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Metal News for July 19, 2012

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Odyssey Streaming Official Videos

Swedish heavy rock trio Odyssey recently issued its debut "Abysmal Despair" on Transubstans Records and has been streaming a couple of official videos from the release. Below is the first video for the track "Wicked Witch," plus a newer one for the track "Pyramids" can be viewed by going here. An upload of the song "Darked" is also on the same page. Odyssey has also posted up a couple of live dates in Sweden, which follow.

August 4th - Rock I Dalen - Orkeljunga
August 17th - Rock N Loaded - Landskrona

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Orcus Chylde Streaming Songs

German doom metal band Orcus Chylde recently issued its debut self-titled EP and is streaming four songs from it. Below is the track "Valley of Thorns," with three others posted on the same YouTube page. Orcus Chylde is a six-piece band from the town of Aschaffenburg that started out in 2009 and are inspired by 70's heavy rock, doom, psych and prog.

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Vinum Sabbatum Streaming Songs

Finnish heavy retro rock band Vinum Sabbatum will be issuing its debut "Bacchanale Premiere" on Eyes Like Snow Records August 24th. In advance of the release, Vinum Sabbatum has been streaming two songs from the album, "Tombstone Rider" and "Vinum Sabbatum." You can hear the first below and the latter over at YouTube. Hailing from the town of Hyvinkää, Vinum Sabbatum is influenced by a whole bunch of acts from late 60's to this day.

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GWAR Posts GWAR-B-Q Teaser

GWAR has posted a new teaser clip for the upcoming 2012 GWAR-B-Q, which can be viewed below. The band also issued the following press release:

"In what is shaping up to be the most amazing social event in the history of the human race, the Slave Pit has released an official teaser not only to promote the event, but to assure their warped followers that no effort is being spared to make this the greatest GWAR-B-Q ever! Shot on location and also in their top-secret studio facility, the commercial was directed by long-time GWAR slave Davis Bradley and is available for viewing at your number one source for all GWAR-B-Q information here.

"In case you didn't know already, Ring Dog Rescue and Slave Pit Inc. are proud to present the 2012 GWAR-B-Q, being held Aug. 18th at Hadad's Water Park in lovely Richmond, Va.! Tickets are available online or you can pick up physical tickets at Plan 9 Records in Carytown or Vinyl Conflict Records in Oregon Hill. More...

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Festerfuck Appears On Compilation

Wisconsin extreme metal band Festerfuck has contributed its song "Severed Hippy Heads Carbonizing in a Campfire" to the recent 50-band compilation that Sociopathic Sounds has put out. The compilation, titled "Sociopathic Mixtape Vol. 1," is free to stream and download at this location, and was created by webmaster/owner Bilegrinder to help promote and support mutual respect between the heavier genres of metal.

The Festerfuck song comes from the band's second album, "An Audio Recollection Of Detestable Erectional Misadventure," which was released physically in 2011 but has only been available digitally since earlier in the year. Stream that 27 song release below, along with the compilation. Currently Festerfuck has just completed all of its songs that it will be putting on a split release with Methadone Abortion Clinic.

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Spheric Universe Experience Reveals New Album

Spheric Universe Experience (S.U.E.) began in 1999 when guitarist Vince Benaim decided to create a progressive metal band with a few friends. In summer of 2004 S.U.E. signed a worldwide record deal with the French label Replica Records as well as an American licensing deal with Nightmare Records. In 2006 the band then released debut album "Mental Torments," followed in 2007 by "Anima."

2007 and 2008 saw the band perform at two ProgPower festivals: ProgPower Scandinavia in 2007 and ProgPower USA in 2008. While touring with UK progressive metallers Threshold, the band found time to write and record a third album entitled "Unreal."

Now the band is returning with fourth offering "The New Eve," due for release on September 11th, 2012 through Nightmare Records. The artwork for the release can be viewed below, and the track listing is as follows:

1) Shut Up
2) The New Eve
3) Escape
4) Never Heal
5) Angel
6) The Day I Died
7) In This Place
8) Self Abuse
9) My Heart on The Cross More...

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Pirosaint Recruits New Vocalist

Thrash metal band Pirosaint has announced the addition of Billy Cunningham (formerly of NJ's Warhorse) as the group's new vocalist. Currently Pirosaint is recording 5 tracks for an upcoming self-titled EP, with a new promo track to be released in the coming weeks.

Drummer Ignacio Orellana has commented on the vocalist's addition:

"Now that we have found Billy C., everything is going to be easier, we already had some tracks ready to be worked on, we supposed to have guest musicians on those tracks but now is a whole new story. Billy C. has been great and he is a great fit for our music. The people will get to hear Pirosaint's live shows, exactly the way that we do on the records."

Pirosaint has been confirmed as a supporting act for Static-X on August 19th at The Chance Theater, and this event marks the return of the band to the live shows. Pirosaint is:

Bill Smith - guitars
Ignacio Orellana - drums
Billy Cunningham - vocals
Ron Buckner - bass

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Encrust Comments On Upcoming Obituary Tour

As was previously announced, Chicago band Encrust will be embarking on Fender’s Carnival of Death Tour 2012 with Obituary, Decrepit Birth, Jungle Rot, and a reactivated Broken Hope. The tour begins September 8th in Orlando, Florida and currently wraps on September 29th in Dallas, Texas.

Formerly known as Hunters, Encrust is Chris Angelucci (vocals), Luke Tobias (guitar), Ryan Kasparian (guitar), Jeremy Pyrzynski (bass), and Brian Kutanovski (drums). The five-piece will release debut album, "From Birth to Soil," on September 25th, 2012 through Density Records.

"We couldn't be happier with this tour,” said Pryzynski. “Some of these bands are the reason we do this and it's really an honor to share the stage with all of these bands.”

Encrust has shared the stage with the likes of everyone from Red Fang and Corrosion of Conformity to Goatwhore and Exhumed. "Here's an example," says Pyrzynski. "Chris broke his hand punching Ryan in the head because that's what they do live. They get wild, and it's always unpredictable—even for the rest of us on stage."

Encrust's upcoming tour dates are as follows: More...

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Eyes Set To Kill Signs With Century Media

Having spent the last couple years on the independent grind, Phoenix-based rock group Eyes Set To Kill has decided to return to the indie label fold and has inked a deal with Century Media Records. The band's upcoming album is set to be released in the Spring of 2013.

Frontwoman Alexia Rodriguez explains, "For the past two years we have been touring around the world and evolving into the band we are today without the support of a label. We are finally happy to announce that we've found a home and family at Century Media and can't wait for what is to come."

"Century Media has been a fan of Eyes Set To Kill for years," states North America label President Don Robertson, "so we're honored that when the band finally decided to return to the label system that they chose to work with us."

To celebrate the new partnership, Eyes Set To Kill will be having a signing party this Friday, July 20th at Angels and Kings in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit this location.

The band's "Show Your True Colors" tour dates are: More...

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Kill Devil Hill Adds More Summer Shows

Kill Devil Hill, which features drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, Dio) and bassist Rex Brown (Pantera, Down), has confirmed a new batch of tour dates for late this summer. More dates are expected to be announced shortly, and a list of confirmed dates can be found below.

Kill Devil Hill's self-titled debut album was released May 22nd via Steamhammer/SPV and landed at #9 on the Billboard Top New Artist Albums (HeatSeekers) Chart, #41 on the Top Hard Music Chart, and #50 on the Independent Album Chart.

8/1: Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
8/2: Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
8/3: San Diego, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
8/4: Hollywood, CA @ The Key Club
8/5: Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
8/9: Calgary, AL @ The Distillery
8/10: Drumheller, AB @ Dinosaur Downs Stampede Barn
8/11: Red Deer, AB @ The Vat
8/12: Edmonton, AB @ The Pawnshop
8/16: Hamilton, ON @ Corktown
8/17: Toronto, ON @ The Rockpile
8/18: Montreal, QC @ Underworld
8/19: Quebec City, QC @ L'Agipee
8/20: Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks
8/24: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
8/25: Greenwich, RI @ The Rock Junction
8/26: Clifton, NJ @ Dingbatz
8/29: Albany, NY @ Bogies
8/30: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
8/31: Marlborough, MA @ Montage Music Hall
9/1: Long Island, NY @ Revolution
9/4: Winston, Salem, NC @ Ziggy's
9/7: Lancaster, OH @ Mickey's
9/8: Mt. Clemens, MI @ Emerald Theater
9/12: Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
9/13: Chicago, IL @ Double Door
9/14: Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
9/15: Janesville, WI @ Back Bar

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Conan Streaming New Track

Conan, which signed to Gravedancer Records earlier this year, is nearing the July 31st release date for the band's North American debut, "Monnos."

Now the track "Grim Tormentor" is available for your listening pleasure via Gun Shy Assassin. Click here to check out the release.

Conan is currently plotting the group's first strike on North American soil and is planning to venture across the pond later this year. For now, fans can sink their teeth into "Monnos" in a variety of formats. The CD and digital versions of the album will be available on July 31st, while an imported gatefold vinyl is available for pre-order at the Gravedancer Records webstore here.

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Hammerdrone Streaming New EP

Canadian blackened death metal act Hammerdrone, which features ex-members of Reverend Kill, has now released the debut EP "A Demon Rising" via Bandcamp. You can stream all four tracks from the release in the player below or at this location. The track listing is:

1. A Demon Rising
2. Last Stand On Gibraltar
3. Another Winter
4. Annihilation In Equilibrium More...

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Buried At Birth Streaming Songs Off Self-Titled EP

Grindcore act Buried at Birth has posted two songs from the band's self-titled EP online. Check out the release via bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is:

1. Creature Cruiser
2. Pink Mist More...

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Hate Eternal Announces New Tour Dates

Death metal titans Hate Eternal have announced a week-long tour that will take them through Central America and into South America. The band's first-ever trip to these countries begins with a September 1st show in Mexico City, Mexico as part of the UltraMetal festival and concludes with a September 8 stop in San Pedro Sula, Honduras.

Hate Eternal is touring in support of its latest full-length, "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes." Dates are as follows:

Sept. 1 Mexico City, Mexico @ Circo Volador (as part of Ultra Metal w/ Absu, Malevolent Creation)
Sept. 2 Medellin, Colombia @ Cero Radical
Sept. 4 Bogota, Colombia @ Club Cadillac
Sept. 6 San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Peppers (w/ Symphony X, Kamelot, Fractal Reality)
Sept. 7 Managua, Nicaragua @ Casa Del Obrero (CST)
Sept. 8 San Pedro Sula, Honduras @ 15 Brigada de Infanteria

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Dying Fetus Streaming Bonus Track

CraveOnline is hosting an exclusive stream of the Dying Fetus track entitled "Dead Whores Love to Fuck." This song is only available on the deluxe iTunes edition of the band's latest release "Reign Supreme." Get a first listen to the track at this location or in the player available below.

Dying Fetus will be heading to Europe this September for "The Womb to Waste" headlining tour. The jaunt kicks off September 14th in Lindau, Germany and runs through October 14th in Aarschot, Belgium. Support on the tour will come from label mates Revocation, Job For a Cowboy, and Cerebral Bore. A complete list of dates can be found below. More...

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Evile Comments On Upcoming Spanish Festival

Evile is gearing up for an appearance at Luarca Metal Fest tomorrow - Friday, July 20th - in Luarca, Spain. The band is set to perform at 23:10 this Friday night. The line-up for the two day festival also includes the likes of Mnemic, We Are The Damned, Crisix, Clockwork, and more. Evile lead guitarist Ol Drake comments:

"Can't wait to travel back to sunny Spain to play some metal for some of the craziest metalheads in the world. We always have great shows in Spain and Basque, so I expect Luarca will be no different. See you all there! De Puta Madre!"

Evile is also set to perform at the UK's Bloodstock Open Air festival in August, followed by a UK headlining tour in October with Wolf. The UK tour will finish off with a special hometown show on November 3rd with label mates Savage Messiah. More...

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In This Moment Posts In-Studio Footage

In This Moment will be releasing new album "Blood" on August 14th, 2012 through Century Media, and the band has now posted new in-studio footage online through Revolver. Check out video from the band's time in Hideout Studios at Revolvermag.com or in the player below.

The track listing for "Blood" is:

1. Rise With Me
2. Blood
3. Adrenalize
4. Whore
5. You're Gonna Listen
6. It Is Written
7. Burn
8. Scarlet
9. Aries
10. From The Ashes
11. Beast Within
12. Comanche
13. The Blood Legion
14. 11_11 More...

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Vision Of Disorder Reveals New Album Details

Candlelight Records today reveals the album artwork and track listing for Vision of Disorder’s forthcoming new album, "The Cursed Remain Cursed." Set for release on September 18th, it is the first new album from the New York-based hardcore band in over ten years. The album is a working collaboration between Vision of Disorder, producer Will Putney (Shadows Fall, Suicide Silence), and mixer Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion).

Several artists were considered for "The Cursed Remain Cursed" as the band looked for images that would reflect the near four years of intense work that comprised the making of the album. It was the vision of East Anglia-based illustrator Tom Bates that struck the right chord with the band in making the final selection. Guitarist Mike Kennedy says, “Some of the best album covers, like Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger and Faith No More’s Angel Dust, say everything and nothing at the same time. We felt like Tom’s art really impacted us profoundly in that way. None of us were thinking in that direction yet as soon as we saw it, the band unanimously wanted it on the cover.”

Lyrical inspiration for The Cursed Remain Cursed, as detailed by vocalist Tim Williams, came from a personal place. “There was a lot going on in my life at the time we began writing songs for the record and I had a lot to reflect upon,” he reveals. “Looking back over the past few years, I have had to make some difficult decisions. There were things that needed to change. Some things die quietly, while other things take years to pass. Your life is what you make of it, to live is to learn.” Continuing he notes, “some songs came very easy, like ‘Skullz Out.’ Songs like ‘Loveless’ and Set To Fail’ took a little bit more effort because they were already saying something musically, so I had to work extra hard to push the vocal over the top.”

With creative detail now complete, the band is preparing for the album’s early autumn release and upcoming live appearances. Reflecting the extensive process, guitarist Matt Baumbach says, “In my opinion The Cursed Remain Cursed is our band’s finest achievement. We are proud to have written something that represents the next level of VOD. It is never easy to make one of our records; it’s long, arduous, and at times maniacal. This record bleeds from the band’s heart and it survived hell and back to get here. Roll the dice one more time because we are all in with this one.” Kennedy adds, “we feel we accomplished a very unique, vicious and exciting record without compromising the VOD brand of hardcore.” More...

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Sylosis Announces "Monolith" Track Listing

U.K. based modern thrashers Sylosis just released the track list of their upcoming album “Monolith." The track listing and artwork are available below.

01. Out From Below
02. Fear The World
03. What Dwells Within
04. Behind The Sun
05. The River
06. Monolith
07. Paradox
08. A Dying Vine
09. All Is Not Well
10. Born Anew
11. Enshrined

The artwork was created this time around by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL) and “Monolith” will be unleashed on October 5th via Nuclear Blast Records. More...

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Solstice Reissues Early Catalogue On Double CD

Miami death thrash band Solstice, who just wrapped up an engagement at the Central Illinois Metal Fest, reissued its early catalogue on Divebomb Records recently. Titled "Pray for the Sentencing," the "Pray" release of the double CD was also remixed by guitarist Dennis Munoz in 2011. The original Ed Repka cover illustration is on the release as well. Audio samples of two of the songs, "Transmogrified" and the 2011 version of "The Unseen," have been streaming over on Soundcloud, which you can hear below after the jump. Solstice also released "To Dust" in 2009.

"The Sentencing" – 1992

1 Transmogrified
2 Cleansed Of Impurity
3 Eternal Waking
4 Survival Reaction
5 S.M.D.
6 Netherworld
7 Plasticized
8 Cataclysmic Outburst
9 Aberration

"Pray" – 1995

10 The Unseen
11 Denial
12 Pray
13 All Life Lost
14 Freedom Denied
15 Close Minded Failure
16 Depression
17 Bleeding Unborn
18 One At A Time
19 Eyes See Red More...

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Cerebral Bore Gearing Up For Summer Slaughter Run

Scottish death metallers Cerebral Bore are gearing up for the Summer Slaughter tour, which kicks off tomorrow - Friday, July 20th - in Los Angeles.

The band will be tearing its way across the U.S. for more than a month with the likes of Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, Periphery, Job For A Cowboy, Goatwhore, and more, after winning the final slot on the tour through a competition by gaining the most fan votes.

Cerebral Bore guitarist Paul McGuire comments:

"We are just hours away from the Summer Slaughter tour becoming a reality, and we are all set to hit the road. There are ten bands on the bill, and the shows start early, so be sure to get down in time to catch our set, and be sure to grab some merch and help us with the ridiculous costs on this trek. And also, don't forget to check out my blog on the Terrorizer website throughout the tour! Lastly I want to say thanks again for every single vote that eventually got us the sacred spot on this tour - we are almost there, and we appreciate the support more than anyone could ever fathom!"

Cerebral Bore will also be meeting fans tonight (Thursday, July 19th) at a signing session at Soundcheck in Hollywood at 7:00pm. See Cerebral Bore live on the Summer Slaughter tour at the following shows: More...

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Cormorant Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Besides the previously revealed short run of U.S. shows alongside Primordial in September, Cormorant has also announced a September tour with Norska and Yob. Details on the shows are available in the tour poster available below. More...

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Caliban Posts New "Caliban TV" Episode

German act Caliban has released a new episode in the "Caliban TV" series titled "Get Infected Tour Part 1." Check out the behind-the-scenes footage in the YouTube player available below. Caliban, which released new album "I Am Nemesis" earlier this year, also has upcoming tour dates with Trivium and As I Lay Dying in October, with full details available here.

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The Pandemonium Posts Album Video Update

London's The Pandemonium has posted a new video clip online showing the band working on material for an upcoming release. Check out the clip in the player below. You can also listen to the band's previously posted track "Prime Focus Part 1" at this location.

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Prototype Announces Release Date For "Catalyst"

Los Angeles based Prototype announced that the band's new album "Catalyst" will finally be released on September 11, 2012 via Nightmare Records. The first album in six years, "Catalyst" is a story-based science fiction concept album containing over 60 minutes of new music. Produced entirely by the band and mixed by Neil Kernon, the new album also sees the return of the classic "Trinity" lineup of Kragen Lum (guitar), Vince Levalois (vocals/guitar), Kirk Scherer (bass) and Pat Magrath (drums).

With "Catalyst," Prototype continue to expand their sound by adding new elements to their unique blend of thrash metal and progressive music, creating their heaviest, and clearest album to date.

The album's track list is as follows:

1. Inceptum
2. Catalyst
3. Cynic Dreams
4. The Chosen Ones
5. Illuminatum
6. My Own Deception
7. Into Oblivion
8. Impetus
9. Gravity Well
10. The Ageless Heart of Memory
11. Exiled
12. Communion More...

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Love.Might.Kill Announces New Live Shows

Love.Might.Kill is working on the band's upcoming album "2 Big 2 Fail," which will be released in late October via Massacre Records in Europe.

Besides the title track, the album will feature song titles like "XTC," "Burn The Night," "The One," "Big Screen Pleasure (And Pain)," "The Great Escape," "A Perfect Mistake," "We Fall," and "Restless Heart."

Michael Ehré is once again responsible for the album's production, while Markus Teske will mix and master "2 Big 2 Fail." Check out the first two parts of the studio report from the album below.

Love.Might.Kill recently filmed a video clip for their first single "XTC," which was directed by the band's guitarist Stefan Ellerhorst. The band will also be performing new songs live on the "2 Big 2 Fail" tour on the following dates:

18.10.2012 DE Hamburg - Ballroom
19.10.2012 DE Bad Salzungen - Pressenwerk
20.10.2012 DE Weiher - Live Music Hall
23.10.2012 DE Oldenburg - Charlys
25.10.2012 DE Bremen - Meisenfrei
26.10.2012 DE Mingolsheim - Sherwood
27.10.2012 DE Nordenham - Jahnhalle More...

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Odyssey Posts Sample Of New Track

Instrumental metal act Odyssey has posted a sample online of the new track "Esoteric Synthesis," which will be appearing on the upcoming "The Conscious Device" EP. Check out the sample clip in the SoundCloud player available below. You can also watch a video clip of the band offering an update on the EP's progress over here.

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Witchcraft Unveils New Album Artwork

Witchcraft is set to release new album "Legend" in North America on September 25th, 2012 via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the release has now been posted online and can be viewed below.

"Legend" marks the band's first album after a 5 year hiatus. Commented mainman Magnus Pelander: “At last the fourth album is done. It's with relief and euphoria we say this!” The album also features new guitarists and drummer:

Simon Solomon – guitars
Tom Jondelius – guitars
Oscar Johansson – drums More...

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Hubris Streaming Songs

Buffalo black metal band Hubris just issued its self-titled debut album via Butchered/United Underground, the latter a division of Sevared Records. The band has been streaming three songs over on its ReverbNation page. Hubris started up back in 2007, when the Buffalo area of western New York was undergoing an extreme metal revival. The band has opened for such acts as Watain, Lock Up, Goatwhore, Hate, Nokturnel, Insanity and many others. Hubris will be performing at The Fun Home in Buffalo on August 4th and The Funeral Home in Buffalo on August 24th.

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Nonpoint Seeking Fans For Video Shoot

Nonpoint has issued the following announcement about seeking fans to appear in a music video shoot next week:

"We want you to be in the next Nonpoint music video! We're shooting a music video for 'I Said It' on Tuesday, July 24th at The Majestic in Madison, WI. Make sure you're there! Entry to the venue is free...details at this location."

You can also check out footage of the band in the studio working on new material over at this location.

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Elevenking Announces New LP "Era"

Italian folk metal band Elvenking announced that the impending new release will be entitled "Era." The album is scheduled to drop on September 14, 2012 (EU) through AFM Records. The album was recorded and mixed at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland with producer Nino Laurenne (Amorphis, Lordi, Hevisaurus, etc.) and it features the following guest appearances:

- Jon Oliva (Savatage/Trans Siberian Orchestra/Jon Oliva's Pain)
- A guitar solo from Teemu Mantysaari (Wintersun)
- Pipes, flutes and other typical folk instruments played by Maurizio Cardullo (Folkstone)

A video is also being filmed for a yet unannounced single. News on the video, the internet single and the album art are expected shortly.

The track list for the regular version is as follows:

1. The Loser
2. I Am The Monster
3. Midnight Skies, Winter Sighs
4. A Song For The People
5. We, Animals
6. Through Wolf's Eyes
7. Walking Dead
8. Forget-me-not
9. Poor Little Baroness
10. The Time Of Your Life
11. Chronicle Of A Frozen Era
12. Ophale More...

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Primordial Announces Mini-US Tour

Irish blackened folk metal band Primordial announced that the band will headline a mini-U.S. tour around, and culminating with, the appearance at this year's ProgPower USA XIII performance in Atlanta this September.

The nine date tour begins in September 6, 2012 at the Smiling Moose in Pittsburgh, PA and ends with the September 14, 2012 performance at ProgPower USA XII at Center Stage in Atlanta. Support for all shows but ProgPower USA XII will come from Virginia power/progressive act While Heaven Wept and California progressive folk metal band Cormorant.

Confirmed dates for the tour are:

09/06/2012: The Similing Moose, Pittsburgh, PA* (* w/While Heaven Wept Only)
09/07/2012: Reggies, Chicago, IL
09/08/2012: Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
09/09/2012: Water Street Music Hall, Rochester, NY
09/10/2012: St. Vitus Bar, Brooklyn, NY
09/11/2012: Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
09/12/2012: Empire, West Springfield, VA
09/13/2012: Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte, NC
09/14/2012: Center Stage, Atlanta, GA (ProgPower XIII**) (** Primordial Only) More...

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Kamelot Announces New Album Title, Release Dates

Power/progressive act Kamelot announced that the title of the forthcoming new release will be entitled "Silverthorn" and is a conceptual album. The date for the album was expected in September, but has been pushed back to October on the following schedule through Steamhammer/SPV: October 26 (Germany), October 29 (rest of Europe) and October 30.

The album marks the first for new vocalist, and current Seventh Wonder frontman, Tommy Karevik. The promo cover for the album (NOT the official full album artwork) can be seen here:

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Drift Of Genes Streaming Song

Ukranian death metal band Drift Of Genes has posted the song "Pus Injection" from its new album "Severe Excruciating Laceration" on Sevared Records. Drift Of Genes is billed as the one-man project of Spasm on guitar/vocals and bass, but uses live/studio drummer Kim on the release. The band started out in 2008 and has the "Ultra Social Album" to its credit along with a 2011 promo.

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Allerjen Posts New Music Video

U.K. death metal act Allerjen posted a new music video for the song "Achieving Equilibrium," which appears on the latest album "Equilibrium," the band's third full length effort. The release is available now through Brutal Elite Records.

The video, seen in the player below, was directed and edited by Alex Wilkinson:

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Hooded Menace Posts New Album Trailer

Finnish death metal act Hooded Menace posted a trailer clip for the new album "Effigies of Evil." The album is scheduled for a September 11, 2012 (EU) and September 25, 2012 (North America) release date through Relapse Records. Preorders for the CD, 2xLP, and digital editions including a special deluxe edition vinyl release (complete with a limited edition 7" featuring covers by Witchfinder General and Eternal Darkness) are available at this location.

The track list for the album is as follows:

1. Vortex Macabre
2. Effigies of Evil
3. In the Dead We Dwell
4. Curses Scribed in Gore
5. Crumbling Insanity
6. Summoned into Euphoric Madness
7. Evoken Vulgarity
8. Retribution in Eternity

Check out the trailer here: More...

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Skeletal Spectre Signs With Pulverised Records

Pulverised Records is proud to announce the brand new signing of American / Swedish doom-laden death metal befoulers Skeletal Spectre. The label commented:

"Fronted by front-woman Vanessa Nocera (Wooden Stake, Scaremaker, etc), Skeletal Spectre went on to release two full-length albums under the Razorback Records banner, and now with a brand new album entitled 'Voodoo Dawn,' the band is all geared up to showcase yet another colossal-riff fest done in the most extremely obscene way! "

Skeletal Spectre front-woman Vanessa Nocera added, "We are proud and honored to be on Pulverised Records’ roster! Definitely a label that I find to be one of the coolest around! We put a great deal of hard work into this album so that it would stand out from anything we’ve ever done. I think it is a testament to the band’s future, and we are looking to play live, especially in Europe so watch out for us because we’re coming!"

Pulverised Records A&R Manager Calvin further quoted: "The moment we heard the beginning riff off the first track from 'Voodoo Dawn,' it completely blew us away and somehow we already knew something filthy was brewing inside this album. There was a perfect balance of those trademark Swede-eerie melodies blending together some of the most fucking fat riffs that any Sludge / Doom maniacs would most certainly approve! It is always very satisfying to discover a great hidden gem in this business, and we are definitely proud to say that Skeletal Spectre is indeed one of those moments. Keep your eyes and ears peeled open, the Voodoo Horror curse shall exhibit its ugly head soon!"

The brand new track "Bone Dust," taken off upcoming album "Voodoo Dawn," is now available for streaming in the player below. More...

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Testament Posts More "Dark Roots" Sound Clips

Testament has posted additional 90 second samples from tracks off forthcoming LP "Dark Roots of Earth." In the players below, you can check out "Cold Embrace," "Man Kills Mankind," "Throne of Thorns," and "Last Stand For Independence" from the album, which is scheduled for release on July 27, 2012 (EU) and July 31, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the samples here:


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Quality Firewind Live Footage Hits Web

Footage from the Firewind show last night at Babylonia Mylos in Thessaloniki, Greece hit the web. The footage comes courtesy of Kazandb TV and features the song "The Undying Fire," from the band's latest album "Few Against Many."

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Tygers Of Pan Tang Reveals New Album Release Date

New Wave of British Heavy Metal veterans Tygers Of Pan Tang have announced that they will be releasing a brand new studio album entitled, "Ambush" on September 24th through Rocksector. The record was produced by Chris Tsangarides, who has previously worked with the group on their albums "Wildcat" and "Spellbound."

You can check out a teaser trailer for the album below, in addition to downloading a free mp3 of the song, "Speed" by heading to the official Rocksector Records website. More...

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Armless Alice Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Swedish industrial rock/metal act Armless Alice is currently in the studio in Gothenburg recording new material for an upcoming release. While working on the new album, the band has also now posted a video clip showing behind the scenes shenanigans both on and off stage. Check out the clip below, or find previously posted rehearsal footage from Armless Alice here.

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