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Metal News for July 1, 2013

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Corrosion Of Conformity Announces New Live Shows

Following a recent performance at the Fifth Annual Scion Fest in Memphis, Corrosion Of Conformity has announced live assaults for August. In addition to the already planned participation at Gwar’s annual BBQ, the trio will perform a headlining show in Wilmington, Delaware before heading to South America for a string of dates.

The August shows mark a break from continued work in the recording studio on the band’s new album, expected for release in early 2014.

“We need a little escape from the studio,” comments vocalist/bassist Mike Dean. “We thought it would be good to see the light of the day a little bit. We are excited to play Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Argentina for the first time ever. Of course returning to Mexico City and playing Gwar’s BBQ will be highlights for our summer as well. The new material is sounding really good but it’s time to get the perspective provided only by playing in front of a live audience. And we are talking about some very live audiences in this case.”

Updates regarding progress of the band’s forthcoming album came during the band’s late April West Coast tour with Danzig. Dean said, “We have a lot of lyric writing to refine but a lot of solid musical arrangements are in place. We plan to begin basic tracking for half the songs as soon as we return to North Carolina.” More...

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Majesty Recruits New Bassist

Carsten Kettering, who has been playing bass for Majesty since the German Metal Attack tour, has just been officially announced as a permanent band member.

Majesty singer Tarek comments: "Carsten already integrated himself with the band in a perfect way. He is a terrific bass player and fits to Majesty ideally. Furthermore, he has a great personality."

Carsten also adds: "During the German Metal Attack tour in January 2013 I was asked by the band to help out on bass. The tour was a huge success within the band and for the fans and therefor it was obvious pretty soon that I become a permanent member of the band. I am looking forward to the upcoming shows and projects of the band and to help them to fulfill their musical ambitions."

The whole band wants to wish Alex Palma the best for his future, who could not play with Majesty anymore due to family commitments. Majesty is now looking forward to upcoming festivals and the Wolfsnaechte Tour. Find the dates here.

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Cryogen Reveals New Album Artwork

Cryogen has revealed the cover artwork for upcoming release "Continuum," which is due out this fall. Check it out below. The band also successfully ran a crowd-funding campaign on Kickstarter to raise money for the album last month. More...

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GrimWolf Releases "Little Red" Video

Werewolf metallers GrimWolf have released their latest music video for the song "Little Red," which is available below.

"We went sort of comic book-ish with this video, green screened the whole thing. We think it will be received well because the band does not appear in the video," jested the bald frontman Brent Wisdom. "This is a colorful video with plenty of support for cannabis enthusiasts. Though GrimWolf is not a stoner metal band in the traditional sense they do support all things marijuana."

GrimWolf is currently finishing up the writing process for a sophomore release due sometime in 2014 via the band's own label and production company 13 O'Clock Studios. More...

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Slaves Strike Back Posts New Single

Hungarian act Slaves Strike Back has released a new single titled "Life," which was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Balint Erdohegyi. Check out the track in the YouTube player below, or hear more from Slaves Strike Back over at Facebook.

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Arceye Posts "I Silently Wait" Lyric Clip

Following the premiere of "I Silently Wait" earlier this week on Team Rock Radio, U.K. death thrashers Arceye have now unleashed an official lyric video for the track. Check it out below.

The track is the first real taste of "At First Light," the second full-length from Arceye and follow-up to the debut "The Divide Between Chaos & Order." Commenting on the album the band said:

“This album we feel we have really trimmed the fat on our songwriting and made it the best it could be! If we didn’t think that it kicked ass it didn’t make the cut! We also stepped up the production value, recording the drums In Foel studios and working with Scott Atkins (Sylosis, Cradle Of Filth, Amon Amarth, Gamma Bomb) on the mix and master. The Meaning of ‘At First Light’ is a representation of where we felt we were as a band when we were writing the album. Since our last release we have gained two new members, both with a writing influence and we’ve developed more of a vision of the music we wanted to play.”

In recent weeks the band posted videos documenting the writing and recording process behind "At First Light," which can be found here. More...

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Roargh! Streaming New Single

Hudson Valley destroyers Roargh! have released their new single "Seraphim Of Pestilence & Disgust" via Bandcamp. Check it out below, and the band also comments:

"Here it is fans. Our new single. Downloadable at a price of name-your-own-price. That's right. If you want it for nothing, go ahead and take it. Just remember, your monetary support gets us closer to another full-blown EP of original material with production as good as this. We hope you enjoy the single, it's B-side, and a re-recording of 'High Impact Deth Machine'. You like? Share with your buddies. Spread RRRRRÖÖÖÖÖÄÄÄÄÄRRRRRGGGGGHHHHH!!!!! to the world!"

The track listing is:

1. Seraphim Of Pestilence & Disgust 04:21
2. Relentless Butthurt 01:39
3. High Impact Deth Machine (2013 Version) 02:53 More...

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Trollband Posts New Album Preview

Trollband will soon be releasing details on the band's upcoming, as-yet-untitled album. In the mean time, Trollband has now posted a new song online titled "Blood to the Heartwood."

Check out the new track in the player below. For more info on the group, head over to the Trollband Facebook profile here.

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Nine Inch Nails Releases New Music Video

Nine Inch Nails has a new video out now for the "Came Back Haunted" single, which was directed by David Lynch and can be viewed below.

The track comes off upcoming album "Hesitation Marks," available for pre-order at this location. "Hesitation Marks" is due out this coming September 3rd on Columbia Records.

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Razormaze Streams New Track

Boston act Razormaze has posted a new song online titled "Worshipping The Void," set to appear on the band's upcoming album "Annihilatia." You can hear the song below, and the new album is due out this coming July 16th through Slaney Records.

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More GWAR-B-Q Details Announced

Slave Pit Inc. today announced new details regarding this summer's entertainment apocalypse, the 4th annual GWAR-B-Q, to be held August 17th at Hadad's Water Park in Richmond, Va.

Attendees can now add not one but two new social events to be held the same weekend as the GWAR-B-Q: the "B4-B-Q" (to be held the night before at The Canal Club), and the "GWA-fter Party" (after the GWAR-B-Q, for those of you who are morons).

In addition, the directors of GWAR's coveted "Spew-O-Lympics," a centerpiece event of every GWAR-B-Q, released a statement regarding this year's event and the incredible prize package some lucky Spew-lympian will ultimately attain. A full feast of fun awaits the teeming masses as Richmond prepares for the most action-packed weekend in the glorious history of the GWAR-B-Q!

On Friday, Aug.16th, the festivities begin with the "B4-B-Q," a power-packed line-up of brutal bands to be held at Richmond's venerated Canal Club, which for the last two years has hosted the Cory Smoot Memorial Show. Admission is free to any GWAR-B-Q ticket holder, so be sure to bring a copy of your ticket, or a receipt, or the actual ticket (if you are an idiot). Check the "B4-B-Q" event info on the official GWAR Facebook page for more information.

Hosted by the personal Slaves of Oderus and Balsac, Dave Brockie and Mike Derks, doors open at 7 and the line-up consists of, in no particular order:

Apocalypse Dudes / RVA
U.S. Bastards / RVA
Savage Attack / RVA
Bloody Crackdown / RVA
Red Box Money Cult / Roanoke
Rong / Wilmington
Stuck Backwards / Norfolk More...

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The Unhallowed Signs With WormHoleDeath

Russian metal band The Unhallowed, featuring Damien TG of Stielas Storhett, has signed a deal with Wormholedeath/Dreamcell11/Aural Music Group.

Wormholedeath will release the band's second album titled "Chaingenesis" worldwide through Aural Music Group. The track listing is as follows:

1. Ropes
2. Squashboxborder
3. Crumpled
4. Martial Prophet
5. Pilleus
6. Top of the World
7. Crystal Bond
8. When the Sands Talk
9. Venus Calling
10. Spiral Sea

The band comments: "For all those who care. Our new full-length 'Chaingenesis' unfolding 10 parts of Da Sein is about to be released under the wings of WormHoleDeath, an Italian record label. As making deal with WormHoleDeath is a great evolutional step for all of us that’s rather significant event for The Unhallowed conclave. We really appreciate the decision of a well-known label to sign a deal with us and are glad to become a part of WHD family.”

WormHoleDeath manager and A&R Worm stated: “The Unhallowed is an assembly of ambitious and well-reasoned people that have much to say to a reflective world. Since Danien T.G. Was is involved in the band I was so curious to listen to the album because I am such a huge fan of his musical ideas and attitude. When I listened to 'Chaingenesis' with Damien’s contribution and Polina’s vocals I went crazy and I asked them to sign to Wormholedeath. This band is simply amazing! Check them out!” More...

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Cursed Kingdom Releasing New Album

Persian melodic death metal act Cursed Kingdom is releasing new album "The Wasteland" via Turkey Vulture Records/Bungalo Records/Universal Music Group Distribution.

You can check out a song off the album, titled "Black Rider," at this location. The full track listing is as follows:

1. To the Wasteland
2. Black Rider
3. Claw of Death
4. Chain of Foolishness
5. Hatred Hell Within
6. Touch the End
7. Reflection of an Exanimate Sound More...

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Deiphago Releasing Split With Ritual Combat

Iron Bonehead Productions has announced July 25th as the international release date for a split 12" MLP between Deiphago and Ritual Combat, entitled "Accept the Mark." The label comments:

"Deiphago and Ritual COmbat, two of the metal underground's most authentically violent bands, make a pact with Satan for an exclusive split 12" MLP fittingly titled Accept the Mark. Both hordes each deliver two, characteristically blowtorching tracks: Deiphago create a humid human furnace of chaotic churn, including a cover of Sarcofago's 'The Last Slaughter,' while Ritual Combat create a ritualistic thrust of decimating decibels. Nuclear-powered violence + force in the name of Satan, exclusively limited to 500 vinyl copies, and all topped off by provocative artwork by Alexander Brown of BNB Illustrations - will you Accept the Mark?"

1. DEIPHAGO - Beast of Annihilation
2. DEIPHAGO - The Last Slaughter (Sarcofago cover)
3. RITUAL COMBAT - Red in Blood and Death
4. RITUAL COMBAT - Black War 666 More...

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Testament And More Added To Aftershock Fest

An expanded band lineup has been announced for the second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival.

Additions to the Northern California summer rock festival - September 14 and 15 at Discovery Park near downtown Sacramento - include Sunday co-headliner Five Finger Death Punch, along with Testament, Filter, Miss May I, Thousand Foot Krutch, Love And Death, We As Human, Eye Empire, Gemini Syndrome, Girl On Fire, and Butcher Babies.

"We're excited to take the new albums out on the road so fans can hear some of the new music live,” says Five Finger Death Punch vocalist Ivan Moody. “And what better way to kick off our fall tour than with a massive festival like Aftershock?"

The updated daily band performance lineup for Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival is as follows:

Saturday, September 14
Korn, Megadeth, Shinedown, Papa Roach, Skillet, Buckcherry, Testament, In This Moment, Steel Panther, P.O.D., Pop Evil, Thousand Foot Krutch, Otherwise, Love And Death, We As Human, Heaven’s Basement, Girl On Fire, Nothing More

Sunday, September 15:
Avenged Sevenfold, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Halestorm, HIM, Falling In Reverse, All That Remains, Filter, Device, Miss May I, SOiL, Airbourne, Eye Empire, Gemini Syndrome, Butcher Babies, Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Winner TBA

Bands will perform one of the festival’s three stages: Monster Energy Main Stage East, Monster Energy Main Stage West and the Ernie Ball Stage. Details and ticket info can be found at this location.

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Autopsy Posts Full New Album Online

Noisey.com has launched an advance album stream of "The Headless Ritual," the impending sixth studio album from death metal act Autopsy. Stream the new record online right here or in the player below before it drops tomorrow on Peaceville Records.

After dissecting the release, fans can pre-order The Headless Ritual today via the album's mini-site at this location.

The album was recorded and mixed April 2013 at Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, Calif. with Adam Munoz, and features cover artwork by renowned artist Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin).

Said drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert: "Expect nothing less than the monstrous brutality that Autopsy has been known to offer. Laurels will not be rested upon, trends will not be followed and mercy will not be shown. Mark your calendars for June and pick out a coffin to lie down and die in. Darkness and death await..." More...

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Nederhaat Streaming "Het Wrok Der Volken"

Dutch act Nederhaat has released debut album "Het Wrok der Volken," which can be heard below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Simple-styled and straight to the point, the music of Mark Stam, the person behind the band, aims to capture a somewhat basic, though fiery feel in his first musical endeavour.

"What would make the debut album 'Het Wrok der Volken' different than others would be that the music is accompanied by vocals /without/ lyrics. Yes, only throaty combinations of vowels and consonants, sort of resembling a Draugr creature from Skyrim, will guide you through this album."

The track listing is:

1. Intro 00:55
2. Het Wrok der Volken 03:58
3. Neerlands Bloed, Vergoten 03:44
4. Eeuwige, Eeuwige Onrust (Instrumental) 03:03
5. Ten Slag 05:27
6. Een Argwanend Verwelkomen + Bedrog (Instrumental) 04:22
7. Outro 01:42 More...

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Demona Signs With Inferno Records

Inferno Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Demona:

"We're really proud to announce you the new band signed to Inferno Records: Demona! Demona started in 2007 as a one-woman project in Chile with Singer/guitarist Tanza. After a couple of demo, the 'band' started to get recognition in the underground circut and Israeli label Israhell Bangers released the 'Nightmare' release on Cassette, while German Iron Bonehead released it as a 7" vinyl EP.

"June 2011 saw Tanza moving to Québec, Canada where she recruited musicians to play live-show but also to give to Demona a complete line-up. After a line-up change, Demona is now composed of Tanza (Guitars/Vocals), Gabrihell (Guitars), Jeff (Bass), and Antoine (Drums).

"After intense rehearsals, the band recorded its full length album to be released on German labels Dying Victims Prods (CD) and Heavy Forces (Vinyl) in March 2012. Since then, the band has worked alot to improve & develop their own personal style of speed metal that should for sure please all die-hard maniacs into bands like Living Death, Vectom, Znowhite, and Sentinel Beast to name a few...

"Their new album 'Speaking With The Devil' including 8 songs (+ intro/outro) and will see the light of the day before the end of the year on CD/Digi-CD/Cassette & Vinyl! A die-hard version of the cassette will be released on German Destruktion Records too!" More...

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The Browning Posts "Ashamed" Video

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

"Our music video for 'Ashamed' is now on VEVO! Watch the music video now on the front page of Vevo.com in the USA or head straight to the video at this location.

"Our debut album, 'Burn this World,' is available now as a special tour edition, including a bonus disc featuring all tracks from our 'Standing on the Edge' and 'Time Will Tell' digital EPs, plus a 'Time Will Tell' hardstyle mix by Scott Brown." More...

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Chthonic Releasing Art Book

Six designers from the Taiwanese artist group, Yamyoukan, have completed a book entitled "Unsealing the Bú-Tik," which transforms classic scenes in stories recounted via Chthonic’s albums into striking illustrations.

The 32-page "Unsealing the Bú-Tik" recounts many exciting Chthonic tales including the headhunt from the album "Seediq Bale," the departure of the Takasago Army from "Takasago Army," the final battle at Sing Ling Temple also from "Takasago Army" as well as "Mirror of Retribution," and the travel through time and space in the underworld from Chthonic’s latest work, "Bú-Tik" (reviewed here).

Artists who took part in the project, all of whom have had all have had several exhibitions of their own works, include PAPARAYA, KCN, mos, Blaze Wu, Kuki, and Pump. In addition, the book features drawings by bassist Doris Yeh, vocalist Freddy Lim and drummer Dani Wang.

“It has always been our dream to turn the stories in our music into images. I feel so moved as I hold this illustrated book that has just been published in hand,” said Yeh. “I’m really grateful that Yamyoukan invited us to take part in the creation, so that I could pick up the pen again and reunite with my passion for drawing,” added Wang, a fan of comics since he was a child.

With the release of "Unsealing the Bú-Tik," Chthonic and Yamyoukan will hold exhibitions in Kaohsiung and Taipei. Fans can order the book online at this location. More...

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Valdur Embarking On Mini-Tour

Today, Alpine black/death occultists Valdur will embark upon a rare mini run of live dates alongside fellow black metal sorcerers Lightning Swords Of Death and Reign Of Lies. The short but pungent trek will spread its disease through Rochester, Laporte, Kansas City, Phoenix, and Oakland. Catch the show on these dates:

07/01/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
07/02/2013 Games Emporium - Laporte, IN
07/03/2013 Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
07/05/2013 Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
07/07/2013 Oakland Metro - Oakland, CA

The illusive trio will be touring in support of the recently unveiled "Blast Beast" EP. Initially released as a digital-only single, the band later decided to unleash the Beast in CD format with additional tracks through Bloody Mountain Records.

The mini-CD serves as a teaser for the as-yet-untitled upcoming new full-length. Said the band, "We are deep within the process of recording our next full length, and the Blast Beast CD is a stepping stone of sorts to lead us into the next era of Valdur…"

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Wilson Streaming "Full Blast Fuckery"

After weeks of giving fans and newcomers a taste of what was to come on "Full Blast Fuckery," Wilson is finally ready to deliver the fuckery in full force!

RockSound.TV has made Wilson the site's band of the week. In addition to this honor, Rock Sound is hosting a full stream of "Full Blast Fuckery." Check it out right here or in the player below. More...

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Monuments Recruits New Vocalist

U.K. tech metal band Monuments has officially announced the recruitment of a new singer, so please welcome Chris Barretto to the band.

After leaving Periphery, Barretto performed with The Haarp Machine and did saxophone on Tesseract's current album "Altered State." He already passed his fire test on a tiny stage during a secret show on June 27th as well as on a massive one during Ghostfest this past weekend.

Chris Barretto said this on joining Monuments: "Greetings everyone! It's an honour to be joining the Monuments team and Century Media family. I have a great love for the music that these guys create and I'm very much looking forward to being a part of that creative process. As I'm sure you all know, Monuments has had a rich history long before my being here and that is something that I don't want to step on and intend to honour to the best of my abilities. Now that I am here, I invite all of you to come on a musical journey into the future with us, the new generation of Monuments. Hope to see you all at the upcoming gigs!"

Catch Monuments at one of the following shows and meet Chris:

11.07.2013 (UK) Peterborough - Techfest
12.09.2013 (RU) Moscow - Moscow Hall
13.09.2013 (RU) St. Petersburg - Arktika

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All Pigs Must Die Streaming New Song

The public’s first undertaking of the auditory revulsion of All Pigs Must Die’s pending second LP, "Nothing Violates This Nature," happens today as Pitchfork drops the first single from the album. Check out the track "Silencer" at this location. The band's publicist also comments:

"A hateful unification of musicians hailing from Converge, The Hope Conspiracy, Bloodhorse and more, as All Pigs Must Die these assassins fuse some of the most straightforward metal/hardcore elements into anthems as instantly infectious as they are incendiary. Recorded at Godcity with Kurt Ballou (Converge) and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise), from the opening note Nothing Violates This Nature comes alive with the expected All Pigs Must Die hatesurge, yet carries the band’s brutal delivery into new realms of dissonant punishment with even more Swedish death metal instilled into their craft.

"The second track from the album, 'Silencer' aptly delivers two minutes of unholy aggression which showcases all of these traits; a mangled, nightstalking, streetwise cousin of Entombed on an mass-murder bender. The proof is in the lyrics: 'I am among you as hunger grows, the life you're given is mine to hold. See you suffer, watch you die, your tortured ghost has come to this.' To be clear, here is nothing remotely quiet about Silencer."

The "Nothing Violates This Nature" release hits North America on July 23rd via Southern Lord, as with APMD’s debut LP "God Is War." Pre-orders for the new album can be found at this location.

In advance, a three-song 7” single for “Silencer” will be released on the band’s own Nonbeliever Records, the EP also including another new track from NVTN, “Sacred Nothing,” as well as an exclusive b-side track, “Taming The Slaves.” More...

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Battlecross Releases New Music Video

Battlecross has unveiled a brand new video for "Never Coming Back," taken from the album "War of Will."

The Roy Warner directed clip can be streamed below. Kevin Talley - who performed with the band at Orion Music and More, and who is drumming for the band all summer on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival - also appears in the video.

Beginning on July 5th and lasting throughout the weekend, fans will be able to stream "War of Will." Stay tuned for further details.


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Exanimis Streaming New EP

Australia's Exanimis, which describes itself as a five-piece "djeathcore" band, has now released a new EP titled "The Extinction." Check it out below or over at Bandcamp. The track listing is:

1. Arise 03:06
2. Judgement 02:24
3. Nightmare 02:30
4. The Annihilator 04:03
5. The Extinction (featuring Damien Olson) 04:05 More...

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Daniel Bergstrand Walks You Through Dugout Studio

Today we're pleased to team up with Scion AV to give you an exclusive inside look at how the metal albums you love come together with a new studio tour clip.

Daniel Bergstrand, who has produced, mixed, and mastered a variety of extreme metal albums over the years, takes us on a tour of his studio: Dugout Productions in Sweden. He details several pieces of equipment and demonstrates the perfect acoustics of the drum room.

Dugout Productions was utilized as a recording site for albums such as "Koloss" by Meshuggah (reviewed here), "Sounds Of a Playground Fading" by In Flames (review available), "Abrahadabra" by Dimmu Borgir (review at this location), and many more. For further details, check out the studio's website here.

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Airbourne Posts New Lyric Video

Hard rockers Airbourne posted a new lyric video for the track "No One Fits Me (Better Than You)." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Black Dog Barking," which is out now on Roadrunner Records.

Check out the video here:

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Devin Townsend Project Guitarist To Miss Shows

The Devin Townsend Project will be performing live in Europe in support of latest album "Epicloud." The band's namesake has now posted the following message online about guitarist Dave Young missing these upcoming appearances:

"Hey guys, we're about to leave for Europe for a bunch of great festivals, but there has been a real unfortunate family emergency for our guitarist, Dave Young.

"Instead of cancelling the shows, we have decided to continue with just me on the guitar. After this unfortunate situation we will be back as usual. Looking forward to seeing you guys! Thanks for the support!"

For more info on the coming festival appearances, head over to the Devin Townsend Facebook profile.

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Ashes Of Ares Details Debut Album

Ashes Of Ares, featuring Ex-Iced Earth vocalist Matt Barlow and bassist Freddie Vidales, have unveiled the track list and album artwork for the upcoming self-titled debut, which is due out on September 6th via Nuclear Blast Records. The album drops the very day the band will perform at ProgPower USA. It will be available in the following formats: Limited digipak (with bonus track) and two different 2-LP vinyl versions.

The debut was recorded at Morrisound Recording in Tampa, Florida with legendary producer Jim Morris. The track listing is:

1. The Messenger
2. Move the Chains
3. On Warrior's Wings
4. Punishment
5. This is my Hell
6. Dead Man's Plight
7. Chalice of Man
8. The Answer
9. What I Am
10. The One-Eyed King
11. The Answer (acoustic version; bonus track) More...

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Olaf Thörsen Provides Update On Labyrinth

Guitarist/songwriter Olaf Thörsen posted an update on the status of both Labyrinth and Vision Divine. In a post on his official Facebook Page, he stated that Labyrinth material is almost completed and this month he will begin work on the new Vision Divine album.

The post reads:

"Sorry for the quite long silence, but as you will read here, I'm quite busy at the moment. Anyway, this is a news update, so let's go...

"Some news from the front:

"Labyrinth: the new promo, with 5 new songs, is almost ready. We're finishing the last parts (including a couple of solos from me) then it's ready to go.

"Vision Divine: Tomorrow it's July and as planned, I will start the songwriting for the new album. I already have 4-5 songs in my mind, so I'm pretty sure it won't take too long before we can start handling something consistent. DSTN has set the bar quite high, but I'm pretty sure we can do even better." More...

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Mercenary Announces European Tour

Danish melodic death metal act Mercenary has announced that the band will embark on a headline tour of Europe in support of the forthcoming new LP "Through Our Darkest Days" (out July 26th) beginning August 30th in Germany. Support will come from Finland's Omnium Gatherum and Denmark thrash act Essence.

Confirmed dates for the tour are as follows:

30.08.13 - Leipzig (DE) - Hellraiser
31.08.13 - Munchen (DE) - Backstage Club
01.09.13 - Pratteln (CH) - Z7
03.09.13 - Belgrade (SER) - Gun Club
04.09.13 - Bucharest (ROM) - Silver Church Club
05.09.13 - Budapest (HUN) - Showbarlang
06.09.13 - Wien (AUT) - Escape
07.09.13 - Brno (CZ) - Melodka
08.09.13 - Berlin (DE) - Magnet
10.09.13 - Hamburg (DE) - Marx
11.09.13 - Vooselaar (BE) - Biebob
12.09.13 - London (UK) - The Underworld
13.09.13 - Essen (DE) - Turock Open Air
14.09.13 - Stuttgart (DE) - Club Zentral
15.09.13 - Eindhoven (NL) - Dynamo More...

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Abysmal Dawn Posts Trailer For New Music Video

L.A.'s Abysmal Dawn posted a preview clip for the upcoming music video for "In Service of Time." The song appears on the band's latest album "'Leveling the Plane of Existence," which is available now via Relapse Records (see review over at this location).

Check out the preview clip here:

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Axecuter Streaming "No God, No Devil"

Brazilian speed metal act Axecuter is streaming the track "No God, No Devil (Worship Metal)" from the debut full length release "Metal Is Invincible." The album was released back in March via Inferno Records.

Axecutor features Daniel Azevedo a/k/a "Danmented" from the brutal death metal act Imperious Malevolence. Check out the track here:

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MirrorMaze Splits With Fabio D'Amore

Italian progressive act MirrorMaze has parted ways with vocalist Fabio D'Amore (Serenity/Pathosray/Fairyland). In an announcement on the band's Facebook Page, the band stated:

"One of the big news we were referring to some days ago regards the end of collaboration between the band and singer Fabio D'Amore. Since winter of 2009, Fabio helped us to complete our debut album 'Walkabout' with his voice, bass playing, professionalism and really supported our early shows after years of writing songs and rehearsing. But it's essential to understand that for the growth of the band, sadly, the long distance relationship, actual and future new and bigger commitments, leave the band with no choice other than finding a new person more in empathy with our current post-Walkabout line-up, finalizing the change we start bringing Juan Manuel Savoini and Fabio Nasuelli onboard almost two years ago.

"We want to underline that we thank him for his commitments in travelling for every single gig, just for the passion to sing our songs with us. Closed this chapter in the best and kindest way for both parts, we wish Fabio to succeed in his other bands and future projects and we hope to meet with him again somewhere around Europe in the future.

"This announcement has not to worry our most loyal followers, in fact MirrorMaze will return bigger than ever, beginning in September 6th at 2Days+1 festival in Veruno. All the infos of what MirrorMaze - Mark2 will look like are expected during next month...stay tuned for more!"

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