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Metal News for June 5, 2014

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Deceive Parts Ways With Two Members

California outfit Deceive has issued the following statement about parting ways with the band's bassist and guitarist:

"It is with a heavy heavy heart I must announce that Thomas and Nick Ramos have decided to leave Deceive. Nick and Tom have been vital parts of the band since they joined.

"They leave on good terms. Nick and Tom are INCREDIBLE musicians, any band would be lucky to have them. Nick is an amazing guitar player who writes some of the best riffs I've ever heard, and Tom is a master at the bass. Cheers to them.

"We will still be recording and Releasing 'Arrival of the Dark Masters' EP tomorrow at the Morgue Music studio.

"Cheers to Nick and Tom, and may all their future endeavors be met with great success! We'll still be playing ALL shows we're booked too." More...

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Beyond The Shore Posts "#Dreamkiller" Video

Beyond the Shore has put together a candid music video clip with footage shot during a recent tour with Arsonists Get All the Girls and Seeker.

The video is for the song "#Dreamkiller," taken from the band's "Ghostwatcher" album. Check it out below. The band will be on tour beginning tomorrow with War of Ages and The Ongoing Concept.

Beyond the Shore comments: "We're excited to announce that after our 10 week run through Feb-April, we won't be staying home long and will be right back at it for the month of June. Playing direct support for such a veteran band in War of Ages for a month will be an amazing experience for us and we can't wait to share it with all our fans and friends on the road!"

06/06 Kent, OH The Outpost
06/07 Cincinnati, OH The 86 Club
06/12 Jacksonville, FL Murray Hill *no The Ongoing Concept
06/13 Greensboro, NC Blind Tiger
06/14 Marietta, GA Swayze's
06/15 Fayetteville, NC Drunken Horse Pub
06/16 Linthicum Heights, MD LHUMC
06/17 Trenton, NJ The Backstage at Championship Bar
06/18 Lemoyne, PA The Champ
06/19 Amityville, NY Amityville Music Hall
06/20 Utica, NY Club Picolo
06/21 Rochester, NY The Flying Squirrel
06/23 Erie, PA Basements Transmissions
06/24 Toronto, ON Hard Luck
06/27 Grand Rapids, MI Kentwood Christian Church
06/28 Columbus, OH Double Happiness
06/29 Barrington, IL Penny Road Pub More...

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Bog Oak Signs To Svart Records

Svart Records has announced the signing of California's Bog Oak. The band's debut Svart release will be a limited 10"/mini-CD in the autumn, with a full-length album later in the winter of 2015. Svart Records comments:

"Bog Oak formed in October 2013 around the core of Phillip Gallagher and Matthew Woods Wilhoit, who both lived in the Sacramento area. They met when Gallagher answered an ad placed by Wilhoit looking for someone to jam with. The pair bonded over their mutual love of heavy metal, tube amplifiers, and occult philosophy, writing the songs 'A Shepard’s Teeth for a Winter’s Coat' and 'Dragger' during their first jam session with Gallagher on drums and Wilhoit on guitar.

"After recording these songs at Earth Tone Studios in Rocklin, California, with session bassist Robert Lander, the pair decided to shop their demo around and place an ad for a vocalist. Julie Seymour responded, and got the job after one audition: Gallagher and Wilhoit were impressed with her ability to switch back and forth between black metal screams and ethereal clean singing. More...

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Grave Digger Releasing Wine

German heavy metal band Grave Digger today presents its own "Return Of The Reaper" red wine. Ordering information is available at this location.

The wine is also available in an exclusive special edition with the upcoming album "Return Of The Reaper" (due out July 14th in the U.K. & July 15th USA/CAN via Napalm Records) delivered in a coffin with signed autograph card and guitar pick. Axel Ritt comments:

"For us it was important to provide the local aspect. It makes no sense to rent a winery anywhere in the world just to stick our label on it and otherwise have no relationship to the product. We decided on a winery region which is located very close to the band's location.

"Head of the winery, Michel Schott has not only a great affinity to metal, he also looks just like a metalhead and is singer of metal band. Therefore, the intersection between band and winery was much larger than it's normally the case." More...

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Rage Nucleaire Streaming New Song

The black metal extremists in Rage Nucleaire - featuring Lord Worm (ex-Cryptopsy) on vocals, Dark Rage on guitars, Alvater on bass/keyboards, and Fredrik Widigs (Demonical) on drums - are streaming the second track off forthcoming new album, "Black Storm of Violence."

The track, titled “A Sino-American Chainsaw War” is streaming below, thanks to Decibel Magazine. "Black Storm of Violence" will be released by Season of Mist on July 22nd, 2014 (July 18th worldwide). The track listing is as follows:

1. Annihilation Frenzy
2. A Sino-American Chainsaw War
3. The Deadfall Triptych
4. Goddess Of Filth
5. Ritual Murder (And Its Attendant Blessings) [streaming here]
6. Le Grand Mal De Vivre
7. Revel In Bones
8. Black Storm Of Violence More...

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Panopticon Streaming "Chase The Grain"

Panopticon has released a new track online for streaming taken off the upcoming "Roads To The North" album.

Stream "Chase The Grain" in the player below, courtesy of Stereogum.com. Pre-orders and full album details will be announced shortly. More...

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Mindcage Announces New "Our Own Devices" Edition

Mindcage will re-release the band's debut, Dystopian-themed concept album "Our Own Devices" as a Michael Wagener-mixed special edition this summer. Today, the band reveals the renewed track listing for the album:

1. Cadence March
2. For All Mankind (The Dark Design)
3. Our Own Devices
4. The Human Race
5. At Full Steam
6. Firefly
7. The One Constant
8. Arabella’s Arc
9. The Serenity Sequence (Renaissance Pt. I)
10. The Grand Restoration (Renaissance Pt. II)
11. The Navigator's Hymn
12. The Coming Storm More...

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Obituary To Release New Album

Obituary has issued the following update about releasing an upcoming album via Relapse Records:

"Obituary's Gibtown Music and Relapse Records join forces! You guys know that we were successfully able to record this album on our own thanks to the support from our fans and the Kickstarter campaign (KS Backers, you have your own update waiting for you so go check it out).

"Now, we are ready to move forward with the next phase. This is a very important task and one that we will need help with to get it printed and distributed once the recording is complete. We are very happy to announce that we have partnered up with Relapse Records to help us with this task. They will handle the marketing campaign and world wide distribution of the album. More...

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Lecherous Gaze Posts Advance Track From New Album

Oakland, California's Lecherous Gaze will release new album "Zeta Reticuli Blues" on June 17th via Tee Pee Records.

The album was recorded at Earhammer Studios (High on Fire, Hot Lunch), and in celebration of the impending release of "Zeta Reticuli Blues," today you can check out the song "New Distortion" below, courtesy of VH1.com.

Lecherous Gaze was formed in 2010 by former Annihilation Time members Graham Clise (guitar), Chris Grande (bass), and Noel Sullivan (drums). Inspired by "Chuck Berry, the Damned and most stuff that came in between," Lecherous Gaze plays -- in its own words -- "Psycho-delic shred-tastic ultra-hyphened rock-punk heavy jams." The full new album's track listing is:

1. End Rising
2. Dog
3. New Distortion
4. Animal Brain
5. Baby Please Don't Go (Big Joe Williams cover)
6. Uncle Dale
7. On the Skids
8. Boulevard Diamonds
9. Night's Edge
10. Zeta Reticuli Blues More...

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Disparager Announces New Live Shows

Brooklyn, NY's post rock/metal band Disparager is proud to announce it will be performing a string of dates in support of debut EP "Timeless, Ageless" released this past March and produced by Jay Maas (Defeater, Bane, H2O, American Nightmare, Polar Bear Club). Details are as follows:

June 14 @ Desmond's Tavern - New York, NY
June 26 @ Buzzbin Art & Music Shop - Canton, OH
June 29 @ Mojo13 - Wilmington, DE

Formed just last year, Disparager has always had the crazy notion that music is art and that art is never a means to an end but an end in itself. As an extension of frontman Chris AhKao regaining his life from personal demons, this debut EP is a testament to that. Listen to the release below. More...

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Through My Eyes Releases Debut Album

Chicago's symphonic deathcore outfit Through My Eyes is now streaming new album "Victoria," which can be heard below or downloaded on a name-your-price basis via Bandcamp. Through My Eyes comments:

"This album is a concept album about some of the worst atrocities caused by a hateful devotion to religion. Each song represents a horrifying period of time when human life was disposed of indiscriminately, the worst genocides and exterminations in the history of the world."

The track listing is as follows:

1. He Whose Slaves We Are 04:20
2. Edict Of Diocletian 03:37
3. Inquisitor 04:30
4. The Malfaisant 03:47
5. A Votuus 04:05
6. Gallows Hill 05:23
7. The Scourge 04:45
8. Victoria 11:11 More...

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Ancient Altar To Release Self-Titled Album

Midnite Collective has announced the release of Ancient Altar's debut album, "Ancient Altar," which will be ready to infect the masses July 15th in both digital and cassette formats. The label comments:

"Hailing from Los Angeles, the land of the unrelenting sun, Ancient Altar bring an arcane philosophy and a stripped down approach to their bristling and brutal brand of heavy rock. Formed in late 2013, the band features bassist Scott Carlson and guitar player Barry Kavener splitting vocal duties, along with guitar player Jesse Boldt and drummer Tom Oz, who together have birthed a slow burning doom/sludge combo.

"Fresh off a Spring mini-tour of Central/Northern California with plans for a full West Coast tour in August, Ancient Altar are currently preparing their scorching four-track debut release, recorded and engineered by Etay Levy (Lana Dagales, Gallows of Sedition, ...Of the Dead), with additional recording and mixing by Gary Griffth (Morgion), and mastering by James Plotkin (O.L.D., Khanate, Jodis)."

Pre-orders for "Ancient Altar" cassettes are live at Midnite Collective's webstore here. More...

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Atheist To Record New Album

The Florida based technical metal pioneers in Atheist confirm today they will be recording their fifth studio album during 2014 for a release slated next year.

This album will mark the return of Tony Choy and his debut recording alongside founding members Kelly Shaefer and Steve Flynn.

Kelly Shaefer comments: “We are happy to report that the 5th Atheist LP is in the works, and the band could not be more excited about the possibilities... Tony Choy will join us this go around, and having the endless rhythmic possibilities will be amazing.”

Rounding out Atheist will be Chris Martin and Jason Holloway, both having joined the band on the past tours and have also not been featured on an Atheist recording yet. Jason Suecof has been tapped to record and mix the new album. Shaefer comments:

“We will be working with Jason Suecof on this record, he has such a vast wealth of knowledge of our history as well as our sound, and we were lucky to be able to have him mix ‘Jupiter’, but this time he will be involved in the recording as well as the mix so that will be beastly!!“

Atheist has also signed a worldwide management deal with New York based Extreme Management Group, Inc. The band states: More...

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Household Signs To Blood And Ink Records

Blood And Ink Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Household:

"Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Household has unleashed a raw yet mature blend of modern, melodic hardcore. Just barely out of high school, these five have already learned what it means to work hard and make a name for themselves in the Minneapolis scene.

"With no concern for the status quo, their take on punk/hardcore is passionate, intense and simply refreshing. Comparisons to the likes of Killing the Dream, Shai Hulud and Sinking Ships seem fitting yet Household provide enough of their own take on the sound to create their own brand of melodic hardcore. Keep an eye out for these guys in the coming year!

Noise Noise Magazine also today hosts the music video for Household's "Reservoir." This is the first song off the band's debut EP due out later this year on Blood & Ink Records. Check it out below, and see the band live on these dates:

06/07/2014 Farmington, MN @ House Show
06/18/2014 Minneapolis, MN @ The Household
06/20/2014 Champlin, MN @ House Show
06/21/2014 Alexandria, MN @ the YFC
07/02/2014 New London, IA @ The Filling Station
07/04/2014 Urbana, IL @ Audiofeed
07/08/2014 Galesburg, IL @ The Beanhive
07/10/2014 Rockford, IL @ Frontline
07/13/2014 Grand Rapids, MN @ Pierced Fest
07/15/2014 Moundsview, MN @ The North Star Room
07/16/2014 Willmar, MN @ Sonburnt Fest
07/18/2014 Wilmar, MN @ Sonshine Fest More...

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Children Of Technology Releases New Track

The Italian outfit Children Of Technology today premieres the new track "Under the Ripping Storm," which can be heard in the player below thanks to Noisey - Music By Vice.

The track hails from Children Of Technology's second album, "Future Decay," set for international release on August 19th via Hells Headbangers. The album's full track listing consists of:

1. Future Decay
2. Remembrance Day
3. Blackout
4. Hold Up Your Fuel
5. Eaten Dust Overload
6. Under the Ripping Storm
7. Last Sunshine Gleaming
8. Fear the Mohawk Reaper More...

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The Swan King Streaming "Last So Long" Album

The Chicago post-hardcore merchants in The Swan King - which features members of Pelican and Planes Mistaken For Stars - dropped second album "Last So Long" earlier this week via War Crime Recordings.

Tracked by War Crimes co-owner Sanford Parker at Steve Albini's Electrical Audio, "Last So Long" is an eight track torrent of gruff, melodic, riff-laden enormity. Listen to the full album below, courtesy of AVClub.com.

The band is currently road bound with fellow Chicagoan outfit, Jar'd Loose. Remaining dates are as follows:

6/05/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
6/06/2014 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
6/07/2014 Howlers - Pittsburgh, PA
6/08/2014 Burlington - Chicago, IL w/ Harpoon More...

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Red Eleven Posts "Tomorrow's Path" Clip

Finnish act Red Eleven - recently signed to Lifeforce Records - has revealed a lyric video for brand new single "Tomorrow's Path" which will be released on June 20th and can be now pre-ordered on iTunes.

Check out the new lyric clip below, and you can also catch Red Eleven live on these dates in Finland:

June 6th Bar Loose, Helsinki
June 7th Jalostamo, Hyvinkää
July 5th Suolirock, Suolahti

Former/present bands of Red Eleven's members include names like Machine Men, Swallow the Sun, Code For Silence, Sons Of Aeon, Dark Days Ahead, Plutonium Orange, Manufacturer’s Pride, Dead Cult Diaries, Turta and so on, so there’s plenty of touring and studio experience among the group. More...

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The Amity Affliction Posts Entire New Album

The Amity Affliction is set to release fourth studio album, "Let The Ocean Take Me," this coming Tuesday, June 10th via Roadrunner Records.

Today Alternative Press is giving you the chance to stream the album online ahead of its release! Check it out below, and you can also pre-order the album now. More...

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Exorcism Announces New Tour Dates

Heavy doom metal band Exorcism - featuring guitarist Joe Stump (Raven Lord, HolyHell) - has announced European tour dates for September with Tim Ripper Owens and Sandstone.

These dates will be in support of the band's new album "I Am God" (reviewed here). See Exorcism live:

6/15 – Es Gremi – Majorca, Spain w/ Wild Side Man, Hyde XXI
6/20 – Dokk’em Open Air – Dokkum, The Netherlands w/ Annihilator, The Dillinger Escape Plan
6/22 – Sodom – Tongeren, Belgium w/ Vicious Rumors, Lord Volture, Seed Of Rock More...

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War Of Ages Streaming "From Ashes"

“Supreme Chaos” is the sixth studio album from War of Ages, recorded with Josh Barber at Covenant Studios (Norma Jean, EISM) and mixed by Will Putney (Impending Doom, For Today).

Today War of Ages is giving a peek into “Supreme Chaos” with the release of “From Ashes,” the lead single from the new album. Check out the lyric video for “From Ashes” below.

“Supreme Chaos” will be released on July 22nd, 2014. Pre-orders are now available and all bundles include an 18 x 24 poster, weatherproof vinyl stickers, and a digital download of the album. More...

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Wolves At The Gate Streaming Entire Album

Solid State Records has made the entire new Wolves At The Gate album available online for pre-listening. You can stream all the tracks at the Solid State YouTube channel here, or listen to the single track "Wake Up" below.

The band's upcomign album "VxV" will see official official release via Solid State Records on June 10th. The track listing is:

1. VxV
2. Wake Up
3. Dust To Dust
4. Return
5. Relief
6. The Bird And The Snake
7. Rest
8. East To West
9. Wild Heart
10. The Convicted
11. Majesty In Misery
12. The Father's Bargain More...

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Today Is The Day Signs With Southern Lord

Southern Lord Recordings is beyond stoked to broadcast that Today Is The Day has joined with the label's roster for the release of a tenth studio album later this year. The label comments:

"Early this year, Today Is The Day's newest lineup was announced, as the foundation of the then unnamed album was taking shape. Guitarist/vocalist Steve Austin welcomed Sean Conkling (Regression, Burn Your Halo, Sprawl) on bass as well as returning member Jeff Lohrber (Enabler, ex-Harlots), Lohrber having previously handled touring drum duties for TITD many times in the past.

"Conkling and Lohrber tracked most of their sessions in December and January at the founding frontman's own Recording and Mastering Studio in Maine. Since, Austin has been painstakingly layering guitars, vocals and more, and as the final sessions for Today Is The Day's tenth studio full-length will be taking place in June, the band happily unveils the name of the impending LP, as Animal Mother."

"Sometimes things just dial-in and align perfectly," Steve Austin stated on signing with Southern Lord. "Myself and Today Is The Day are extremely excited about working with Southern Lord Records and Greg Anderson. To me they have the right idea about the kind of music they release; heavy, real, experimental, integrity-driven music is what the label represents to me. Today Is The Day's Animal Mother LP on Southern Lord in 2014... I don't think I could ask for anything more!"

Added Southern Lord owner Greg Anderson on the union, "Southern Lord is deeply honored to be working with Today Is The Day Steve Austin has been a long time force in the underground and we're stoked to now be a small part of the TITD legacy." More...

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Kadavar Posts "Goddess Of Dawn" Clip

After previously presenting the lyric video for "Eye Of The Storm," German rock trio Kadavar now unleashes "Goddess Of Dawn," the first live track off upcoming record "Live In Antwerp," as well as the "Abra Kadavar Special Edition."

Both releases will be out on June 6th (Europe) and June 9th (UK & France) 2014 via Nuclear Blast. The video displays several pictures taken at Weststadthalle, Essen on November 11th, 2013 and a show at Freak Valley Festival on May 31st, 2014. More...

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Killer Be Killed Posts New Music Video

Killer Be Killed - featuring Max Cavalera, Greg Puciato, and Dave Elitch - has released an official music video for "Wings Of Feather And Wax."

The video was shot by director Thomas Mignone of Doom Inc. and can be viewed below, courtesy of Kerrang.com.

The band recently released a self-titled debut album (reviewed here). You can stream the full release over at this location. More...

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Biohazard Re-Signs With Nuclear Blast

Brooklyn-based hardcore outfit Biohazard just announced the band's re-signing with Nuclear Blast, this time for a worldwide deal.

“We're so psyched to still be involved with the awesome crew at Nuclear Blast and we're looking forward to releasing our new music!” states vocalist and guitarist Billy Graziadei.

Following a run of European festival appearances & tour dates this July and August, Biohazard will enter the studio to record the follow-up album to 2012’s "Reborn In Defiance." An early 2015 release is expected. More...

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Inner Sanctum Posts Studio Footage

India's unsung heroes of heavy metal in Inner Sanctum have been busy working on a new and long-overdue album.

The band has now posted several short studio clips online, which can be seen at Facebook here. Inner Sanctum also comments:

"We've been busy, shite's starting to fall into place. We've actually just finished the lead vocals... off to gang vox and other stuff tomorrow.

"I've been wanting to upload this wee clip of the drum recordings for a while, but since the internet has not exactly been our friend in the studio it took a few days longer than expected... Anyways, here's a clip of Abhinav Yogesh playing drums, filmed through the control room window."

You can also read our review of the band's previous "Provenance" EP over at this location.

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The Lurking Corpses Releases Music Video

The Lurking Corpses has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new music video:

"So, we did a video for a new song called 'The Leech and the Worm' from our upcoming album 'Working For The Devil.'

"We filmed it back in April, did a live premiere in May, but the video had not yet been made publicly available until the other day. Director James Turner put it up for everyone to see now. So, go check it out!"

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Underwell Details New Album "The Chant Of Husks"

Italian post hardcore act Underwell have unveiled their details on the upcoming new album "The Chant Of Husks." The album is targeted for an autumn 2014 release via Wormholedeath and will be available as a special edition digipack and digital download.

The band commented: "The new album is the logical evolution of Plan your Rebirth. As we grew up , our sound and the subjects we treat with our music, followed the same process. The concept of the rebirth was recovered and analyzed through a more personal point of view. The sound is a mix of flashbacks from the 70s, really sick dissonances and greater care in the arrangements."

The track list for the album is:

1. Easy Escape (see music video)
2. Deformation of the Social Scale
3. Long Lost Photograph
4. Dark Soul
5. Path Of Fire
6. Charging Darkness
7. The Arsonist
8. Chant Of The Husks
9. Chipotle
10. Shotgun Diplomacy More...

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Falconer Streaming Full New Album

Swedish folk metal outfit Falconer today streams new album “Black Moon Rising” in it's entirety ahead of its official release tomorrow via Metal Blade Records (June 10th in North America). Listen in below.

“Black Moon Rising” - as usually recorded with Andy LaRocque – is a a more guitar oriented, riff filled version of the band. You can pre-order your own copy at at this location. Falconer main composer Stefan Weinerhall comments on the album:

"After a 8 month complete break from music on the verge of quitting it, I finally returned with a feeling of hunger, power and commitment to the song writing. The goal we all had was to wake up, stir things up a bit and perform at our very best. And so we all did!!" More...

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Emperor Releasing Complete-Works Box Set

Blood Music has issued the following announcement about releasing a box set featuring the discography of Emperor:

"Blood Music is extremely, incredibly proud to announce the greatest extreme metal band of all-time to its roster - Emperor!

"We've been working behind-the-scenes for more than a year - carefully compiling every detail of Emperor's oeuvre from the minute they began in 1991 until their final breath in 2007. We are working directly in conjunction with the members themselves to compile the most incredible, beautiful, and archival collection one could ever imagine into a massive COMPLETE WORKS box set, due to be released in approximately one year.

"This will be the first time the band's music will be properly remastered for vinyl, as well as presented in true vinyl special editions of any kind. An insane honor for us to take part in.

"Start saving your money this minute. The box set will be a one-time only, limited edition pressing. There will be no copies of our records outside the box set this time. This will be a unique offering that will make a massive mark upon the history of metal and quickly vanish into thin air.

"Oh, and it will be the largest metal vinyl box set of all-time (beating out our Moonsorrow set) and one of the largest vinyl box sets ever created in the history of music. So really ... if you want in on this. Start saving now. Early-to-mid 2015."

The Emperor lineup has also reunited this year for a series of live shows celebrating the 20th anniversary of "In The Nightside Eclipse." More...

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Evergrey Announces New Album, Track List

Sweden's Evergrey announced that the band's ninth full length studio release, and follow up to the 2011 release "Glorious Collision" (see review here), will be entitled "Hymns for the Broken." The album was produced by Jacob Hansen and is set for release on September 26th via AFM Records.

More information will follow, but the band did reveal the track listing (note: limited edition will contain bonus tracks) and post a short preview clip:

1. The Awakening
2. King Of Errors
3. A New Dawn
4. Wake A Change
5. Archaic Rage
6. Barricades
7. Black Undertow
8. The Fire
9. Hymns For The Broken
10. Missing You
11. A Grand Collapse
12. The Aftermath

Check out the clip here: More...

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Khuda Premieres Full New Album

This month marks the return of the Khuda duo, and with it the arrival of the group's biggest and most fully realized album "Molasses Constricts The Clinostat."

If you're down for some dynamic instrumental post-metal, then we're proud to bring you a full stream of the entire album today. Check it out below, and let us know if you dig it in the comments section.

Be sure to also pre-order the album before it's June 9th release date right here, or find more info on Khuda at the band's Facebook profile here.

The Leeds/Jyväskylä based twosome has been carving out an unholy body of work since forming in 2007, drawing on the brooding, angular influence of bands like Hella and Russian Circles and setting sounds against an imposing progressive metal backdrop. "Molasses Constricts The Clinostat" is a body of music populated with bold compositions driven by the ambition and percussive/rhythmic attack of guitarist Tom Brooke and drummer Steve Myles.

Despite the 1500 kilometre divide the separates them as individuals, together they have performed over four hundred gigs in more than thirty countries, sharing stages with the likes of Russian Circles, Mono, And So I Watch You From Afar, Torche, Caspian and Red Sparowes.

"Molasses Constricts The Clinostat" is Khuda’s third full-length album, following 2010’s "Palingenesia" and 2011’s "Iecava," which were also released on Prügelprinz Records and Field Records. More...

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Sunless Sky Signs With Pure Steel Records

Cleveland melodic power metal act Sunless Sky signed on with Pure Steel Records. The band will release the debut album "Firebreather" on August 8th. More details on the album are expected soon.

Formed in 2012, Sunless Sky offers members with a combined 20 yrs of experience from bands like Attaxe, Ritual, Dark Arena, Erector Jector, Treachery, Ludaci and Blood Circle. The current lineup is:

Juan Ricardo (Dark Arena/ex-Attaxe) - vocals
Harry Hillock (Erecto Jector) - rhythm/lead guitars
Dave Kirk (Vile Indignation) - lead/rhythm guitars
Jocko Jermann (Blessed Sickness) - bass
Rob Brandt (ex-Swallowed by Apathy) - drums More...

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Ruthless Signs With Pure Steel Records

U.S. metal act Ruthless has signed on with Pure Steel Records. The band is currently in the studio with Bill Metoyer recording the sophomore full length album and first release in 28 years.

In 1984, the band issued the debut EP "Metal Without Mercy" via Iron Works Records. In 1986, the band released the critically acclaimed debut "Discipline Of Steel" through Axe Killer Records.

More information on the new album is expected soon. The current lineup is:

Sammy DeJohn (ex-Scarred) - vocals
Kenny McGee - guitars
Dave Watson - guitars
Marc McGee - bass
Jason VanSlyke - drums More...

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Ronny Munroe Premieres New Music Video "United"

Metal Church vocalist Ronny Munroe premiered a music video for the new track "United" over at Metal Rules at this location (also streaming in the player below). The song appears on his new solo release "Electric Wake," which is set for a June 24th release date via Rat Pak Records.

The track listing for "Electric Wake" is as follows:

1. Burning Time
2. Ghosts (Feat. George Lynch) (streaming here)
3. Electric Wake
4. Turn To Stone
5. My Shadow
6. Not You Not Me
7. Pray
8. Ritual Damage
9. Sleepless Mountain
10. The Others (Feat. Pamela Moore and Dave Rude) (see music video here)
11. United
12. Tainted Nation (Bonus Track)
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Anathema Posts New Album Online For Streaming

British death/doom veterans turned progressive rock artists Anathema have posted their new album, "Distant Satellites" online to be heard in full.

You can listen to the entire new album now by heading to The Independent. This is the group's first studio album since 2012's, "Weather Systems" and follows on where the previous album left off, bringing an atmospheric sound to the table once more.

The album is out now in Japan and will be released in the United Kingdom and many other territories on June 9th, with a North American release on June 10th to follow.

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