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Metal News for July 21, 2013

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Demoralizer Streaming 2012 Demo

Boston-based grind/gore/doom/death metal band Demoralizer has released their their 2012 demo, entitled "Demo 2012 and Some Bullshit" via bandcamp for "pay what you want" (no minimum). The collection includes all of their original demo recordings from 2012, plus some additional tracks of a semi-live recording ("Some Bullshit").

Next month, the band plans to entering the recording studio again to begin working on their half of a split 7" record with Boxcutter Facelift. The record will be released in the fall.

You can stream all of "Demo 2012 and Some Bullshit" below as well as purchase it directly from the bandcamp player below:

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From Ruin Posts New Music Video Online

British melodic thrash metal outfit From Ruin has posted their new music video online for the song, "The Path Ahead." You can check it out below. The song is the title track from their forthcoming album, which will be released on September 6th and is available to pre-order from their Big Cartel store. More...

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Ferocity Posts New Album Trailer

Denmark's Ferocity has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming album "The Sovereign," due out via Deepsend Records on September 3rd, 2013. The video was created and edited by Emil Vinther Sørensen and can be viewed below.

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Platinum Brunette Releases "Risen" Video

Platinum Brunette has released a video clip for the track "Risen," which is the third song taken from the album "Irritable Vowel Syndrome." This new video was filmed by Dusk Music Video Production and can be viewed below.

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Headbanger's Kitchen Posts 15th Episode

Headbanger's Kitchen, which is hosted by Demonstealer (Demonic Resurrection), has now posted a 15th episode online covering how to make Synesthesia Kheema Pav. The segment also features a video interview with French outfit Hacride. Check it out below.

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Aeon Zen Offering Live Performance Download

Aeon Zen has posted a video online for the band performing "Warning" live, which can be viewed below, and you can now also download the entire live set list at the Aeon Zen website. The band comments:

"There is no cost to download the performance, although we are always very appreciative of any donations you may like to give for the download. Playing live is an expensive thing for bands at our level, and your donations really help us pay off the costs of playing live. But not to worry if you can't or didn't donate, but how about sharing the video and download website with your friends instead? Thanks everyone!

"This video shows Aeon Zen performing the track 'Warning' live on June 2, 2013 at the Robin 2 in Bilston, UK as a part of their performance of their new album 'Enigma' in its entirety, as well as other fan favourite songs."

The full set list is as follows:

Enter The Enigma
Artificial Soul
Divinity
Seven Hills
Warning
Turned To Ash
Still Human
Eternal Snow
Downfall
Into The Infinite
Redemption's Shadow
Survival
Time Divine 2.0 More...

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Banisher Cancels All Upcoming Tour Dates

Polish act Banisher has posted the following message online about cancelling shows due to guitarist Hubert Wiecek sustaining an injury:

"Unfortunately, Hub dislocated his elbow and due to this condition we must cancel all upcoming gigs. We are very sorry and we will make it up for you guys in the future!" More...

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SoulHealer Posts "Chasing A Dream" Video

With the “Chasing A Dream” clip, Finnish melodic metal band SoulHealer is releasing the second video from the latest album of the same title, out since May 10th, 2013.

The song is being used for the soundtrack for the Finnish Sci-Fi movie “Cased,” due out late 2013 and directed and written by Niko Saarela. Clips from the movie were used for the "Chasing A Dream" video, which can be viewed below.

SoulHealer's previously posted music video for "The Deception" is also available at this location.

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Kali Ma Issues Album Update

Connecticut's Kali Ma has checked in with the following announcement about recording a new album:

"Album update: Yo mo fros? Started tracking bass yesterday and things are coming along nicely! Roy is flying up from Florida next month to help finalize the last bit of work left to complete. Very excited to share this music with you all.

"There is a lot of great music coming out later this year! Nasty Disaster is recording an album with Nick Bellmore that will be out later this year as well as Cyperna and Trace of Torment.

"Plenty of great things going on, so hold on to your tits, Ct. Metal is going to plow your anoose!"

More details and music for streaming from Kali Ma can be found over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Decrepit Birth Live Footage Available

Decrepit Birth recently tapped Gabe Seeber of The Kennedy Veil as a fill-in drummer for the "Hell In July" tour run.

Capital Chaos TV has now posted footage of Decrepit Birth performing live with Gabe at the DNA Lounge in San Francisco, California. Check it out below.

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Gire And Thy Catafalque Announce Vinyl Releases

Blood Music has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a limited edition vinyl from Gire:

"We've decided to bring Tamás Kátai's [Thy Catafalque] obscure space age death metal project Gire to ultra-limited 2xLP [alongside the promised CD re-release] just because we want copies of this.

"There is a super special audio surprise to come along with the release, and we're sending off the music for vinyl mastering next week, alongside a load of other goodies. Expect in 2014, alongside the Thy Catafalque 'Early Works' 3xCD / 4xLP release." More...

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Human Fortress Signs With AFM

Hanover (Germany) based epic power metal band Human Fortress has signed a deal with AFM Records. After a 5-year hiatus the band returns with new vocalist Gus Monsanto (ex-Revolution Renaissance/Adagio) and a clear mission ahead. Guitarist Torsten Wolf comments:

“With our upcoming album we musically want to continue in the vein of our first two releases 'Lord Of Earth And Heavens Heir' and 'Defenders Of The Crown.' We are very happy to start this new endeavour with our fantastic new vocalist Gus Monsanto now."

Gus explains: “I always wanted to do this kind of music but couldn’t find a band like that in Brazil. These songs are epic, with huge hooklines and I was convinced straight away. I can’t wait to play our songs on stage."

Human Fortress has just finished recordings for an upcoming album which will be released by the end of the year. The band is:

Gus Monsanto - vocals
Torsten Wolf - guitar
Volker Trost - guitar
Dirk Liehm - keyboard
Andre Hort - bass
Apostolos Zaios - drum

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Sunday Old School: Sleep

Providing you don’t have to be up early for church, one of the best things about Sundays is sleep. This week, the last word in that previous sentence will have a double meaning, as we take a look at the band Sleep, one of the pioneers of the stoner metal genre. The band’s origins go back to the sludge metal group, Asbestosdeath, which featured singing bassist, Al Cisneros and drummer Chris Hakius, along with guitarist Tom Choi, with a second guitarist named Matt Pike being added to the lineup soon after. The quartet recorded two singles. One for the label, Profane Existence entitled, "Dejection," and a self-released cut named, "Unclean." These would be the only recordings made with Choi, who left the group shortly afterwards and was replaced by Justin Marler. The change in members brought about a change for the band as a whole, who decided to abandon the Asbestosdeath moniker and go by, Sleep from here on in.

Now marching under a new banner, the four piece recorded their first full length album, "Volume One," which was released in 1991 through the Tupelo Recording Company. It is hailed as the darkest work of their career, more akin to doom metal than the stoner sound they would become known for. It would be their only release with Marler, who took the somewhat unexpected decision to quit the band to become an orthodox monk quickly after the record hit the shelves, leaving them as a trio for their EP, "Volume Two," which consisted of a live cover of Black Sabbath’s, "Lord of This World" and early versions of the songs, "Nain's Baptism" and "The Druid." More...

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