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Metal News for June 30, 2013

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14 news articles posted on this day.

New Carcass Track Streaming

Carcass has revealed the tracklisting of its comeback album "Surgical Steel," which will be released via Nuclear Blast later this year and will be produced by Colin Richardson and feature Dan Wilding of Aborted on drums. Original drummer Ken Owen will contribute guest vocals. Below is an upload of one of the new tracks from the release, "Captive Bolt Pistol."

01. The Master Butcher's Apron
02. The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills
03. A Congealed Clot Of Blood
04. A Wraith In The Apparatus
05. 316l Grade Surgical Steel
06. Cadaver Pouch Conveyor System
07. Captive Bolt Pistol
08. Intensive Battery Brooding
09. None Compliance To Astm F899-12 Standard
10. Mount Of Execution
11. 1985/Thrasher's Abattoir
12. Unfit For Human Consumption
13. Zochrot
14. Livestock Marketplace


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Interview

Audio Interview With Tom Angelripper Of Sodom

On May 16, 2013, I interviewed Tom Angelripper of Sodom and Onkel Tom. The interview focused on Sodom's new album "Epitome Of Torture" (see review at this location. The discussion happened just prior to the Teutonic Big Four show at Beastival, and Tom discussed his desire for a show or short tour in North America with Kreator, Sodom, Destruction and Tankard. At the conclusion, he shared his thoughts on the passing of Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman.

The transcribed version of the interview is pending, but I present the audio version here:

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Kultika Streaming New Song

Kultika is streaming the new song "Water," which can be heard below. The band also comments:

"Water is a bridge between the aggressive metal-orientated riffs and the more mellow post-rock sides of our album, 'The Strange Innerdweller,' which will be released this autumn. The completion of this album took over a year to accomplish, partly due to our own exigency regarding the musical structure and partly due to our producer Lukinich Attila, who helped us analyze, in depth, the fundamentals of each track, and more importantly, the construction and concept of the album as a whole.

"The Strange Innerdweller will contain seven songs that, although independent and different in influence, will give way to the same overarching message expressing a part of the ideologies shared by the members of Kultika."

The album's track listing is:

1. Rising From the Sea
2. Insects
3. Water
4. The Strange Innerdweller
5. Cries Of Eiram
6. Devouring Vibe
7. Escape Into Salvation

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Ghost Of Mendea Releases New Album

Chicago's Ghost of Mendea has release a new album titled "Cult Of The Dead." You can now check out the seven songs of cold, blasting, and haunted metal at Bandcamp or in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Dark Angel 07:31
2. Ghost of Mendea 06:20
3. Veil of Darkness 05:30
4. Upon Black Wings 04:23
5. Cult of the Dead 06:50
6. Resurrection from the Grave 04:03
7. Through the Grey 06:40 More...

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Covenants Streaming New Single

Los Angeles based act Covenants has released a new single online for streaming. You can check out the new track "Amnesia" at this location or in the player below.

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Parallax Releasing "Sputnik" EP

Parallax is a newborn female-fronted Ukranian band. On June 15th, 2013, the group's debut EP "Sputnik" was released across the web, while physical copies will be coming in July.

Vocalist Helle Bogdanova comments: "Although our music has obvious oriental and Middle Eastern backgrounds, the concept of our album is mainly based on space topics, in particular on Mars, first ever human-made Earth satellite Sputnik-1, and inevitable planet war, which leads to death of a huge population, but provides us with a hope that someday the life on Mars will resurrect." More...

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Engraved Disillusion Working On New Album

U.K. melo-death quintet Engraved Disillusion has released the following statement about lineup changes and working on a new album:

“Due to a difference in musical direction and ambition Engraved Disillusion have parted company with original members Chris Puglsey (Vocals), Chris Threlfall (Drums) and Matthew Thomas (Bass).

"Following on from the recent success of debut album Embers of Existence, remaining members Marc Matthews (Guitars) and Toby Stewart (Guitars) are now focusing on recording the follow up album and filling the vacant positions. Any person interested in auditioning, please contact Engraved Disillusion via engraveddisillusion@gmail.com.

"In light of the recent upheaval Engraved Disillusion have made their debut album, Embers of Existence, available for free download from Bandcamp. More news on the line-up will follow in the coming weeks." More...

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Crimson Shadows Wins Wacken Battle Canada

One band to rule them all! Toronto epic power/death metallers Crimson Shadows move forward to play the international finals of Wacken Metal Battle after winning the Canadian final in Toronto, ON.

The battle included some of the country's underground best like Vesperia, Hollow, Dissension, and Adrenechrome. 39 independent Canadian bands competed over nine qualifying rounds, three semi-finals, and a national final that was judged by Glen Drover (Megadeth / Testament), Martin Popoff (BW&BK / HardRadio), Sarah Lutz (Metal Blade Records), Noel Peters (Inertia Entertainment), Adam Sewell (Stereo Dynamite Records /Monster Voodoo Machine) and Rob Urbinati (Sacrifice).

The Wacken Metal Battle international finals will be during this year's Wacken Open Air Festival from August 1st-3rd in Wacken, Germany, with Crimson Shadows playing alongside Evile Invaders (Belgium), Industrial City (Georgia), Rotten Souls (Central America), Nin Treasures (China), SIV (Faroe Islands), Karma Zero (France), Chronosphere (Greece), Kill With Hate (Hungary), Ophidian I (Iceland), Overoth (Ireland), BackJumper (Italy), Mysterious Priestess (Japan), La Chudra (Lithuania), An Apple A Day (Luxembourg), Gnida (Poland), Utopium (Portugal), God - The Barbarian Horde (Romania), Trallery (Spain), Vengha (Sweden), Bull-Riff Stampede (UK), Rotten State (Uruguay) plus more to be announced.

Finalist info can be found at this location. A free download compilation of competing bands from the Canadian edition is also available right here.

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Desolator Streaming Full New Album

Desolator today releases the "Unearthly Monument" album, and now the whole release is available for streaming via Bandamp or through the player below. The track listing is:

1. Thy Flesh Consumed
2. Desolated
3. Gravefeast
4. Mass Human Pyre
5. Infernal Gathering
6. Feeding Frenzy
7. The Triumph of Death
8. Bludgeoned, Beaten and Berated
9. Second Killing of Christ
10. Impaled
11. Age of Annihilation
12. Antimortem Autopsy More...

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Grave Digger Video Interview Available

GMM TV has posted a new video interview online with Chris Boltendahl from Grave Digger. The interview was conducted at the 2013 Graspop Metal Meeting and can be viewed below.

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Scarred By Beauty Posts New Video

Scarred By Beauty has a new video clip out for "Lighthouse," which was filmed and produced by Rasmus Nyboe and Mads Roikjær. Check out the clip below. You can also find more info on Scarred By Beauty at the band's Facebook page here.

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Ereb Altor Reveals New Album Details

Ereb Altor has now revealed the cover artwork and track listing for new album "Fire Meets Ice," which is scheduled for release on July 26th, 2013 via Cyclone Empire Records. This new album will be the follow-up to previous full-length "Gastrike" (reviewed here).

1. Fire Meets Ice
2. The Chosen Ones
3. Nifelheim (streaming here)
4. My Raven's
5. Sacrifice
6. Helheimsfard
7. The Deceiver Shall Repent
8. Post Ragnarok
9. Our Legacy More...

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Interview

Audio Interview With Alex Krull Of Atrocity

On April 22, 2013, I interviewed Alexander Krull, the frontman for Atrocity and Leaves' Eyes. We discussed Atrocity's new album "Okkult" (see review over at this location), the first of a trilogy about historical stories involving occultism. The album marks the band's return to the extreme metal of its roots and away from the gothic/industrial side that has been prevalent over the much of the last decade.

Krull discusses the stories, the new video for "Pandæmonium," the opening track of the album (see video over here, and the band's return to its death metal roots.

The transcribed edition of this interview is currently pending, but now I present the audio version here:

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Column

Sunday Old School: Hurricane

It was Kevin DuBrow (Quiet Riot) who introduced Robert Sarzo to Tony Cavazo. When DuBrow introduces two guys (who just happen to be kid brothers of members of Quiet Riot), you must start a band, it’s a rule. They named their band Hurricane. More...

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