
3. Lestaroihu
4. Tuhon Kirkkaudessa
5. Sinut Saatanalle
6. Ad Moriendum Dei Gratia
7. Rituaali

Inverse Records also comments: "Ad Moriendum Dei Gratia is seven songs of Finnish-sung black metal in all of its dark, cold and furious glory. The man behind the music is Mantus Nord, who names bands such as Mayhem, Venom and Darkthrone as his influences. This album is not for kids or those with a weak heart." More...

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Cynthesis Posts Documentary Clip

Following Sensory Records’ worldwide release of "ReEvolution," the second full-length from progressive metal outfit Cynthesis (reviewed here), the band this week unveils a new mini-film on the initial inception and the concepts behind the album.

The short documentary was filmed in multiple locations, as the majority of the group - guitarist/keyboardist Jasun Tipton, vocalist Erik Rosvold and drummer Sean Flanegan - still inhabit their origin of Pleasanton, California, while Jasun’s brother Troy currently resides in Moscow.

The clip was edited and produced by Wayne Joyner of The Ghost Network and can be viewed below. You can also stream the full "ReEvolution" album online by heading over to this location. More...

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Battlecross Posts New Lyric Video

Battlecross has released a brand new lyric video for "Flesh & Bone," which includes live footage from the band's performance at Orion Music and More in Detroit MI. Check it out at Revolvermag.com or in the player below. Additionally, a brand new music video for "Never Coming Back" was recently finished and will be available soon.

Battlecross has launched a new contest at Facebook here. Fans who pre-order "War of Will" via Metal Blade, Benchmark, or IndieGoGo will get a double entry to win an ESP LTD MH-350NT.

"War of Will" will be in stores and online on July 9th, 2013 just after the band heads out on the Rock Star Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Tour. Full tour dates are available after the jump. More...

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EyeHateGod Announces European Trek

New Orleans’ favorite disciples of blown speakers and broken hopes, EyeHateGod, will take their down-tuned, post-amplified odes of deviance overseas this Summer on a molten rampage through Europe.

The live assaults will kick off on July 19th in Warsaw, Poland and systematically level 28 stages, concluding August 20th in Toulouse, France. Confirmed dates are included below.

In related news, the band will make an appearance at Philip Anselmo’s first annual Housecore Horror Film Festival this Fall in Austin, Texas. Set to take place October 24th – October 27th team EyeHateGod will be damaging ear drums alongside an explosive lineup that includes Down, Gwar, Goblin, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Crowbar, Goatwhore, Warbeast, Pig Destroyer, Repulsion and many many more! For further info, point your browser right here. More...

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Vattnet Viskar To Release Full-Length Album

After releasing a self-titled EP last year, New Hampshire's Vattnet Viskar is now ready to unleash debut full-length album, "Sky Swallower," this fall via Century Media Records.

Due out September 3rd in North America, "Sky Swallower" was recorded at Universal Noise Storage with producer Brett Boland at the helm and features eight tracks of crushingly ambient, blackened doom metal.

Before the album's release, Vattnet Viskar will do an East coast headlining run this July, performing "Sky Swallower" in its entirety at every show. See below for all confirmed dates (with more to be added soon!).

Featuring I am Heresy, Astronoid:
7/7 - Cambridge MA @ Middle East
7/17 - Providence, RI @ Dusk
7/19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Acheron
7/20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
7/21 - Florence, MA @ JJ's tavern w/ HOWL, LORD DYING

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Black Tusk Announces New Tour Dates

Black Tusk has confirmed that the band will return to Europe this autumn to tour on the back of brand new EP "Tend No Wounds." The trio from Savannah, Georgia will be supported on all dates by Fight Amp. The band commented:

"Black Tusk is excited to be returning to Europe and the UK to support our new EP Tend No Wounds. This will be our first time extensively touring the UK as well and we are excited to see new cities show up on the routing that aren't usually there. We couldn't be sharing the stage with a bunch of better dudes than Fight Amp and we are looking forward to slaying some shows and drinking some beers with all our buddies on the other side of the pond!"

Additionally, Brutal Panda Records has repressed the long out-of-print Black Tusk / Fight Amp split 7", featuring artwork from Baroness frontman John Baizley, specifically for the tour. The split is also available for order here.

"Tend No Wounds" is a six track EP that takes you on a "twenty minute ride of raging Southern rock and pure adrenaline, providing the perfect stop-gap between their last album - Set The Dial - and their next." More...

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Equilibrium Announces New EP

In August, German epic metal heroes Equilibrium will unleash their pagan fury once again – on their very first EP to date.

The EP was produced by guitarist René Berthiaume in Helion Studios and mixed and mastered by the Resetti Brothers – namely Joerg Umbreit and Vincent Sorg – in their Principal Studios. "Waldschrein" encompasses the brand new title track and an acoustic version of the same song plus a re-recorded and extended version of "Der Stur" from "Turis Fratyr" (originally sung by ex-vocalist Helge Stange, now by front man Robse Dahn). Moreover, it contains "Zwergenhammer" - a previously unreleased older song – as well as a cover version of Skyrim's opening theme.

"Waldschrein" will be released August 16th via Nuclear Blast. The band commented: “We’re really looking forward to release this EP, because we all have to wait until next year for our next full-length album to be released. This makes it the perfect chance to release some songs and recordings that didn’t make it on any regular album because they are so exclusive. The best thing yet is that with 'Waldschrein' we can provide the fans with a little foretaste for what expects them in 2014!”

The track listing is:

01. Waldschrein
02. Der Sturm
03. Zwergenhammer
04. Himmelsrand
05. Waldschrein (acoustic version) More...

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Belphegor Announces New Live Shows

Belphegor will be releasing a new album in early 2014, and the band also recently announced plans for a run of 20th anniversary European shows. Now Belphegor has revealed the Russian stops of the tour:

02.10.2013 - RUS - Rostov, Arena Hall
03.10.2013 - RUS - Krasnador, Arena - Hall
05.10.2013 - RUS - St. Petersburg, Arctica
06.10.2013 - RUS - Moscow, Moskva Hall

The band comments: "Ave Russia! Ready to celebrate 20 years of Diabolical Death Musick with us??"

The other announced dates for the 20th anniversary tour also include:

08.08.2013 - CZ - Jaromer, Brutal Assault Festival
09.08.2013 - CH - Hüttikon, Meh Suff Open Air
10.08.2013 - SP - Villena Leyendas Del Rock
11.08.2013 - UK - Derbyshire, Bloodstock Open Air
31.08.2013 - DE - Crispendorf, Wolfszeit Festival
21.09.2013 - AT - Braunau, Metal Orgy Fest
18.10.2013 - DE - Straubing, Metal Invasion Festival
15.11.2013 - DE - Luebeck, Metal Hammer Paradise
13.12.2013 - NL - Eindhoven, Eindhoven Metal Meeting
14.12.2013 - DEN - tba
28.12.2013 - DE - Speyer, Satans Convention Festival More...

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Avenged Sevenfold Reveals New Album

Unfortunately being announced after our forum is already back online, Avenged Sevenfold today reveals Warner Bros. Records will release "Hail To The King," the band's sixth studio album, on August 27th, 2013.

Produced by Mike Elizondo, "Hail To The King" is the follow up to the band's 2010 release, "Nightmare," which debuted at Number One on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart, Hard Rock Chart, and Digital Chart.

On August 26th, one day before the release of "Hail To The King," Avenged Sevenfold will play a free show for at the Hollywood Palladium. The show is a special thank you to for fans to celebrate the release of the new album - stay tuned for entry details, which will be revealed in the coming weeks. More...

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Bury The Silence Releases New Music Video

Michigan act Bury The Silence has unleashed a new music video for the track "Cybernetic Awakening." Check out the music video below.

If you like what you hear, you can also stream the band's entire previous "The Architecture Of Struggle" EP at this location.

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First Two Mystifier Albums To Be Reissued

Florida-based label Greyhaze Records has announced the signing of a reissue agreement with Brazilian Black Metal act Mystifier. The agreement will involve the repressing of two classic albums by this cult band. The albums in question are "Wicca" (1992) and "Goetia" (1993). Long out of print, both albums will be reissued by Greyhaze in different formats, including deluxe CD/DVD digipaks of each album as well as deluxe vinyl versions. The releases will feature rare photos, bonus audio tracks, videos and other band information.

The first release of the Mystifier reissue series will be a CD/DVD digipak version of the album "Wicca." The audio portion of this release will feature, aside from the full album, bonus tracks exclusive to the Greyhaze Records reissue. The DVD will contain two full concerts by the band - one filmed in Germany during the Nuclear War Now Festival and the other in their hometown of Salvador, Brazil. A vinyl version of the album is also to follow. Release dates are scheduled for 2013 and will be announced shortly.

Says Mystifier guitarist/vocalistArmando Beelzebubth: "We are proud to license our first two albums to Greyhaze Records. Thanks to the support from the international underground, those two albums have become true hallmarks of black metal worldwide." Mystifier is slated to play three dates in Mexico this November. Plans are currently being made for the band to cross the border for an American invasion as well. Stay tuned for details.

Mystifier comes from the city of Salvador, in the state of Bahia, Brazil, and plays a style of black/death Metal, influenced by old underground bands like Bathory, Sepultura, Sarcofago, Poison and Vulcano. The band has been active for over 20 years and has released four studio albums as well as special editions. The Greyhaze reissues will mark the first time Mystifier albums will be officially released in stand alone format in the United States. More...

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A Hero For The World Posts Studio Music Video

Melodic metal act A Hero For The World posted an in studio music video, featuring the song "Eternal Shadows." The song appears on the band's self-titled debut release, which is available digitally from iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and more. Also available are lyric videos for "End of Time", "Free Forever" and "One Hope One Light".

Check out "Eternal Shadows" here:

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Dark Age Posts Part Seven Of In Studio Videos

German melodic death metal act Dark Age posted the seventh installment in a series of in studio videos for the upcoming new album "A Matter of Trust." The band's first album since 2009 ("Acedia") is scheduled for release on September 6, 2013 via AFM Records. The first six episodes can be viewed over at this location.

In this video, the cover artwork is discussed. Check it out here:

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Amon Amarth Posts Video Teaser

Amon Amarth will soon be releasing the "Father of the Wolf" music video, and now the band has released a teaser for the coming clip. Check out the trailer below.

"Father of the Wolf" comes off the band's latest album "Deceiver Of The Gods," released earlier this week. The album's track listing is:

1. Deceiver of the Gods
2. As Loke Falls
3. Father of the Wolf
4. Shape Shifter
5. Under Siege
6. Blood Eagle
7. We Shall Destroy
8. Hel
9. Coming of the Tide
10. Warriors of the North More...

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Dornenreich Issues Album Update

Guitarist/vocalist Eviga from Dornenreich has checked in with the following statement about working on the new "Freiheit" album:

"Friends! The last months in tranquility and seclusion were highly fruitful. I was able to elaborate the entire album as far as the guitars are concerned - and I'm deeply pleased with the result.

"During the next months the three of us will create the last violin-lines and the drums. When we'll have recorded the whole musical core I will delve into the lyrics and the vocal dimension of the album.

"We will enter the studio by the end of October... and, actually, we can hardly wait! This album will be a stirring journey without any doubt.

"It will consist of eight songs - some based on acoustic guitar and violin, some including electric guitars and drums. The songs are extremely varied and highly vital - and they resonate with a playful beauty which invokes something that I have been trying to approach for many years. To see all that come into artistic reality means much to me.

"What else can I tell you so many months in advance!? I'm not sure. So feel free to ask some questions and post them here. I will collect and answer them soon. Have an unforgettable Summer! We surely will - and we'll keep you posted."

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Civil War Added To Getaway Rock Festival

Sweden's Civil War, who just issued the debut full length LP "The Killer Angels" (see review at this location), have been added to the lineup for the Getaway Rock Festival, to be held on August 8-10, 2013 in Gasklockorna, Gavle Sweden. The festival includes appearances from over 60 bands, including System of a Down, In Flames, Deep Purple and Lamb Of God.

The band made the announcement: "We are very happy to announce that we will do a show in Gävle and Getaway Rock Festival on August 10. This year’s line-up includes System Of A Down, Deep Purple, In Flames, Testament, Gojira among others. Furthermore, we want to send out a huge thank you to all of you who supported us with getting our album. We are overwhelmed with the reception you’ve given it, we salute YOU!"

For more information, check out the festival's website over at this location. A preview for the festival can be found here: More...

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The Dillinger Escape Plan Posts Music Video

The Dillinger Escape Plan has released a music video for the title track off the band's latest album "One Of Us Is The Killer," which dropped in May. Check out the clip below.

You can also watch the previously posted video clip for "When I Lost My Bet" at this location. The full album's track listing is:

1. Prancer
2. When I Lost My Bet
3. One of Us Is the Killer
4. Hero of the Soviet Union
5. Nothing's Funny (streaming here)
6. Understanding Decay
7. Paranoia Shields
8. CH 375 268 277 ARS
9. Magic That I Held You Prisoner
10. Crossburner
11. The Threat Posed by Nuclear Weapons More...

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Evocation To Release Covers EP

Evocation will release a special EP on vinyl and as digital download on August 19th entitled "Excised And Anatomised" through Century Media. The EP includes various cover songs, and the track listing is as follows:

Side 1:
1. …For Victory (originally by Bolt Thrower)
2. Corporal Jigsore Quandary (originally by Carcass)
3. You Suffer (originally by Napalm Death)

Side 2:
1. Enigma (originally by Edge Of Sanity)
2. Terminal Spirit Disease (originally by At The Gates)

Evocation also recently released a lyric video for the track "I'll Be Your Suicide," which can be found below. More...

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Venomous Maximus Releases "Moonchild" Video

Houston stoner/doom metal act Venomous Maximus, who recently signed with Napalm Records, posted a new music video for the song "Moonchild." The song appears on the 2012 debut release "Beg Upon the Light," originally issued via Occulture, which will see a worldwide release through Napalm on July 3rd (ESP/SWE/NOR), July 5th (G/A/S, FIN & Benelux), July 8th (Rest of Europe & UK) and July 9th (USA/CAN).

Check out "Moonchild" here:

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Wintersun Cancels Castle Rock Festival Appearance

Finnish symphonic metal act Wintersun cancelled the band's performance at the upcoming Castle Rock Festival. The announcement by the band reads:

"Due to unforeseen logistical problems Wintersun will not be able to play this year´s Castle Rock Festival in Mülheim/Germany on July 13. Wintersun regret this decision deeply and we'll do our very best to make it to a future Castle Rock.

"The vacant headlining position has now been taken over by fellow finns Korpiklaani, who have kindly agreed to fill in for Wintersun."

The remaining dates of the Wintersun European Summer Tour are as follows:

28.06.2013 FI – Helsinki, Tuska Open Air
14.07.2013 FI – Joensuu, Ilosaarirock
16.07.2013 UK – London, The Garage
17.07.2013 UK – Manchester, Club Academy
18.07.2013 UK – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
19.07.2013 UK – Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
20.07.2013 UK – Belfast, Limelight 2
21.07.2013 IE – Dublin, The Pint
22.07.2013 UK – Bristol, O2 Academy 2
25.07.2013 DE – Chemnitz, Rock im Betonwerk
26.07.2013 SI – Tolmin, Metaldays

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