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Metal News for June 5, 2012

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43 news articles posted on this day.

Destruction Of A Rose Comments On Cancelled Shows

Destruction of a Rose is currently embarked on the "Cutthroat OG" U.S. tour with Seeker and Rule of Thumb, and the band has now issued the following statement about missing several shows due to a van breakdown:

"Our van broke down in Vegas. We spent 16+ hours STRAIGHT and ALL of our money trying to fix it. We've had limited Internet access & were informed that a few shows were cancelled.

"We can't express how disappointed & sorry we are that we aren't able to play for you guys! This was all completely out of our control.

"We will have the van up & running to play the AZ date on Saturday & are gonna do everything we can to make it up to everyone. Again, we are VERY sorry about all of this..."

The upcoming Arizona show's details are as follows:

June 9 - The Nile Theater - Phoenix, AZ

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Impiety Announces Australian Tour Dates

Impiety has announced the dates for the band's upcoming "Ravage & Conquer Downunder" tour in Australia and New Zealand. The tour starts at the end of the month and runs through mid-July. The currently announced details are as follows:

Perth /Australia – June 29th @ Amplifier Bar
Darwin /Australia – June 30th @ Happy Yess
Adelaide /Australia – July 1st @ The Squatters Arms
Brisbane /Australia – July 5th @ Beetle Bar
Sydney /Australia – July 6th @ The Sandringham
Melbourne /Australia – July 7th @ The Corner
Wellington / New Zealand - July 11th @ Bodega
Auckland / New Zealand - July 12th @ Kings Arms More...

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Pit Stories: "She Has A Dick!"

Each week we check in with hard rock and metal acts to get their pit stories from memorable live shows. Metal gigs may be home to intense moshing and shredding solos, but it's also a place where magic can happen and love can blossom. Of course, none of that will be happening in this week's pit stories.

Today we've got two stories of love gone wrong at metal shows from Unsu and Insain, which both signed to Kaotoxin Records earlier this year. First up is Unsu, with the following tale of a strip tease that ended up showing more than the audience was expecting:

Once there was a girl in the audience. She climbed on the stage and started to strip. She actually was a guy in fishnets, in fact. So, during the whole stong, I've played with his balls with the microphone. This actually was at the Lille WinterFest #1 in Lille and you can hear Micky screaming "Elle a une bite!," which translates in "Sha has a dick!" on the bonus live tracks of "The Filthy."

Vocalist Louis from Insain also had this story to share of missing a few not-so-subtle hints from a female fan: More...

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Malevolent Creation Adds More Tour Dates

Malevolent Creation recently announced a string of upcoming European tour dates later this June, and the band has now added on several extra dates. The update tour routing is as follows:

15.06. Helmond – Lakei (Netherlands)
16.06. Manchester - Moho Live (Great Britain **NEW DATE**
17.06. Cardiff – Bogiez Rock Bar & Nightclub (Great Britain)
18.06. Newcastle – Trillians (Great Britain)
19.06. Glasgow – Ivoey Blacks (Great Britain)
20.06. London – Underworld (Great Britain) + UNEARTH
21.06. Birmingham – Terrorizer Grindhouse (Great Britain)
22.06. Steenwijk – De Buze / Stonehenge Pre Party (Netherlands)
23.06. Protzen – Open Air (Germany)
24.06. Krefeld – Kulturfabrik (Germany)
26.06. Retorbido - Carlito's Way (Italy) **NEW DATE**
27.06. Bari – Demonde Disco Club (Italy)
28.06. Pescara – Tipografia Club (Italy)
29.06. Pfarrkirchen – Bogaloo (Germany) + XIBALBA
30.06. Winterthur – Gaswerk (Switzerland) More...

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Magnum Finishing Up New Album

British melodic rock legends Magnum are about to finish their new album "On The 13th Day," which will be released in Germany on September 21st, in Europe on September 24th, and in the US/Canada on September 25th through SPV/Steamhammer. A single named "So Let It Rain" is scheduled for an end of August release.

It will be available as a limited digipak edition with a bonus CD featuring unreleased, acoustic and live tracks from the Magnum vaults, as a double gatefold LP version with colored vinyl, and standard edition and digital download. The cover will be created once more by famous fantasy artist Rodney Matthews (Asia, Nazareth, Eloy).

Singer Bob Catley reveals some facts about the new album and more in a brand new video podcast, available below. More...

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Hellspawn Releasing New Album

After two years of silence Polish death metal act Hellspawn strikes a ferocious blow with a second album entitled "The Great Red Dragon." The album premieres on June 6th, 2012 and you can check out the new song "Diabolic" in the player below.

The material was recorded, engineered, mixed, and mastered in Hellspawn Studio by the frontman of the band, Mariusz Konieczny. The band commented:

"In the realm of extreme music there are some who stride towards maximum brutality, and there are some who stride towards technical perfection. There are also some, like Hellspawn, who do not care much about any of the above, and yet create death metal which does not lack anything and still has much more to offer.

"The Great Red Dragon is a perfect example of why there should be no distinction between old and new schools of extreme metal, as it is an uncompromising album which cannot be dismissed under many labels. If you’re a fan of Morbid Angel, Angel Corpse, Diabolic or Hate Eternal, the album is mandatory for you!"

The album's track listing is as follows:

01. The First Banner in the Fields of Devil
02. Word Becomes Flesh
03. Hellspawn
04. Diabolic
05. The Great Red Dragon
06. Intro to the Revelation
07. Revelation of the Great Red Dragon
08. The Dice Are Cast
09. The Greatest King among Demons
10. An Obelisk of the World More...

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Cattle Decapitation Announces European Shows

American veggie grinders Cattle Decapitation will return to Europe in August to play some of the most monumental heavy metal festivals as well as a bunch of intimate club shows. Do not miss out on the following shows:

07/08/12 – SI – Tolmin – Metalcamp
08/08/12 – HU – Budapest – t.b.a.
10/08/12 – CZ – Jaromer – Brutal Assault
11/08/12 – DE – Schlotheim – Party.San Festival
12/08/12 – BE – Ieper – Ieper Fest
13/08/12 – NL – Tilburg – Little Devil
17/08/12 – FR – Theix – Motocultor Festival
18/08/12 – DE – Dinkelsbühl – Summer Breeze

Cattle Decapitation is touring in support of new album "Monolith of Inhumanity." You can also check out the band's latest videoclip, the cinematic sickness entitled "Kingdom Of Tyrants" at this location.

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Atrum Tempestas Recording New Album

Finnish raw and atmospheric black metal project Atrum Tempestas, featuring members of Catamenia and Ars Praesagus, has announced that the band is recording a follow-up to 2007's "Ne Deus Crede" at TC Studio in Oulu.

The release will include 8 tracks and will be released as a limited edition digipak later this year. Song titles set to appear on the album include "God's house of Ill-Repute" and "Cold is my Heart."

Atrum Tempestas is:

Perttunen - Instruments and vocals
Kylmäaho - Instruments and vocals

For additional information on Atrum Tempestas, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Leander Rising To Release Self-Titled Album

Budapest act Leander Rising is set to release the band's self-titled album digitally on July 17th on Sony Music. The following press release was also issued:

"Their 14 song self-titled debut album heads straight for the adrenal gland focusing on melody coupled with passionate fury, combining blends of brutal riffs and punishing breakdowns with huge anthemic and driving melodies for an original sound that is all their own. Recorded in Hungary and mixed and mastered in Sweden by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth, God Forbid, Katatonia, Soilwork, Kreator), with artwork by Robert Borbas (Metallica, Suicide Silence, Bring Me The Horizon) and a guest appearance by Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore) on the track 'Six Feet Under.'

"Originally a solo project for its namesake Leander Köteles, but his first video for the song Bound To Belong created an internet buzz throughout Hungary and caught the attention of Attila Vörös, a young and well-known guitarist, who has also toured worldwide with Seattle metal band Nevermore, Attila reached out to Leander via e-mail and their collaboration began. In the beginning Attila only came on to do some guest solos but as time went on they found their true sound was together.

"While Attila was touring in the US with Nevermore, Leander decided to cover and put his spin on Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance,' which became the most viewed and successful video in the project's history at that time, incorporating Hungarian Dances from Brahms, his version will be the special bonus track on the upcoming US release. More...

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Morglbl Streaming Entire New Album

"Brutal Romance" is the fifth release from the intense French instrumental trio Morglbl, and the album is available today via Free Electric Sound. Morglbl has also teamed up with GuitarWorld.com to present an exclusive full stream of the new release. Check out the album in full at this location. The following press release was issued about the band:

"MORGLBL injects a dose of tongue in cheek humor into jazz rock laced with crushing power chords. They have a strong crossover appeal between fans of progressive rock, fusion, and metal. MORGLBL has performed at festivals alongside Liquid Tension Experiment and Umphrey's McGee. They have most recently toured the US as co-headliners with Sweden's Freak Kitchen. The band is currently planning their fourth tour of the US for late 2012. Fans of shred and fusion Gods like Allan Holdsworth, Steve Vai or Freak Kitchen's Mattias Eklundh will find this essential."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Gnocchis On The Block
2. Brutal Romance
3. Le Surfer d'Argentine
4. Golden Ribs
5. Fidel Gastro
6. Oh P1 Can Not Be
7. Cantal Goyave
8. Glucids In The Sky
9. Wig Of Change
10. Metal Khartoom
11. Casse

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IWrestledABearOnce Posts Live Video

IWrestledABearOnce just played the band's first ever shows in Guadalajara and Mexico City and received an overwhelming response from fans. To highlight the dates, the band has released a performance video for the track "I'm Gonna Shoot," taken off the new album "Ruining It For Everybody." The footage used in the video is taken from the recent sold out dates in Mexico. Check out the clip below.

IWrestledABearOnce will be performing on the Ernie Ball Stage on the full Vans Warped Tour. Following the Warped dates, the band will play Canadian festival Heavy MTL in Montreal, Canada. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...

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The Mighty Swine Posts "Lust" Video

Cincinnati, OH hard rock act The Mighty Swine, featuring Mike Skimmerhorn (CJSS/Chastain) and Joe Riley, has enlisted Rich Lewis (Where Angels Suffer / W.A.S.) to record a new video single for "Lust."

The video was shot in Hamilton OH in April 2012 by Morgan Visual and directed by Dave Morgan / Asst Director Amy Bradford (Spike TV, Ides of March Movie) with camera work by Nikk Sutton (RUSH DVD). Check out the clip below. More...

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Adfail Releases New Album "Unkindness"

Russian metal band Adfail released debut album "Unkindness" today via Darknagar Records, and the band is now streaming a song from the album online. Check out the opening track "Storm" in the player below. The following press release was also issued:

"The debut album by Adfail titled 'Unkindness' combines the best traditions of Death Doom Metal of 1990s and 2000s and contains varied stuff, ranging from rather fast parts to slow doomy passages. Among the highlights of this release there’re melodic guitar riffs, acoustic interludes and an excellent keyboard work which has a special role in combination with vocal variety. This album is available for purchase in 6th panel digipack with 8-pages booklet."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Storm
2. Pity
3. Destiny Doll
4. Remorse
5. Drama
6. Condemned Future
7. Throwing Pain Away More...

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Dirge Eternal Splits With Drummer

Finland's Dirge Eternal has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer Patrik Albrecht :

"We are really sorry and sad to inform you that we are going through some line-up changes. Patte, our drummer, is moving away from Riihimäki to Sipoo and his possibilities for practicing with us regularly are close to zero.

"Everybody is really positive about the situation and Patte has promised to help us if we still need a drummer for the shows to come and at the same time we are looking for a new drummer. Maybe that drummer is you!?!??

"Dirge Eternal wants to thank Patte for all of his work for this band and all the great times we had. Rock on brother!"

To hear music from Dirge Eternal, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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High On Fire To Reissue "The Art Of Self Defense"

Southern Lord Recordings today is extremely pleased to announce the reissue of "The Art Of Self Defense," the first recording from Oakland trio High on Fire. Set for release on July 31st, the long player has been completely remastered and enhanced by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Noothgrush, OFF! etc.) and includes the addition of the band’s first ever demo, two bonus 7” tracks, as well as a 48-page booklet. The track listing is as follows:

01. Baghdad
02. 10,000 Years
03. Blood From Zion
04. Last
05. Fireface
06. Master of Fists

Bonus 7” Tracks (2001)
07. Steel Shoe
08. The Usurper (Celtic Frost cover)

Self-Titled Demo (1999)
09. Blood From Zion
10. 10,000 Years
11. Master of Fists

The following press release was also issued about the album:

"The Art Of Self Defense was initially released in 2000 by Man’s Ruin Records. Featuring the collective energies of guitarist/vocalist Matt Pike, drummer Des Kensel, and bassist George Rice with producer Billy Anderson, the record billows at the seams with Pike’s instantly recognizable guitar tone, first unleashed during his days with stoner metal behemoths Sleep. An audio hail storm of piledriving riffs, booming rhythms and Pike’s gruff vocal tirades, The Art Of Self Defense remains a staple in High on Fire’s renowned catalog of audio greatness."

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Prong To Play First Annual "Knotfest"

Prong has been selected as one of the bands to play on this year's inaugural "Knotfest" hosted by Slipknot. The two date festival will take place August 17th in Pacific Junction, IA and August 18th in Somerset, WI. More information on "Knotfest" can be found here.

Frontman Tommy Victor commented on being selected to play on the first Knotfest:

"Prong is unbelievably honored and flattered to be a part of the first ever 'Knotfest!' We want to thank our friends in Slipknot and the organizers for giving us the opportunity to be on this bill with all these incredible bands. All the festivities included are going to make this very special for everyone involved. It's amazing!"

Prong will also be on the road supporting new album "Carved Into Stone" this July with a string of shows with the legendary Maryland Rockers Clutch. This run kicks off July 11th in Fayetteville, AR and runs through July 22nd in Richmond, VA. A complete list of dates can be found below. Prong's video for "Revenge...Best Served Cold" can be viewed at this location. More...

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Shadowside Streaming New Album's Title Track

The Brazilian heavy metal band Shadowside has just uploaded the title track off the new album "Inner Monster Out." Check out the song in the player below.

Shadowside is also proud to announce hitting the 13th position on CMJ's Loud Rock top 40 charts this week. Radio stations all over the United States are playing the band's new album Inner Monster Out. The band has the following upcoming shows:

July 13th - Santos
July 14th - Araraquara Rock
July 15th - Belo Horizonte - Stone Metal Fest
July 20th - Bauru

Shadowside's new album "Inner Monster Out" was released in Japan on March 14 via Spiritual Beast/Universal Music and May 11th in Europe and May 22nd in North America via Inner Wound Recordings. More...

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Whitechapel Posts New Album Track-By-Track

With two weeks remaining before the release of Whitechapel's self-titled new album, singer Phil Bozeman and guitarist Alex Wade have provided an exclusive track-by-track breakdown of the new album on AbsolutePunk. Delve into the minds of two members of Whitechapel as they give you the meanings and stories behind the new songs and check out the breakdown at this location.

"Whitechapel" is available for pre-order in exclusive bundle packages here, and Loudwire is hosting an exclusive stream of the single "I, Dementia" over here.

In new Whitechapel tour news, the band has just confirmed a string of dates with Hatebreed, All Shall Perish, and Deez Nuts. The tour is scheduled to kick off September 13th in Clifton Park, NY and will run through October 12th in Detroit, MI. Tickets go on sale for fan club members Wednesday June 6th and for the general public on Friday June 8th. A complete list of dates can be found below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1) Make it Bleed
2) Hate Creation
3) (Cult)uralist
4) I, Dementia
5) Section 8
6) Faces
7) Dead Silence
8) The Night Remains
9) Devoid
10) Possibilities of an Impossible Existence More...

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Betrayer Splits With Vocalist

Indiana's Betrayer has issued the following announcement about about splitting with the band's vocalist:

"It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you all that due to personal reasons our good friend and band mate Dan Watson will be stepping down as vocalist for Betrayer.

"There is absolutely no hostility or animosity between either parties and we are still very good friends and will continue to be. He will be sorely missed. With that said, we are currently taking it upon ourselves to find his replacement.

"However, if you feel you have what it takes to fill the spot then please contact us here on Facebook or e-mail. If you'd like to send us a video of you performing one of our songs then please do so and we can set up a try out date from there.

"WE ARE NOT BREAKING UP. WE ARE STILL WRITING A FULL LENGTH. WE'LL BE BACK SOON."

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Hatebreed Announces U.S. Tour

Hatebreed is excited to announce the upcoming “10 Years of Perseverance” fall tour, a United States headline tour to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the band’s ground-breaking 2002 major-label debut, "Perseverance." The tour features direct support from Whitechapel and special guests All Shall Perish and Deez Nuts, and kicks off on September 13th in Clifton Park, NY.

"Perseverance" debuted within the top 50 of the Billboard Top 200 chart and has since gone on to sell roughly half a million copies worldwide. The upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Thu/Sep-13 Clifton Park, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
Fri/Sep-14 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
Sat/Sep-15 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
Sun/Sep-16 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
Mon/Sep-17 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
Tue/Sep-18 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
Wed/Sep-19 Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Thu/Sep-20 Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theate
Fri/Sep-21 Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
Sat/Sep-22 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Sun/Sep-23 Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Mon/Sep-24 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
Tue/Sep-25 Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
Wed/Sep-26 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
Thu/Sep-27 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
Fri/Sep-28 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom
Sat/Sep-29 Pomona, CA @ The Fox Theater
Sun/Sep-30 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Mon/Oct-01 Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
Wed/Oct-03 Austin, TX @ Emo's East
Thu/Oct-04 Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Fri/Oct-05 Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Sat/Oct-06 New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
Sun/Oct-07 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Mon/Oct-08 Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligans
Tue/Oct-09 Charlotte, NC @ Amos' Southend
Wed/Oct-10 Richmond, VA @ The National
Thu/Oct-11 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Fri/Oct-12 Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s More...

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My Own Chaos Announces Canadian Tour

Vancouver's My Own Chaos, a female fronted metal band that fuses traditional metal with thrash and straight ahead hard rock, is proud to announce dates for the upcoming "Chaos Across Canada" tour. The trek will see the band venture across the Canadian provinces, kicking off the tour tour in Vancouver, BC on June 26th and going east to return west on July 28th for a wrap up show in Innisfail, AB.

The band will be touring on its debut self-title album, a concept release that has charted in the top 10 Loud College Radio Charts across the country. The album features guest stars like Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys/Lard), Joey Keithley (DOA), Ani Kyd (Alternative Tentacles Recording Artist Fuel Injected.45), Steve Jack (Rockhead) and Brian Langley (Infernal Majesty).

“The My Own Chaos album was written about my divorce and the emotional rollercoaster that goes along with it. At times I was questioning my sanity and doing all that I could to hold everything together. I really dove deep into my emotions and let all the issues out. This album is my therapy,” commented My Own Chaos vocalist Connie Chaos (who also fronts the tribute bands Sister Sabbath and Zeppelina). More...

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Children Of Bodom Video Interview Available

Last Tour TV has posted a new video interview online with Finland's Children of Bodom, which was conducted on May 26th, 2012 at Sonisphere festival in Spain. Check out the video clip in the player below.

The band was performing in support of latest album "Relentless Reckless Forever" (reviewed here), and you can also check out Metalunderground.com's report from a Children of Bodom show earlier this year at this location.

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Julius Seizure Announces The "Gladia-Tour"

Julius Seizure, which is currently streaming the new EP "Beware the Ides of March" online, has now checked in with the following announcement about upcoming U.S. shows:

"The GLADIA-TOUR is almost here! We are still looking to fill a few dates, any help is appreciated. If you can't help us with shows, help us with gas and download our EP :) Here are the dates as of now below."

JUNE 15 - New York, NY at Fontanas Bar
JUNE 16 - Brooklyn, NY at Tattoo Shot Lounge
JUNE 17 - TBA NY/CT/RI/PA/DE/VA help us!
JUNE 19 - Spindale, NC at The Ultimate Basement
JUNE 20 - Charlotte, NC at World Famous Milestone Club
JUNE 21 - Spartanburg, SC at GroundZero
JUNE 22 - Cocoa, FL at The 321 Local
JUNE 23 - TBA FLORIDA/GEORGIA help us!

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Betraying The Martyrs Announces New Drummer

Betraying the Martyrs has posted a new video clip online welcoming new drummer Mark Mironov, who performs the song "Man Made Disaster." You can catch Betraying the Martyrs live this summer on The Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival and The All Stars Tour, and the band commented:

"Antoine was with us since the beginning of the band. If you ever met him at a show you would know he was totally into music and always ready to do crazy stuff. After four years of touring he told us that he was tired and wanted to have a regular life. We completely understand that, from the bottom of our heart we wish him the best. He was there during the hard years and faced with us all the difficulties a band could encounter. Antoine we will miss you.

"As for Mark Mironov, we met him and his band My Autumn 3 years ago in belgium. We became friends, and 2 years later we toured together in Europe, went to russia, ukraine and shared some awesome times together, Mark is one of the best drummers we have ever met. When antoine told us he wanted to leave, we asked Mark. He said yes, left his country to live and play with us. We can't wait for you to meet him and see him play live, in the meantime you can enjoy this video of Mark playing Man Made Disaster.

"And for the fans of My Autumn, the band is still alive and is currently practicing with a new drummer." More...

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Enthroned Announces Shows With Marduk

Belgian black metallers Enthroned are set to play a series of dates in Brazil this August, along with Sweden's infamous metal act Marduk.

The five upcoming dates are as follows:

09.08 – Curitiba/PR (Brasil) @ TBC
10.08 – Indaial/SC (Brasil) @ River Rock Festival
11.08 – São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Hangar 11
12.08 – Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil) @ Music Hall
13.08 – Porto Alegre/RS (Brasil) Beco

For more details on Enthroned, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here. Marduk will also be touring in support of new album "Serpent Sermon" (reviewed here).

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Grai To Release New Single

Russian folk metal act Grai has issued the following brief announcement about recording two new songs for an upcoming single release:

"Greetings to all the admirers and fans of Grai band! We're glad to announce that 2 new tracks (that are to constitute the Single) are recorded and sent to be mastered and mixed! Soon they'll be available for listening and streaming! Thank you all for your support! Good luck!"

In the meantime, you can check out Grai's music and more information on the band over at Facebook.

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Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Posts Track-By-Track Video

Luca Turilli's Rhapsody posted a track-by-track video featuring samples from the band's upcoming "Ascending to Infinity" LP. The video is in Italian and was part of a interview for MetalItalia.com, however, song samples from the album can be heard at 6:01, 8:28, 10:42, 12:28, 15:59 and 18:15.

"Ascending to Infinity" due out for release on June 29, 2012 through Nuclear Blast. The track list for is as follows:

1. Quantum X
2. Ascending To Infinity
3. Dante’s Inferno
4. Excalibur
5. Tormento E Passione
6. Dark Fate Of Atlantis
7. Luna
8. Clash Of The Titans
9. Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer’s Fall
10. March Of Time (Bonus Track)

Check out the track-by-track video here: More...

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Nightshade Posts Pre-Production Song

Nightshade has posted a new pre-production track online, which you can hear in the player below. The band also commented:

"Hey! So here is a brand new instrumental preprod song (rough)! We hope you will like it and prepare yourself for our upcoming album! This one is gonna be recorded in France at the 'Energy Zombie Studio' during August/September and the mix/mastering will be done by Mother Fucking Jason Suecof at the Audio Hammer Studios (Black Dahlia Murder, WhiteChapel, August Burns Red, Devil Driver, Born Of Osiris, Trivium...)

"The songs are gonna be louder, more technical, tighter, with more melodies and leads, and without autotune (replaced by clean vocal)... We will keep the 'NightShade Identity" but we have evolved.

"After the recording of this one, we will be coming back out on the road, first in Europe during October with a huge festival soon announced.

"We can't wait to share our new stuff with people, and hope they are gonna love the new stuff as we love it. We will keep you updated with everything asap so stay in touch and share the video everywhere." More...

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DaKryA Posts New Music Video For "The Urban Tribe"

Greek avant garde/gothic metal band DaKryA posted a new music video for the track "The Urban Tribe." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Crime Scene" which was issued through Sensory Records in 2010.

Check out the video here:

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Early Graves Signs With No Sleep Records

San Francisco based metal act Early Graves signed on with No Sleep Records. The band will hit the studio in July to record the first album since the the death of vocalist Makh Daniels in a van accident in 2010. John Strachan (The Funeral Pyre), who was also in the accident, took over on vocals. Earlier this year the band began writing and recording demos for a new album with a target release date for sometime this fall.

"After enduring every shitstorm the proverbial 'universe' can throw at us for last few years, we are extremely excited to be releasing our new batch of burners on No Sleep Records," says guitarist Chris Brock. "No Sleep Records may not seem like a likely landing spot for a band like us, but Chris and No Sleep release music that they care about and want to work with, which is something we can definitely get behind. I won't bore with you with a 'our new album sounds like mixed with this mixed with that' or 'it's heavier, faster, more melodic' bullshit, but I will say that we are happy to be releasing it with a label that likes it as much as we do."

No Sleep president Chris Hansen also commented on the signing: “I am really excited to finally announce and welcome Early Graves to the family. These guys bring an amazing blend of Death Metal and Hardcore/Punk to the table, and i could not be happier to have them as our first Metal band. Look for their No Sleep debut LP out this Fall.”

Early Graves released two full length albums: "We: The Guillotine" (2008) and "Goner" (2010) through Metal Blade Records’ imprint, Iron Clad Recordings.

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Pump Posts In Studio Video On Recording Of 4th LP

German melodic metal band Pump, featuring Ex-Brainstorm vocalist Marcus Jürgens and Ex-Brainstorm/Symphorce guitarist Stefan Bertolla, posted a in studio video on the band's recording of its fourth LP "Waiting for the Rapture." The album is expected for release later in 2012 through Metal Heaven Records.

Check out the video here:

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The Melvins Books 51 Date Tour Of The U.S.

As "Freak Puke" gets set to drop today, the Melvins will attempt to become the Guinness World Record holders for the first band to tour the full United States and D.C. in 51 days with a tour kicking off Sept. 5 in Anchorage, Alaska and wrapping up Oct. 25 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

"We figured it was time for us to do something REALLY crazy," said Osborne. "51 shows in 50 states plus 1 on D.C. and all in 51 days? Jeez! I wonder if we can do it?"

The tour, which will feature the Melvins Lite line-up of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Trevor Dunn, also marks the first time in the band's near 30-year history that they will perform in Alaska, New Hampshire, Delaware and Hawaii. More...

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Korpiklaani Streaming New Track "Kunnia" ("Honor")

Finnish folk masters Korpiklaani are streaming the new track "Kunnia" in both Finnish and English ("Honor") (heard below). The tracks appear on the band's forthcoming eighth studio release entitled “Manala,” which is scheduled for release on August 3, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The limited edition digipak of "Manala" will be accompanied by the bonus disc, which including the entire LP in English. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Kunnia
2. Tuonelan Tuvilla
3. Rauta
4. Ruuminmultaa
5. Petoeläimen Kuola
6. Synkkä
7. Ievan Polkka
8. Husky Sledge
9. Dolorous
10. Uni
11. Metsälle
12. Sumussa Hämärän Aamun

Bonus CD:

1. Honor
2. At The Huts Of The Underworld
3. The Steel
4. Soil Of The Corpse
5. Predator's Saliva
6. Dark Side
7. Ieva's Polka
8. Husky-Sledge
9. Dolorous
10. Dream
11. Off To The Hunt

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Trepalium Streaming New Songs

French technical metal band Trepalium has posted a few more tracks from its upcoming album "H.N.P.," which is due out on June 8th. Previously they posted the track "S(l)ave the World," and now the band is streaming a cover of the Pantera tune "I'm Broken," the track "Insane Architect" and the song "Let the Clown Rise" over on YouTube. Below is an upload of the last track. "H.N.P." will be the fourth full-length for Trepalium, a band that has toured with Gojira back in 2009.

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Gypsyhawk Streams New Track "Hedgeking"

Pasadena, California based 70's influenced traditional metal band Gypsyhawk are streaming the new track "Hedgeking." The song appears on the band's new LP "Revelry & Resilience," which is due for release on August 24, 2012 (G/A/S), August 27, 2012 (EU) and August 28, 2012 (North America). The album is the follow up to the 2010 release "Patience and Perseverance" (see Metal Underground's review at this location).

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Morbid Saint Streaming "Crying For Death"

Sheboygan, Wisconsin thrashers Morbid Saint are streaming the classic thrash track "Crying for Death" from the band's 1988 release "Spectrum of Death." The debut LP will be re-released through Relapse Records on vinyl with two additional bonus tracks on June 19, 2012. Pre-orders are available at this location.

"Spectrum of Death" was previously re-released in 1989, twice in 1992, 2005, 2006 and 2008 in various formats and titles. Check out "Crying for Death" here:

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Periphery Streams New Track "Make Total Destroy"

Periphery is streaming the new song "Make Total Destroy." The track appears on the new album, "Periphery II," which is set for release on July 3, 2012 through Sumerian Records. Pre-orders are available at this location. A trailer was previously posted over here.

Periphery will also be headed out on the Summer Slaughter starting July 20, 2012. For more information, head over to this location.

The track listing for "Periphery II" is as follows:

1. Muramasa
2. Have a Blast - Guthrie Govan guest solo
3. Facepalm Mute
4. Ji
5. Scarlet
6. Luck as a Constant
7. Ragnarok
8. The Gods Must Be Crazy!
9. Make Total Destroy
10. Erised (Feat. John Petrucci Guest Solo)
11. Epoch
12. Froggin' Bullfish
13. Mile Zero (Feat. Wes Hauch Guest Solo)
14. Masamune

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Primate Streaming Title Track To Debut LP

Atlanta-based thundergrinders Primate, featuring Brutal Truth vocalist Kevin Sharp, is streaming the title track for the debut LP "Draw Back A Stump" (heard below). The album, originally released in March 2011 in a limited run of 1000, will now see worldwide release through Relapse Records on July 3, 2012.

The track listing for "Draw Back A Stump" is as follows:

1. Draw Back A Stump
2. Global Division
3. Hellbound
4. Silence of Violence (Bonus Track)
5. Drinking and Driving
6. March of the Curmudgeon (Bonus Track)
7. Wasted Youth
8. Pride
9. Get The Fuck Off My Lawn (Bonus Track)
10. Reform?

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Sebastian Bach Posts New Music Video

Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach posted a new music video for the track "I'm Alive." The song appears on his latest studio effort "Kicking & Screaming," which is available now through Frontiers Records.

Check out "I'm Alive" here:

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Tankard Posts Track-By-Track Video Series, Pt. 1

German thrash icons Tankard posted the first in a series of track-by-track videos featuring frontman Let Gerre giving the fans a first impression of the band's upcoming 30th Anniversary record "A Girl Called Cerveza," which is scheduled for release on July 27, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. In this first part, Gerre gives further information on the idea behind the songs "Running On Fumes," "A Girl Called Cerveza" and "Witch Hunt 2.0".

The track listing for "A Girl Called Cerveza" is as follows:

1. Running On Fumes
2. A Girl Called Serveza
3. Witchhunt 2.0
4. Masters Of Farces
5. The Metal Lady Boy (Feat. Doro Pesch)
6. Not One Day Dead (But One Day Mad)
7. Son Of A Fridge
8. Fandom At Random
9. Metal Magnolia
10. Rapid Fire (A Tyrant's Elegy)

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Dol Ammad Posts "Golden Phantasma" Music Video

Greek symphonic/electronic metal band Dol Ammad released a new music video for the song "Golden Phantasma," which appears on the band's latest album "Cosmic Gods: Episode I - Hyperspeed." Dol Ammad also recently released videos for "Noctis Labyrinthus", "Magus Invicta", "Stargate Pyramid" and "Hyperspeed."

The track listing for "Cosmic Gods: Episode I - Hyperspeed" is as follows:

1. Magus Invicta
2. Noctis Labyrinthus
3. Golden Phantasma
4. Titan Warriors
5. Xenocide
6. Stargate Pyramid
7. Hyperspeed
8. Supernova
9. Caravan Of Mars
10. Seeds Of Life

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Sarcofago Streaming "Decade Of Decay"

This week, Greyhaze Records is officially issuing the first North American release of "Decade Of Decay," one of the rarest albums within the legacy of Brazilian black/thrash overlords, Sarcofago.

In celebration of this classic release, for a limited time, the label is now streaming the album's massive 20 tracks, totaling over one hour and twelve minutes of crushing intensity, at this location.

The first release in a series of Sarcofago albums set for reissue via Greyhaze by way of Brazil's Cogumelo Records throughout 2012 and beyond, "Decade Of Decay" is available in a 6-panel/full color digipak CD, featuring a full-color fold-out poster with information on all of the songs. Initially released in 1995, official copies of "Decade Of Decay" were virtually impossible to find anywhere until this new Greyhaze-issued pressing.

This reissue of the compilation album includes bonus tracks officially available for the first time anywhere. The packaging features never-before-seen photos from Sarcofago throughout the band's various stages and the entire reissue process for this compilation album has been overseen by Sarcofago's Wagner "Antichrist" Lamounier himself.

Stay tuned for updates on the forthcoming limited-edition deluxe 2xLP version of "Decade Of Decay" to be announced in the weeks ahead, followed by details on more Sarcofago and other infamous Cogumelo Records releases to be issued stateside via Greyhaze.

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As Autumn Calls To Record New Album

Canada's As Autumn Calls has issued the following announcement about beginning the process of recording a new album:

"We will begin recording the new album as soon as next week. It's been a long time coming but it's finally going to happen.

"Unfortunately with that being said the release date has officially been pushed back to 2013. (Hopefully very early in the year).

"We are going to take the extra time to ensure that this is the best release we can possibly make. No compromises! We will keep everyone posted with the our progress."

You can also check out the band's previous "Emotionless" EP at this location.

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