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Metal News for June 9, 2013

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Sepultura Guitarist Gives New Album Update

Sepultura guitarist, Andreas Kisser has posted a new message online confirming that the group's forthcoming new studio album, their first with drummer Eloy Casagrande, is half way to completion. His message reads as follows:

"We are flowing with the recording now, things are going great and we are capturing an amazing performance from Eloy (Casagrande; drums). Ross is a master on motivating a musician in the studio, he can find the right words and the right manner to say things, the songs grow so much. Every time we prepare to record a song we, the band and Ross, spend about 30 to 40 minutes talking about the theme of the lyrics, why we wrote what we wrote? They are incredible conversations and doing this we know ourselves better we know and each other better, we build a stronger band, a real unity. When we are ready to record all the ideas are fresh in our heads, with full meaning and strength, a process that making not only a great album but is making this band stronger.

"We have six songs recorded, is going in a rate of two songs a day and Ross is also giving important suggestions on some arrangements and directions, he is so sensitive and very close to nature, philosophical but real, very real. More...

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The Dagger Rebellion Releases Music Video

Ohio's The Dagger Rebellion has released a music video for "The Silenced." Check out the Tyler Hill-directed clip below. The Dagger Rebellion consists of:

Paul Kahan - Lead Vocals
Nick Hawkins - Lead Guitar
Shawn Kahan - Guitar
Bryan Miner - Bass/Vocals
Adam Biats - Drums

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Obsidieth Streaming New Song

Australia's Obsidieth released new EP "Winter" on June 1st, 2013 and now the opening track from the release is available online. Give "First of the Nine" a listen in the player below, or hear more from the band over at the Obsidieth Facebook profile here.

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Red Sky Working On New Music Video

The Italian masked guitar player who uses the band name Red Sky will be releasing a new music video for "L'Ultimo Petalo" at the end of the month. In the mean time, you can check out the latest clip for "La Voce Dei Tuoi Occhi Che Mi Rende Pazzo" in the player below, or find more info on Red Sky at Facebook here.

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Confront The Carnage Streaming New EP

U.K. act Confront The Carnage has released the band's debut EP "Remnants of a Dying Breed," which is now available for streaming online. Check it out in the SoundCloud player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. La Luna Di Cacciatori
3. Everything Burns
4. 24 Carat Cunt More...

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Akribi Releases New Video Clip

Akribi has posted a music video online for "Wither and Die," which comes off the "Black Morning Sun" album. Check it out below, and the band also comments:

"Our second official music video, this one was shot on location at Sticky Fingers in our home town of Gothenburg. Very special thanks go out to the wonderful people who shared their footage with us, making this video possible!"

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Whiplash Streaming New Single

Whiplash is now streaming the new single "Sword Meet Skull, Skull Meet Sword," which comes off the band's upcoming EP release "Old School American Way, Volume 1."

Check out the track in the Bandcamp player available below. You can also read our previous look at Whiplash in the "Sunday Old School" column at this location. More...

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Re:inanimate Streaming New Single

Spain based metal act Re:inanimate has released a playthrough clip for the band's new single "Delighted Eyes." Watch the clip below, or you can hear the previously posted track "Alma" over at this location.

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Amberian Dawn Posts "Re-Evolution" Trailer

Amberian Dawn has posted a teaser trailer online for new album "Re-Evolution," which is due out June 17th, 2013. Check it out below.

"Re-Evolution" features re-recorded versions of classic Amberian Dawn songs with new singer Päivi "Capri" Virkkunen, who joined the band late last year.

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Xul Issues Tour Diary

Vernon, BC blackened death metal act Xul has posted about the band's most recent adventures from its current Canada tour via TheGauntlet.com. Check out the tour blog right here.

You can catch the band live on one of the remaining dates below, or stream the full "Malignance" release after the jump.

June 9, 2013 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks - w/ Striker, Icosian, The Vilification, On The Top
June 13, 2013 – Montreal, QC – Katakombes
June 14, 2013 – Oshawa, ON – The Diezel Room – w/ Pagan Ritual, Livid & The Blood Thirsty
June 21, 2013 – Winnipeg, MB – The Windsor Hotel – w/ Noire, Wilt
June 22, 2013 – Saskatoon, SK – The Fez
June 23, 2013 – Edmonton, AB – DV8 w/ Körperlose Stimme, Runeblade
June 24, 2013 – Prince George, BC – The Artspace
July 19-20, 2013 – Armstrong, BC – Armstrong Metal Fest More...

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Bolt Thrower Levels Chaos in Tejas

Death metal was one of the hot topics at this year’s Chaos in Tejas festival in Austin, Texas. Although punk rock permeates throughout the festival (The Damned headlined a show on the prior night), the ninth installment promised rare performances from two pioneering acts from England, Benediction and Bolt Thrower. Both bands are touring the States together. Unlike their gigs with Autopsy in California, Benediction and Bolt Thrower played on separate days.

I recall buying a computer desk from the sheet-metal warehouse that the promoters dubbed “E 11 5” and turned into a venue (at least for the festival). Even though the venue was not as cramped at Benediction’s show at Red 7, the sold out crowd’s body heat raised the temp to uncomfortable levels. When the temperature became unbearable, an outdoor vendor area on the grass presented a cool retreat. This area was a good place to talk to the fans including a group from Sweden and an ex-Z Rock disc jockey who informed us one of the members of Dokken was in attendance. More...

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Despite Streaming New Single

Despite has posted the new single "Unexceptional" online, which comes off the band's upcoming album "EPic". The "EPic" album is set for release in autumn of 2013 and the track listing is as follows:

1. As You Bleed
2. Awakening
3. Unexceptional
4. Give me Life
5. Sanctum Falls

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Sunday Old School: Megadeth

With their new album, "Super Collider" having hit the shelves this past week, today seemed like the best possible time to take a look at one of the biggest and most controversial names in the history of thrash metal, Megadeth. Everyone and their dog knows that the seeds of Megadeth were sewn in 1983 when Metallica sacked their aggressive guitarist, Dave Mustaine, right before they were scheduled to record their first album, "Kill 'em All." They sent Mustaine back to California from New York on a bus, where he sat and furiously plotted to form a new band which would be faster and nastier than Metallica. While he was on the bus, he found a pamphlet which contained the phrase, "The arsenal of megadeath can’t be rid no matter what the peace treaties come to." Liking the sound of the word, "megadeath," he chose it as one of the first song titles for his new group, which was formed a few weeks later under the name, Fallen Angels, though this was changed soon after to Megadeth at the suggestion of the band’s original singer, Lor Kane. Mustaine and bass player, David Ellefson auditioned a number of drummers, singers and guitarsts throughout the forging of Megadeth, most notably Slayer guitarist, Kerry King, who performed a handful of shows with the group before deciding to concentrate on his own band, much to the disappointment of Mustaine.

Eventually, Mustaine decided to handle the vocal duties himself and they hired fusion drummer, Gar Samuelson before landing a record deal with Combat Records, after which they finally found a second guitarist in Chris Poland, who knew Samuelson from their time together in the jazz fusion outfit, The New Yorkers. The group received eight thousand dollars advance from Combat to record their debut album and were forced to produce the record themselves after spending a large chunk of it on drugs and alcohol. The result, "Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good," was a success, selling well for an independent release, being hailed as a thrash metal classic and gaining the attention of major label, Capitol, who would sign the band after they were unhappy with the initial recording of their second album, which Capitol also bought the rights to. This sophomore effort, "Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?" was finally released in 1986 and would prove to be their breakthrough and is now considered to be amongst the top thrash albums ever, along with "Master of Puppets" by Metallica and "Reign in Blood," by Slayer, both of which were also released in 1986. The title track from the album was made into a music video, a first for Megadeth and was a popular choice on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball show. The success of the album allowed them to tour with other established acts such as King Diamond and Alice Cooper, the latter of which once summoned the group to his bus one night to warn them of their drug habits. More...

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