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Metal News for July 12, 2012

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37 news articles posted on this day.

Rob Zombie To Tour With Marilyn Manson

Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie are hitting the road together this fall, co-headlining the “Twins of Evil” tour.

Kicking off September 28th when both Zombie and Manson co-headline the first day of the Desert Uprising Festival in Phoenix, Arizona, expect defiant rock’n'roll showmanship in the form of these unholy rollers with the first U.S. date wrapping in Dallas on Halloween, October 31st. For tickets on sale and purchasing info, log onto Marilynmanson.com or Robzombie.com.

“Finally! Why did the most obvious tour take so long to happen? Who knows? Who cares? It’s happening now,” stated Zombie. “If good taste is the chief enemy of great art, then we should be able to fill the Louvre with this fucking tour. Be prepared for something wicked this way a-coming.”

“I have sympathy for the Whore of Babylon that gave birth to these twins of evil, and this abomination of a tour,” says Marilyn Manson. “There is no babysitter, and there is no repairing her womb. If Rob Zombie doesn’t fuck you up, than I surely will. Hide all drugs and firearms… I’m coming to town."

J Devil, the DJ alter ego of KoRn’s frontman Jonathan Davis, will support the Manson/Zombie dates with his chaotic electro-metal. “I like to think of JDevil as the ‘anti-christ’ of EDM,” he said. “To play alongside Zombie and Manson is going to be a fucking sinister night all around, and an unbelievable theatrical experience. I can’t wait.”

With more to be announced, dates for the “Twins of Evil” tour are as follows: More...

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Gaza Streaming New Song

Fresh off a U.S. tour with Corrosion of Conformity, Torche and Black Cobra, Gaza has unleashed another new track from forthcoming third album, "No Absolutes in Human Suffering." The song, "The Truth Weighs Nothing," is available for streaming via Decibel Magazine, right here.

"No Absolutes in Human Suffering" sees a summer release on Black Market Activities. The album was produced by Converge's Kurt Ballou and mastered by Alan Douches. The lead track, "Mostly Hair and Bones Now," was premiered via BrooklynVegan in May.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1) Mostly Hair and Bones Now
2) This We Celebrate
3) The Truth Weighs Nothing
4) Not With All the Hope in the World
5) The Vipers
6) No Absolutes in Human Suffering
7) The Crown
8) When They Beg
9) Winter in Her Blood
10) Skull Trophy
11) Routine and Then Death

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After The Spire Breaking Up

Chicago's After the Spire has issued the following announcement about calling it quits:

"After the Spire is no longer. Due to a person ready to move on and step away from music we are regretfully calling it quits. There is no hate amongst us, and we will continue to remain friends and support each other.

"We made one hell of a fucking run in just one year of being together. We recorded two awesome albums, met and shared the stage with tons of musicians. We toured with Sumerian and Metal Blade artists, we were featured on countless websites/blogs/magazines you name it. For this we have to thank you guys, our dedicated fans. We wouldn't even have made it this far without you guys.

"Due to the sudden change of things, the band as a whole and individuals will more than likely move on from music and start focusing on a life and career for ourselves and families. It truly breaks my heart typing this right now, and I feel even worse for our fans awaiting our next tour, or album or whatever. This band was my life, it was our lives and we've all sacrificed a great deal to make this get to were it is today. I've posted all our songs up for listening and download.

"Our next and last show will be July 28th at the Badabrew in Crest Hill, IL. Come out for one last time, hang out and say goodbye. To our non local fans we truely love you, and everything you've done for us. Metal bleeds through our veins, it will continue to be part of my life, as well as the other musicians. I will not put down my guitar as well as anybody else give up their respected instruments. Thank you guys again, we had a fucking awesome time! These will be the last shows that we play:

July 21st Jj Kellys Lansing, Ill 21+
July 28th Bada Brew Crest Hill, Ill 21+

"Come have a good time with us for the last time."

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Delain Streaming New Album

Following its release in Europe via Roadrunner Records, and in the Netherlands via CNR Entertainment, "We Are The Others" -- the third album from Dutch symphonic metal troupe Delain -- is out now in North America via Sensory Records.

"We Are The Others" is now streaming in its entirety via Blistering.com. You can play the songs here or in the player available below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"As always fronted by the soaring, vibrant vocals of Charlotte Wessels and drenched in the glorious keyboard passages of band founder ex-Within Temptation keyboardist, Martijn Westerholt, We Are The Others boasts twelve of the most epic Delain hymns to date, with the North American version containing four additional exclusive live bonus tracks.

"We Are The Others is an album littered with concepts in every aspect, from lyrically bridging fantasy with reality and actual events in history, to the steampunk-influenced cover art created by noted pop surrealist Glenn Arthur. DELAIN enlisted a massive production team for the recording, including Jacob Hellner (Rammstein, Apocalyptica), Fredrik Thomander and Anders Wikstrom (Scorpions, Backyard Babies), bringing every element of the album to life. The band met Fear Factory vocalist Burton C. Bell at Wacken Open Air, which resulted in a guest appearance on the album." More...

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Serpentine Path Reveals New Album Artwork

New York's Serpentine Path inked a deal with Relapse Records earlier this year, and the band has now revealed the cover artwork for a new self-titled album. Check out the artwork below, and pre-orders are now available online at this location. The album is set to drop on September 11th, 2012 with further details coming as they are made available. More...

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Dark Century Streaming New Single

Montreal's Dark Century, which will be performing at this year's Heavy MTL after winning the fest's battle of the bands, is now exclusively streaming new single "Kill The Crowd" on SMNnews.com. Check out the track at this location.

Gearing up to release a second album later this year, Dark Century will be giving audiences a preview of the new sound while delivering while traveling the Great North from East to West, kicking off in Ottawa on July 20th at The Brass Monkey.

July 20, 2012 - The Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON w/ Deamon, Placentophagia, Accursed Spawn
July 25, 2012 - Lepps - Saskatoon, SK
July 27, 2012 - Scott Block Theatre - Red Deer, AB (moved from Calgary, AB)
July 29, 2012 - Iron Road Studios - Vancouver, BC
July 30, 2012 - The DV8 Tavern - Edmonton, AB
Aug 1, 2012 - The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB
August 2, 2012 - Black Pirates Pub, Thunder Bay, ON
August 11, 2012 - Heavy MTL Fest - Montreal, QC

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Hardbanger Posts In-Studio Video

Hardbanger is currently in the studio for a summer recording session, and the band has now posted a short in-studio clip online. Check out the footage below showcasing guitar and vocal work for the band's upcoming new single. You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "Civilization" at this location.

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Beastwars Streaming "Red God" Online

Beastwars has teamed with Gun Shy Assassin to premiere the track "Red God." You can stream the song at this location.

Beastwars will release the band's debut full-length, which will be available for the first time outside of New Zealand, in North America on September 11th. The rest of the world will have the record on September 10th.

You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for the "Empire" track over here. More...

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Textures Posts Tuska Open Air Footage

Dutch technical metallers Textures have released a quick video update recapping their experience at the Tuska Open Air Metal Festival in Helsinki, Finland earlier this month where the band appeared alongside Megadeth, Behemoth, Exodus, Animals as Leaders, Insomnium and more.

The newsflash video features live footage from the show, backstage shots of the band, clips from around Helsinki and more. Check out the clip below. Textures also recently released a new lyric video for the track "Stoic Resignation" from the 2011 album "Dualism," available here.

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Aeurtum To Release Debut Album

Birmingham project Aeurtum is set to release debut full-length "The Fall" on July 27th, 2012. The album will feature 9 tracks, and according to a press release is a "first person journey following the emotional breakdown and 'search for the meaning of life' the protagonist goes through."

You can check out the song "Uttered" off the new release through the YouTube player below. More info can be found at the band's official Facebook page. More...

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Design The Skyline Announces Headlining Tour

Design the Skyline has announced a summer tour that will take the band through 19 cities beginning in August. Headlining this tour, the band will be supported by Amyst and Silence the Messenger.

Hailing from Corpus Christi, TX Design the Skyline released Victory Records debut, "Nevaeh," in 2011 and have been touring since. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

8/17 Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
8/18 San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
8/19 El Paso, TX @ Lips Lounge
8/20 Tempe, AZ @ Rocky Point Cantina
8/21 San Diego, CA @Brick By Brick
8/22 Canoga Park, CA @ Cobalt Café
8/24 Ogden, UT @ The Basement
8/25 Englewood, CO @ Mo’s
8/27 Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
8/28 Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
8/29 Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
8/30 Fort Wayne, IN @ Broadripple
8/31 Kalkaska, MI @ The Kaliseum
9/1 TBA
9/2 Smithtown, NY @ Smithtown Masonic Temple
9/3 Springfield, VA @ Empire
9/4 Richmond,VA @ Kingdom
9/5 Towson, MD @ Recher Theater
9/6 Trenton, NJ @ Championship

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Randy Blythe Gets Another Bail Hearing In One Week

According to an article in The Gauntlet, Randy Blythe will have another bail hearing on Thursday, July 19th. The municipal court's three judge panel won't be convening until that date, so Randy will have his third shot at having his bail upheld. Even if the bail is upheld, the prosecutor can still have another court to rule on top of the municipal ruling. Blythe has been held for fifteen days in detention without an official charge being filed by the prosecutor's office, and has his U.S. attorney and two Czech lawyers assisting him with his case.

Czech courts deny bail when one is charged with murder (as opposed to manslaughter), terrorism and rape. They also will not grant bail when there is a danger of recidivism, tainting witnesses or fleeing the country. The video footage in question does not show Randy lifting a finger to the decedent (Daniel), and shows a security guard hired by the venue throwing him headfirst upon his third time jumping on stage and him staggering thereafter with a large gash on his head.

Read the full series of articles over at The Gauntlet.

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Dragony To Release Debut Album In North America

Austrian act Dragony will be releasing debut album "Legends" in North America this coming August 14th, 2012. The following press release was issued about the band and album:

"What first began as a project in the idyllic alpine republic has solidified into a real band. Everyone knows that Austrians don't do things half-heartedly and it was only to be expected that the former Dragonslayer Poject had evolved into a solid lineup by 2008. Since then the road led ever upwards for the six lads from Vienna. Being professional enough to recognize that the band name was a bit bulky, they changed it to Dragony in 2011 and continued their march forward. Their excellently produced debut album comprised of melodic, symphonic power metal with traditional character which stands up well against comparisons with the productions of long-standing international acts.

"So it is also no wonder that the Dragony musicians have become well known on the Austrian circuit. Legends combines the entire know-how of the six lads in ten songs, which span sounds from tough heaviness to high-powered melody lines. Overall, Legends can be summed up as high quality, symphonic power metal with ass-kicking melody inserts, powerful guitars and lyrics with insight.

"The work on the debut album lasted until the end of 2011, but for good reasons: They had been able to talk numerous guest musicians into contributing their skills, for example Tom Tieber of Ecliptica, Katie Joanne of Siren's Cry and naturally Ralf Scheepers of Primal Fear, all of whom give their best on the album, as do many other guest musicians from the Austrian scene. And it is exactly because of these additional performances by their guests, that the material retains a certain rock opera character. Fine-tuning the result was carried out by Mika Jussila during his wonderful mastering work in the Finnvox Studios in Helsinki.

"Legends unites a powerful wall of guitars with huge choruses in songs, which are predominantly kept in mid-tempo style. The impressive, charismatic voice of Siegfried 'The Dragonslayer' Samer, is hugely admirable, with its incredible volume driving every song forward. After a classical intro, Dragony get down to business with 'Burning Skies,' a bone-shaking, fast power metal number with a great rhythm, gilded by the exceptional voice of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear). More...

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Drone Streaming Song From New Album

Today Drone is offering a preview of new album "For Torch and Crown" with an exclusive song premiere courtesy of Noisecreep. Check out the track "Zombies in the Moshpit" and read guitarist/vocalist Mutz Hempel's comments on the song here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"In August of 2006 the band from Celle, Germany pushed on through to win the 'International Wacken Metal Battle.' The following year saw the release of their debut album Head-On Collision which followed with worldwide tours with the likes of Overkill, Pro-Pain and Ektomorf. The tours included shows including the Wacken Open Air Festival, With Full Force Festival, Inferno Festival, and Summer Breeze amongst others.

"The second Drone album Juggernaut was released in March of 2009. The album was met with critical acclaim and the band continued their global domination in support of the album. After a successful headlining tour in 2011, the band once again brought their focus back to bringing more thrash to the fans with their third full length album. Drone's new album entitled For Torch and Crown will be released via Metalville Records July 31st."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Truth Corroded Posts "Pride Of Demise" Video

Australian extreme thrashers Truth Corroded have released a new video clip for the song “Pride Of Demise.” Check out the video in the player below.

The song comes from the band’s latest album "Worship The Bled," which was released in Australia through Truth Inc. Records and Europe / Japan through Ultimhate Records in 2011. The album features Kevin Talley (Six Feet Under, Chimaira, Miser Index, Daath) on drums, with Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry) handling production.

Filmed in Melbourne by Stop Time Media, the debut of the video clip coincides with the announcement of the band’s upcoming Australian tour. Dates are:

July 20 - Adelaide, SA @ Enigma Bar
August 9 - Gold Coast, Qld @ TBA
August 10 - Brisbane, Qld @ The Beetle Bar
August 11 - Sydney, NSW @ Venom Nightclub
August 25 - Fowlers Live, Adelaide, SA @ Fowlers Live
September 7 - Melbourne, Vic @ Ferntree Gully Hotel
September 8 - Melbourne, Vic @ Bendigo Hotel More...

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Job For A Cowboy Announces Stand-In Bassist

Job For A Cowboy is currently readying for a month-long Summer Slaughter trek, set to commence next week in Los Angeles. Bassist Nick Schendzielos will be forced to sit out part of the run due to a family emergency, and the band will be joined temporarily by The Red Chord guitarist Mike "Gunface" McKenzie.

Comments Schendzielos: "Hey friends: On June 28, immediately after landing in Boston to rehearse for Puerto Rico/Summer Slaughter, my girlfriend was in a head-on collision on her scooter. She sustained very serious head and bodily injuries. I flew right home, and we've been in the ICU for a week and are still in the hospital to make sure everything is okay. She needs 24/7 supervision for at least two weeks once we get out of here, so I'm very grateful to announce that Gunface from The Red Chord is going to help me out filling in on Summer Slaughter until I can meet back up with it. We love the dude very much and it's going to be really cool for both JFAC and TRC fans to see. Enormous thanks for understanding this difficult situation and I'll be back as soon as possible!"

Adds McKenzie: "I'm excited to be playing with JFAC on this tour. Great dudes in this band as well as in the bands on Summer Slaughter. Playing bass is a little different for me but definitely an interesting challenge. I'm definitely looking forward to getting out on the road again. Nick's bass work is incredible and I'm working hard to get all of his parts down. Sending positive vibes out to him and his lady."

Job For A Cowboy has the following Summer Slaughter shows with Cannibal Corpse, Between The Buried and Me, The Faceless, Periphery, Veil of Maya, Goatwhore, Exhumed, and Cerebral Bore: More...

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Darkest Hour Releases New Music Video

Darkest Hour has debuted a brand new music video for the single "Severed Into Separates" through MetalSucks.net The video was directed by Mihaszna Films and can be viewed at this location.

The band released latest record "The Human Romance" earlier this year with singles like "Love As A Weapon" and "The World Engulfed In Flames," as well as the music video for "Your Everyday Disaster."

The album's track listing is:

1. Terra Nocturnus
2. The World Engulfed In Flames
3. Savor The Kill
4. Man And Swine
5. Love As A Weapon
6. Your Everyday Disaster
7. Violent By Nature
8. Purgatory
9. Severed Into Separates
10. Wound
11. Terra Solaris
12. Beyond The Life You Know

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Monuments Streaming Samples From New Album

Monuments will be releasing new album "Gnosis" on August 27th, 2012 (EU) and August 28th, 2012 (North America) through Century Media Records. Samples from all the songs on the release are now available for streaming over at Amazon.com, or you can check out the previously posted full song "Doxa" at this location.

The "Gnosis" track listing is as follows:

1. Admit Defeat
2. Degenerate
3. Doxa
4. The Uncollective
5. Blue Sky Thinking
6. Memoirs
7. 97% Static
8. Empty Vessels Make The Most Noise
9. Regenerate
10. Denial (ft Spencer Sotelo)

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My Autumn Introduces New Drummer

Russian act My Autumn has posted a video introducing new drummer Pavel Korchagin, which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"Big news everyone! We proudly introducing our new drummer, which will amaze you with his sick playing in our new songs, he will rock the stage not worse than Mark!

"Check out the video, this is just awesome! Don't forget to push the up finger, we need your support."

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Just For Fun

Grave Digger Releasing Shampoo

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about Grave Digger releasing its own shampoo:

"In cooperation with natural cosmetic expert Rutano, Germany’s power metal legends Grave Digger releases their very own 2-in-1 shampoo / shower gel.

"This combination has been especially created for the 'It-has-to-be-done-quick' moments in life. The product will be manufactured as a first-class aluminum finish and will soon be available at the Grave Digger online shop!

"Beside the practical 2-in-1 use, the major focus was on finding the right partner for this unique cooperation. Since their beginning, Rutano has been working only with non-animal-tested ingredients. Moreover, all products are completely vegan. In addition, social commitment is a major part of the company’s basic principles. More...

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Betrayer Announces New Vocalist

Indiana act Betrayer split with vocalist Dan Watson last month, and the band has now issued the following update about recruiting Derrick Harding:

"We have some big news for you all! We are very happy to announce that Derrick Harding will be reclaiming his throne as our vocalist!

"He will be performing with us live on July 18th with The Contortionist, Jeff Loomis, Chimp Spanner and 7 Horns 7 Eyes from then on out so don't miss his first show back with us! We want to thank everyone who had shown interest in filling the position. Like we said from the beginning, we wanted to handle this ourselves and we feel that this is the best decision for our band to continue on.

"With that said, we're back in business! We are all very excited to be working with Derrick again and we cannot wait to get back to writing new music with him!"

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Keep Of Kalessin Announces Shows In Brazil

Keep of Kalessin has issued the following announcement about heading to Brazil for upcoming tour dates:

"It's finally official! Keep Of Kalessin is coming to Brasil for the first time ever!! We are so excited about this as we know we have many fans there and the South American audience is always amazing!"

The dates are as follows:

With Gorgoroth, Keep Of Kalessin, Autopsy
07.09 – Belo Horizonte/MG (Brasil) Music Hall
8.09 – São Paulo/SP (Brasil) @ Carioca Club

With Gorgoroth, Keep Of Kalessin
09.09 – Recife/PE (Brasil) @ Clube Atlântico de Olinda
10.09 – Porto Alegre/RS (Brasil) @ Beco

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Hate Profile Streaming "Hearts In Turmoil"

Italian act Hate Profile has posted another song online from latest album "The Soul Proceeds." Listen to the song "Hearts in Turmoil" in the SoundCloud player below. The track listing for "The Soul Proceeds" is as follows:

1. The Great Outrage
2. Spiritual Death
3. The Soul Proceeds
4. Among the Dead
5. Hearts in Turmoil
6. He
7. Cosmos Violation
8. Entropic Chaos Release
9. Ancestral Abode - Hyperborea More...

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Oak Pantheon Reveals "From A Whisper" Art

Oak Pantheon has revealed the artwork (courtesy of Bob Stokes at Minotaur Printing & Design) for the band's new album "From A Whisper." Check out the art below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Descend Into Winter
2. It
3. We Will Tear Down the Gods
4. Aspen
5. The Ground Beneath You
6. Roots of Man
7. From a Whisper
8. An Altar of Limbs More...

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Constellations Announces New Guitarist

German act Constellations split with the band's guitarist late last month, and has now issued the following announcement about recruiting a new member:

"Hey everyone,

We are very happy to announce that our good friend Lars Goldbach has joined Constellations! We're very much looking forward to playing shows and recording the upcoming full length with him! Show him some love & stay tuned for upcoming news!" More...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces 2012 Lineup

Fun Fun Fun Fest has announced its finalized lineup for 2012. In addition to headliners Run-DMC, Refused, Santigold and David Cross, who appear on genre-related, color-coded stages, the festival features a Black Stage devoted to heavier acts. Some of these acts include Tomahawk, Turbonegro, Earth, Napalm Death, Against Me, Between The Buried & Me, Municipal Waste and many more (see the complete lineup below). More...

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Krampus Streaming New Song "Kronos' Heritage"

Italian folk/death metal band Krampus is streaming the new song "Kronos' Heritage." The song is taken from the forthcoming debut full length release "Survival of the Fittest." The album is due out on August 24, 2012 through Noiseart Records. The album was was recorded at Blackmirror Studios in Urdine, Italy and produced by frontman Filippo Gianotti.

The track listing for "Survival of the Fittest" is as follows:

1. Arise (The Day of Reckoning)
2. Beast Within
3. Unspoken
4. Rebirth
5. Aftermath
6. The Bride
7. Redemption
8. The Dance of Lies
9. Kronos' Heritage
10. Shadows of Our Time
11. Tears of Stone
12. The Season of Revenge (Bonus Track)

Check out "Kronos' Heritage" here: More...

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Engorgement Streaming Two Songs

Comatose Music will be releasing brutal UK death squad Engorgement's debut album "Excruciating Intestinal Lacerations" on July 17th. Artwork on the album is courtesy of Andrey Kroms, and it was mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio in Italy. Engorgement started as a two-man Brutal Death Metal band from the UK created by Stu Hine (Gore Sanctum, Disgorged Prolapse) and Rich Lynn (Disgorged Prolapse) in 2009.

James Murphy (Embryonic Depravity) joined on vocals and Mitch Rider (Embryonic Depravity) replaced the drum machine as the percussionist after meeting and chatting to both of them in Switzerland in 2010. In October 2011 Engorgement recorded this debut album, whose tracklisting is featured below. Below is an upload of the track "Paraplegic Punchbag." Another song, "Full Body Prolapse," is streaming over on YouTube.


1. Ejaculation Over Defiled Human Remains
2. Paraplegic Punch Bag
3. Cranial Devourment
4. Fornicating the Disfigured
5. Putrefying Colonic Irrigation
6. Excruciating Intestinal Lacerations
7. Full Body Prolapse


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Periphery Continues Track Breakdown Of New Album

Periphery recently released the new album "Periphery II," and guitarist Misha Mansoor has been posting a series of breakdowns for each track. You can read the previous explanation of "Have A Blast" here, and Misha had this to say about the song "Ji:"

"I have owned 8 strings for a while now, but I have found it hard to write with them for 2 reasons. One, it's pretty hard to escape the Nothing era Meshuggah sound, because that is what that range is offering you, and those notes are so low that you can't move around too much, or it all gets lost. Two, I just couldn't figure out a tuning that was inspiring and that would also work well given that anything below an F# is really pushing what you can hear on the bass if you want to maintain the octave relationship of the guitar and bass.

"Funny enough, it was tuning my 8 string to standard that opened up a world for me given that most of the time I'm in dropped tuning. The first few riffs of this song just came out of nowhere while i was watching TV and jamming, and the chorus was a rather strange progression but it worked in an Extolish kind of way. Thinking back, I remember thinking that Spencer was going to have to do something interesting over that chorus because it just didn't sound like it was going to end up being very melodic, at least not in a traditional sense. In actuality, he ended up writing one of my favorite choruses of the album over that section, and it ended up being surprisingly catchy.

"Following that section, I wanted to try something a bit different, I wanted something where the bass would be carrying the rhythm and melody, and the 3 guitars could focus on pretty clean layers and outlining chords that fit the mood I wanted, and ended up with a rather interesting progression. After demoing the song, I told Mark I wanted that section to repeat, but with a rhythm line that kinda just went off, almost like a 'rhythm solo,' and boy did he go to town on that!

"That whole middle section only got better with Spencer's vocal ideas, and I think that is personally one of my favorite moments on the new album, and it covers some ground that Periphery hadn't previously explored. I also think that writing this song opened up a lot of ideas on how an 8 string can be effectively used in a way that a downtuned 6 or 7 string cannot, and I am extremely happy with how this song came out. On a lot of days, it is my personal favorite from this album." More...

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Tomorrow's Outlook Announces Guest Musicians

Norwegian act Tomorrow's Outlook has issued the following statement about re-releasing the "34613" album with bonus tracks featuring guest musicians:

"Within the next couple of months, our label Battlegod Productions will re-press our debut album '34613' with two or three additional bonus tracks. The first bonus track is called 'Fly Away' and will be featuring Primal Fear and EX Gamma Ray singer Ralf Scheepers. The second bonus track is called 'Outlaw' and will feature Scott Oliva on vocals. Both these songs will showcase the new songwriting collaboration between Andreas, Øystein and I.

"We would like to thank everone who bought a physical copy or a digital download of our debut album. You rock! We would also like to thank everyone who spread the word about it, whether you're a highly respected metal journalist in a big magazine or just a random metalhead telling all your facebook friends. We are very happy with the feedback so far, especially from the bigger magazines such as Rock Hard (7/10), Heavy Magazine (8/12), Legacy Magazine (11/15), Scream Magazine (4/6), Norway Rock Magazine (4/6), etc. We also got some very good reviews on the internet in webzines like Metal To Infinity (94/100), Metal.de (8/10), Powermetal.de (7,5/10), Queens Of Steel (8,5/10), Metal-Temple (8/10), Heavy-Metal.it (4/5), Metal CD Ratings (4/5), Valkyrian Music (4/5), Metal Asylum (7/10), Medicine Magazine (10/13), and so forth.

"I did talk to some major magazines about Tomorrow's Outlook: Scream, Legacy, Terrorizer, Zero Tolerance and a few others. I also did interviews with Metal To Infinity, Pavillon and Heavymetal.no. I will post everything I did as soon as its either in print or online. If you have any other questions for me, the band or the musicians, please post them on our official Facebook page.

"Well, have a great remaining week and also summer! Best wishes from Sörvik 'Rock' City and Northern Norway!"

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Dream Theater Posts 4th Road Report Video

Dream Theater posted the fourth road report video, featuring footage from the Dramatic Turn Of Events Tour 2012 in North America (with special guests Crimson Projekct). For remaining tour dates, venues and tickets, head over to this location.

Check out the video here:

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Cloudscape Posts "New Era" Album Trailer

Swedish power/progressive outfit Cloudscape has posted up a new album teaser clip for the long awaited "New Era" album. The album is scheduled for a September 11, 2012 North American release date through Nightmare Records.

The track listing for "New Era" is as follows:

1. Silver Ending
2. Share Your Energi
3. Kingdom Of Sand
4. Pull The Brake
5. Seen It All Before
6. Your Desire
7. Voyager 9
8. Simplicity - Huh
9. Before Your Eyes
10. Violet Eve
11. Into The Unknown
12. Heroes

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Massacre Streaming New Song

Recently resurrected death metal act Massacre is streaming the new song "Succumb to Rapture." The song is taken from the new EP "Condemned to the Shadows" (which also contains the song "Back from Beyond"), which is scheduled for a July 30, 2012 release through Century Media Records.

This is the first Massacre release to feature the band's new additions: Mike Mazzonetto (Pain Principle) on drums and Edwin Webb (Destined to Ruin/Generichrist) on vocals.

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Bullet Posts "Full Pull" Teaser Video

Swedish traditional metal/hard rock band Bullet posted up the first teaser clip for the forthcoming release "Full Pull." The band's fourth album will be released on September 14, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records. A two track single is expected for release tomorrow featuring the title track and "Get On."

Bullet also announced a string of tour dates, which can be seen over at this location.

The track listing for "Full Pull" is as follows:

1. Midnight Oil
2. Full Pull
3. Running Away
4. All Fired Up
5. Rolling Home
6. In The Heat
7. High On The Hog
8. Rush Hour
9. Freeriding
10. Gutterview
11. Warriors
12. Get On (Bonus Track)

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Unherz Streams New Track "Schmerz Neu Definiert"

Deutschrock/metal act Unherz is streaming the new track "Schmerz Neu Definiert" ("Pain Redefined"). The song appears on the band's forthcoming new release "Die Wahrheit Liegt Dazwischen" ("The Truth Is Inbetween"), which is scheduled for release on August 24, 2012 through Massacre Records.

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Zero Hour Guitarist To Release Solo Album

Guitarist Aidan Cibich of Australian metal band Zero Hour has announced plans to release a solo instrumental album. He has completed the first single, "The Last Four Words," and posted it on his ReverbNation page. Aidan Cibich instrumental album was mixed and mastered by Beyond the Studio Productions.

Aidan Cibich recently participated in ESP's "So You Think You Can Shred." Watch his video below:

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Sledgegrinder Breaking up

Florida act Sledgegrinder announced earlier this week that it had parted ways with the band's bassist and vocalist, and the group has now posted the following message online about calling it quits:

"We have decided that Sledgegrinder will be ending our journey as a band at this point. Mike Longo has also decided that he will be moving into a more serious focus with his new band GraveRot and taking care of his personal life to the fullest!

"And as for me (Brad), I will be putting my full focus into my band The Cunningham Wake and always excited to take on a good opportunity! I will be sharing the stage with our ORIGINAL drummer Danny Day in Cunningham Wake which is a great thing.

"Matt Solka will be around still as well with Ares continuing to kick ass time and time again! We love him and appreciate everything he did with this band.

"Don't forget... We love all you guyz and we appreciate all the support we were given through this great experience that we shared together. If you havent gotten a chance to check out the album we just released please do! KEEP THE METAL ALIVE! In the end, Were all still playing music because we love it and we can't wait to see what the future holds in our different directions...

"...Sledgegrinder signing off, CHEERZ!"

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