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Metal News for July 22, 2013

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36 news articles posted on this day.


Until Dawn Seeks Out The "Horizon"

"Horizon," the latest full-length album from Fort McMurray, Alberta's Until Dawn, will see its official release this coming August 6th, 2013.

We'll soon be hosting a premiere of the album's title track, but in the mean time you can find out more about the band and coming release through our new interview with vocalist Adam Macleod. Adam delves into the recording process for the follow-up to the band's previous self-titled album, overcoming challenges and finding the strength to persevere, and much more in the full interview below. More...

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E.N.G.E.L. Posts New Music Video

Panama City act E.N.G.E.L. has released a new music video for the track "Extrañando el ayer," which comes off the band's self-titled album. Check out the video below. The album's track listing is:

1. Ya no hay final
2. Sin Rumbo
3. Por que a mi
4. Cybersex
5. Extranando El Ayer
6. I.O
7. Alta Suciedad
8. Traicion
9. Guerrero
10. Sorpresas
11. Agonia

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Death Engine Streaming "Amen" LP

"Amen," the debut release from France's noise/dark hardcore outfit Death Engine is out now on 10-inch vinyl via Throatruiner Records, Basement Apes, and North Cult Records.

Recorded in a live setting and mixed by producer/engineer Amaury Sauvé at La Senelle (Birds In Row, As We Draw, Direwolves) and then mastered by Sylvain Biguet, "Amen" delivers four tracks of violent and obscure noise in the vein of Playing Enemy, Swans, or Amenra.

You can order and download "Amen" for free on Throatruiner Records' website here. The songs are also available for streaming below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. No Hope 02:30
2. Dallas 02:38
3. Gun 03:47
4. Amen 07:46 More...

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Esoteric Announces U.S. Shows

U.K. doom pioneers Esoteric have announced their first-ever tour in North America. The tour, which starts on September 20th in Soda Springs, CA will run for two weeks before ending on October 5th in Boston, MA. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Esoteric also recently announced a rare appearance at this year's Stella Natura Festival. The Stella Natura festival runs from September 20th through the 22nd and is located in the Sierra Nevada’s Tahoe National Forest. The festival will see Esoteric perform alongside bands like Wardruna (NO), Stargazer (AU), Jarboe, LOSS, Worm Ouroboros, and more.

9/20 - 9/22 : Soda Springs, CA (Stella Natura Festival)
9/23 : Portland, OR @ Ash Street Saloon w/ Cauldron Black Ram (AU)
9/24 : Seattle, WA @ The Highline w/ Anhedonist
9/25 : Boise, ID @ The Shredder w/ Uzala
9/26 : Salt Lake City, UT @ Bar Deluxe w/ Moon of Delirium
9/27 : Colorado Springs, CO @ The Zodiac w/ Stoic Dissention
9/28 : St. Louis, MO
9/29 : Chicago, IL @ TBA
9/30 : Indianpolis, IN @ Beale Street Live w/ Black Goat of the Woods
10/1 : Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
10/2 : Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's
10/3 : Baltimore, MA @ The Metro Gallery w/ Oak
10/4 : New York City, NY @ St. Vitus Bar w/ Black Anvil
10/5 : Boston, MA @ TBA

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Metallica Releases "Through The Never" Trailer

Metallica recently appeared at the 2013 Comic Con to discuss the band's upcoming 3D movie "Through the Never" as well as perform a secret show only available to con goers who had winning raffle tickets.

A preview trailer for the "Through the Never" movie is also now available online, and can be viewed below.

The movie premieres in North America on September 27th, 2013 exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4th, 2013.

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First Division Posts "Dirty Tricks" Video

Hardcore metal band First Division is now launching the video for "Dirty Tricks," which can be viewed below. The shooting took place in Bucharest, with editing done by Laurentiu Nastasa.

"Dirty Tricks" comes off the band's debut album, "Assumed Brain Robbery," to be released in the fall of 2013.

First Division commented on the video: "The song talks about the risky situations when dirty tricks are applied and stands for respect above all. We are glad to present our video clip and proud to release our music to the world." More...

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Napalm Storm Enters The Studio

Spanish Thrash metal act Napalm Storm has just entered Realsound Studio in Italy to record debut album “Harmless Cruelty."

The album is being produced, recorded, and mixed with Wahoomi Corvi (Crysalys, The Way Of Purity). The release date will be announced soon both for Europe and Japan, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Flagellum Dei
2. Legions Of Death
3. Bohemian Reunion
4. Betrayer
5. Slaves Of Divinity
6. Fuck The System
7. Fearcracy
8. Napalm Attack
9. Dynasty Of Tyrants
10. Erased Steps
11. Harmless Cruelty

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Coronatus Unveils Album Art And Title Of New Album

German symphonic metal act Coronatus has revealed that the band's new album will be entitled "Recreatio Carminis." The album artwork is shown below. No track list or release date has been confirmed as of yet.

The new album marks the return of Carmen R. Lorch, who was with the band from 2004-2010.

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Forgotten Tomb Releasing "Vol. 5" On Vinyl

Blackened doom metal act Forgotten Tomb will release the live in-studio album "Vol. 5" for the first time on vinyl on the 27th of August via Agonia Records.

Originally released in 2010 on CD only, the album contains tracks from the 1999-2009 period of the band's activity. All included songs have been re-recorded during one studio session, and some of them come with alternative lyrics.

The release will be available on a double vinyl in 2 versions: 1st limited to 77 copies on a double coloured vinyl (black and orange) with a woven logo patch (10cm x 5,8cm), the 2nd limited to 250 copies on a double orange vinyl with a fat black splatter.

Pre-orders are available at this location and the track listing is as follows:

LP 1
1. Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath cover) / Subway Apathy
2. Solitude Ways
3. A Dish Best Served Cold
4. Disheartenment / Alone / Steal My Corpse
5. Daylight Obsession
6. Papercuts (Nirvana cover)

LP 2
1. Spectres Over Venice
2. Love's Burial Ground
3. Entombed by Winter / House of Nostalgia
4. Scars
5. Depression (Black Flag cover) / Feedback More...

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IWrestledABearOnce Video Interview Available

Steven Bradley and Courtney LaPlante from IWresltedABearOnce sat down with Hot Topic to tell the story about how Courtney joined the band after the departure of previous vocalist Krysta. Check out the clip below.

IWrestledABearOnce will release new album "Late For Nothing" this coming August 6th via Century Media Records. You can hear the new song "I'd Buy That For A Dollar" over at this location.

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Oblivion Signs With Unique Leader

Unique Leader Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with California act Oblivion:

"We are proud to announce that Oblivion has joined the Unique Leader family. Oblivion formed with the intent of creating extreme metal music that will last the ages, music that transcends genres and time.

"The band features an all-star cast of metal musicians: bassist Ben Orum was the founder and primary songwriter in All Shall Perish, lead singer Dr. Nick Vasallo is a professor of music and internationally acclaimed modernist composer, guitarist Victor Dods is completing his PhD in Math, guitarist Ted O'Neill is a 25 year veteran from the scene, and drummer Luis Martinez is a young musical phenom trained by Ndugu Chancler.

"Their debut album 'Called to Rise," which was produced by Zack Ohren of Castle Ultimate Studios (Suffocation, Immolation, Decrepit Birth, Deeds of Flesh) has been unanimously praised by both critics and fans. The self-released debut sold out immediately and is now being reissued by Unique Leader Records.

"Already being heralded as 'the best new death metal band in years,' Oblivion has several unique features which will intrigue the masses. The official worldwide street date for 'Called to Rise' is October 15th." More...

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Ecliptic Dawn Streaming "Elysian Hypnosis" Album

Ecliptic Dawn has posted the full "Elysian Hypnosis" album online for streaming via Bandcamp here. You can also check out the songs below, and the full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Dimensions of Grey 07:22
2. Darkest Rose 04:45
3. Moonless Nights 04:18
4. Curse of Corruption 06:18
5. A Plaintive Cry 04:03
6. She Fades 04:52
7. Of Lust and Sins 05:04
8. Death Multiplies (Depressed Mode Cover) 04:26
9. The Ultimate Eclipse 06:36 More...

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Septekh Releases "Burn It To The Ground" Video

Swedish act Septekh has finished work on an official video for the track "Burn It To The Ground," which can now be viewed below.

"Burn It To The Ground" is a Dark Island Production, directed by Richard Jarnhed, and filmed, edited & post produced by Roland Smedberg. The track "Burn It To The Ground" is taken from the "Apollonian Eyes" EP, which was released earlier this year on Abyss Records. More...

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Deadlock Posts "I'm Gone" Teaser

Deadlock has checked in with the following announcement about posting a new music video teaser trailer online:

"As you probably know we shot a video with Ambitious Films not long ago - the final outcome will be premiered tomorrow Tuesday, at 10 a.m. CET, at EMP's Facebook page! Don't miss it! Meanwhile here's a teaser to shorten the wait."

The track "I'm Gone" comes off the band's new album "The Arsonist," due out July 26th, 2013. You can also watch the lyric video for new song "Dead City Sleepers" at this location.

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Lectamynol Streaming Debut EP

Belgium's extreme metal destroyers Lectamynol have released debut EP "Tools To Wield The Apes" as a free download. This punishing goliath of sound features four vicious tracks that slice apart multiple genres of extreme metal. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Like an insane surgeon Lectamynol stitches together the nastiest elements of death, thrash, black and doom metal into one venemous juggernaut of furious sound that takes no prisoners and makes no apologies. Savage, hypnotic and utterly decimating, Lectamynol attack their audience with a deranged style that is lethal as napalm and brutal as a Boston curb-job. Lectamynol is a departure of sound for the band members, since former outfits include the unrelentlessly heavy doom projects Thee Plague of Gentlemen, GURA, Möse, and AL2 RUIN, among others."

You can check out two tracks below, or hear the full release over at SoundCloud here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Tools To Wield The Apes
2. Unleash
3. Circle of Doom
4. Enemy Awards More...

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Ensnared Reveals Self-Titled Album

Wasting no time in staking their claim for death metal supremacy, Swedish newcomers Ensnared will unleash their self-titled debut mini-album this fall. "Ensnared" is due out September 6th, 2013 through Nuclear Winter.

According to a press release, the fiery quartet mainline the "blackthrashing insanity of '80s South America into a robust, gnarly soundfield that remains both fresh and timeless." The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Adorations
2. With Roots Below
3. Kimiya ye al Molekhat
4. The Hungry Darkness of Death
5. Fields Of Resurrection (CD bonus track)
6. Baneful Blood (CD bonus track) More...

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The Safety Fire Posts "Yellowism" Video

Progressive metallers The Safety Fire are gearing up for the release of their forthcoming second
album "Mouth Of Swords" on the 3rd of September. Now the band is pleased to reveal the next track to be taken from the record. Check out the Jamie Carter directed video for "Yellowism" below.

The Safety Fire also has upcoming U.S. and U.K. tour dates in support of new album "Mouth of Swords." Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Altars Announces "Paramnesia" Release

Australian act Altars will release the "Paramnesia" CD this coming September 6th, 2013 via Nuclear Winter Records. The label comments:

"At long last, one of death metal's best-kept secrets unleashes their debut album: Australian enigmas Altars and their heaving, harrowing Paramnesia. For the past four years, Altars have been quietly honing their craft across a demo, two splits, and a single, but on Paramnesia, the trio tear down all boundaries and set their sights for the abyss and ether alike. For Paramnesia is both death metal of a tangibly sepulchral, cavernously physical construct and yet brims with an almost-metaphysical levity as its serpentine structures and technical ecstasy work their black magick across its eight-song expense, reaching total transcendence during the final trio of tracks which comprise the three-part title track. Witness Altars' Paramnesia and commune with unforgettable energies."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Mare
2. Terse
3. Khaz'neh
4. Solar Barge
5. Husk
6. Descent (Paramnesia, part I)
7. Gibbous (Paramnesia, part II)
8. Ouroboros (Paramnesia, part III) More...

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Dead Announces U.S. Tour

Having spread seeds across at least three continents since the band's 2010 inception, Melbourne, Australia-based duo Dead will return to the U-S-of-A in just a few short weeks on a DIY trek of the finer dives the Northwestern states have to offer.

In 2011, Dead released debut LP, "Thundaaaaah," on Wantage USA and in Australia on its own label, We Empty Rooms. The "Idiots" LP, released in Australia by We Empty Rooms last year, will now see stateside release through Portland label Eolian Empire.

Set for infiltration on 180-gram LP and digital download, Eolian will officially drop "Idiots" on August 13th, just days after Dead ships in for a second tour of duty in the States. Dates for the trek are as follows:

8/08/2013 The Shit Biscuit - Minneapolis, MN w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/09/2013 Ojata Records - Grand Forks, ND w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/10/2013 Why Not Fest - Minot, ND w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/11/2013 TBA - Minot/Bismarck, ND w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/12/2013 The Nameless Cave - Rapid City, SD w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/13/2013 Shooters - Billings, MT w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/14/2013 house show - Bozeman, MT w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/15/2013 Carr's Corner Lounge & Night Club - Spokane, WA w/ Helms Alee, Norska, Hooves
8/17/2013 Total Fest XII - Missoula, MT
8/18/2013 The Know - Portland, OR w/ Rabbits, Towers
8/19/2013 Chop Suey - Seattle, WA w/ The Funeral And The Twilight
8/21/2013 The Victory Bar - Seattle, WA w/ Android Hero, Towers
8/22/2013 Fuck The Weekend Fest - Arcata, CA w/ Towers, more
8/23/2013 The New Frontier - Tacoma, WA w/ Towers, Burning Ghats
8/24/2013 Slabtown - Portland, OR w/ Towers, Beringia More...

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Temple Nightside Announces "Condemnation" Release

Cult metal stronghold Nuclear Winter Records announces September 6th as the international release date for Temple Nightside's "Condemnation" CD/LP. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Hailing from the currently untouchable Australian black metal scene, the mysterious Temple Nightside remain rooted in the blackest arts whilst performing the ancient Metal of Death, self-described as 'Ritualistic Death Metal Necromancy.' And indeed, that's precisely what the Oz duo offer up on their highly anticipated debut album, Condemnation. Churning, gnawing, throbbing, Condemnation is blackened DEATH-fucking-METAL with its soul ripped asunder.

"Each strike upon stretched animal skin and amplified barbed wire, each slice of atmosphere forever descending, each cacophonous bellow from depths unknown - all are in service to infernal forces beyond human comprehension. Temple Nightside give you the keys to your Condemnation. Dark Descent Records is handling the North American release of Condemnation."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Shrine of Summon (The Great Opposer)
2. Exhumation; Miseries Upon Imprecation
3. Abhorrent They Fall...
4. Pillar of Ancient Death (Commune 2.1)
5. Dagger of Necromantic Decay (Eater of Hearts)
6. Ascension of Decaying Forms
7. Command of the Bones (Commune 2.2)
8. Miasma More...

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Mayhem Festival Announces Celebrity Chef Signings

Jägermeister has been a proud sponsor of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival since its inception and this year is no different.

This year the festival stage is being headlined by Machine Head, a legendary JagerWorld experience, The Metal of Honor Award, the brand’s first-ever Guitar Shred-Meister competition, Celebrity Chef signings, and daily artist signings for those of legal drinking age.

Chef Chris Santos will join the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival for the remainder of the summer, where he will be taking part in signings at the Jägermeister booth, co-hosting the Shred-Meister competition, cooking Jägermeister-infused recipes at the official after-parties and for artists, and whipping up private meals for the headlining artists.

“I'm beyond excited to be joining the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival on behalf of Jagermeister and to spread the word about the Jägermeister 'Charred' BBQ Contest happening this summer,” states Santos. “I'll be doing signings daily and roaming the festival all day so if you see me grab me and say hello and we'll chat about Jäger or hit the pit!”

The chef's appearances are all a part of the “Charred, Earn your Place at the Pit” BBQ Competition, a search for the best grill recipes incorporating Jägermeister. The challenge, which kicked off in June, is divided into three categories: Cow, Bird, and Hog, from which Santos selects one winner per category. More...

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Within The Ruins Posts "New Holy War" Video

Western Mass metallers Within the Ruins have released a music video today for their single "New Holy War." Lead singer Tim Goergen offers his thoughts:

"This video depicts exactly what New Holy War is all about. For far too long man has fought and died over religion. Kevin Custer saw what I was going for lyrically and did a awesome job bringing it to life. Enjoy my friends!"

Within the Ruins will be hitting the road shortly on the "South Of The Border" tour supporting All Shall Perish and Oceano on the way to Heavy MTL Festival, held in Montreal. The band will fill in off-days with headlining shows starting with Metairie, LA on July 25th.

On August 20th, Within the Ruins will begin a stretch of tour dates supporting The Acacia Strain. More...

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A Storm Of Light Streaming New Song "Fall"

Today Revolver Magazine offers up a track premiere from New York’s metal conjurers, A Storm of Light. Titled “Fall,” the battering tune serves as the opener of the band’s forthcoming new studio offering, "Nations To Flames."

Give the song a listen in the YouTube clip below. Elaborates founding guitarist/vocalist Josh Graham of the song: “Writing that song truly changed the scope of the record. It paved the way for this album and gave us clarity in what we should be playing.”

"Nations To Flames" was recorded with Travis Kammeyer (OCOAI, Generation Of Vipers) at Fahrenheit Studios in Johnson City, Tennessee, mixed with Matt Bayles (Isis, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Botch, Mastodon) at Red Room Recording in Seattle, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege in Portland.

The 11-track opus includes Soundgraden’s Kim Thayil and Indian/Nachtmystium’s Will Lindsay on select tracks. "Nations To Flames" will be released in the North America via Southern Lord Recordings on September 17th, 2013. More...

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Sworn In To Support Oceano

Sworn In has issued the following announcement about upcoming tour dates with Oceano:

"We're going on tour with Oceano, Reflections, and Adestria next month around the release of 'The Death Card'. Check out the dates and come out to a show."

Sworn In's new album "The Death Card" release on August 20th, and you can hear the new song "Hypocrisy" at this location.

August 19th - Burnsville, MN at The Garage
August 20th - Milwaukee, WI at The Mirimar Theatre
August 21st - Fort Wayne, IN at Sunset Hall
August 22nd - Detroit, MI at The Shelter
August 23rd - Utica, NY at Columbia Place
August 24th - Hartford, CT at Webster Underground
August 25th - Poughkeepsie, NY at The Loft
August 26th - Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock
August 27th - Richmond, VA at Kingdom
August 28th - TBA
August 29th - Douglasville, GA at The 7 Venue
August 30th - Louisville, KY at The Vernon Club
August 31st - Indianapolis, IN at Emerson Theater (No Reflections) More...

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Shining Reveals New Album Artwork

Sweden's Shining (not to be confused with the Norwegian band of the same name that recently released the "One One One" album) will be teaming up with Dark Essence Records to release a new full-length album.

The band today reveals the cover art by Michal Pawlowski, available below. To be titled “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd,” the album will be released in both CD and limited edition black or white 12” vinyl versions, with liner notes by Niklas Kvarforth, and is set to appear on the 23rd of September. All three versions are now available to pre-order from Dark Essence Records at this location or direct from the band here.

While the use of the number 8 ½ may seem a little strange to denote what would effectively be a 9th full-length album from the band, its use is deliberate because “8 ½ – Feberdrömmar I Vaket Tillstånd” is a rather special beast from Shining, consisting as it does of six songs from the “Livets Ändhållplats” and “Angst” era in their original pre-production versions but with the addition of newly recorded bass and guitars, as well as Lars Fredrik Fröslie’s keyboards, which the band didn’t start using until its sixth album.

Additionally, the vocals on each of the tracks will be performed by six different vocalists who have added their own interpretation and given a totally different dimension to all the songs. It’s a project that the Shining founder and frontman has wanted to do for many years now, and according to a press release also "serves as a kick in the teeth to all the bootleggers who have tried to illegally earn money for themselves off the back of the band’s hard work and creativity." More...

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Division Recruits New Drummer

Division has checked in with the following announcement about officially recruiting a new drummer:

"What's that thumping sound? Must be someone playing the drums!

"I figure I’ve put this off long enough – Division would like introduce Mark Taylor as our new drummer. Some of you will know Mark from his recent tenure in Almost Human. We’d like to thank Dan Roem from Cab Ride Home for providing the hookup (long before James left, actually).

"Thus far, Mark is fitting in well, which has to say something pretty awful about his mental state. We’re bringing him up to speed on the material in the standard Division manner – which is to say we’re insulting him when something is wrong – and Dave’s happy to have a FNG to pick on that’s actually 1.) new, and 2.) playing his usual instrument. (Hi, Tim!)

"Look for us to return in the fall, with some new material in addition to a selection of the old stuff."

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Duskmachine Reveals New Album Details

Duskmachine's new self-titled album officially drops on July 26th, 2013 via Massacre Records. From the 26th to the 28th, the album will be available as a digital download for only $5 at Amazon.de.

Mixed by Achim Köhler (Primal Fear, Sinner, Brainstorm) at Indiscreet Audio, "DuskMachine" will feature the following tracks:

01. I Feel No Pain
02. Bloodshed
03. Endless (watch the music video here)
04. DuskMachine
05. Dying In My Skin
06. Conquer All
07. Dripping
08. My Empty Room (Feat. Geoff Downes From YES/ASIA)
09. Hands Of Fate
10. Escaping More...

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GWAR Streaming New Track

GWAR is streaming the new track "Madness at the Core of Time." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Battle Maximus," which is due for release on September 17th via Metal Blade Records.

"Battle Maximus" is the first album to feature new guitarist Pustulus Maximus, who joined the band after the death of Cory Smoot a/k/a Flattus Maximus back in 2011.

Check out "Madness at the Core of Time" here:

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Týr Streaming New Track "Blood Of Heroes"

Týr is streaming the new track "Blood of Heroes." The song appears on the band's upcoming new release "Valkyrja," the first for new label Metal Blade Records. The new album is slated for release on September 13th (G/A/S), September 16th (EU) and September 17th (North America).

"Valkyrja" is a concept album with a story line based loosely around an anonymous Viking age warrior who leaves his woman and goes off to impress the Valkyrie on the battlefield so that she may bring him to Valhalla, or to Fólkvangr, the home of Freyja—the goddess associated with love, sexuality, beauty, fertility, gold, sorcery, war, and death. One can say the album is also indirectly about women and how they affect men and what men will do to impress and obtain women. Frontman and founder Heri Joensen goes on to explain: “the woman that the warrior leaves may represent the earthly women. Freyja, The Lady Of The Slain, may represent the perfection of Women, and the Valkyrie is the link between the two, taking men from earthly to godly women."

The album was produced by Jacob Hansen and the drums were recorded by Nile drummer George Kollias. Check out "Blood of Heroes" here:

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An Interview With Jucifer

Jucifer is a band that, until a few years ago, tangled with a split personality. Their studio albums were a schizo blend of pop, grind, acoustic, and upbeat metal, while their live show was literally a wall of sound (thanks to amps stacked to the ceiling). The difference between the two sides began to close in with 2010’s excellent “Throned in Blood,” and bends further towards each other with the band’s new album, which has a title in Russian and has been called by many fans "The Russian Album." A concept album about the Battle of Stalingrad during World War II and the land it was fought on, Jucifer completely overwhelms the senses over the course of 75 minutes.

They are one of the best live bands around today, thanks in small part to year-round touring that has taken them all over the world in recent years. They have also increased their profile thanks to a constant social media presence. A lot of that is done by the hands of vocalist/guitarist Gazelle Amber Valentine, who can go from a heavenly whisper to a bone-shaking roar in no time flat. I had the chance to send some questions to her via email. She sent me back detailed answers that go into the new album and get into some interesting territory, including the possibility of a covers record in the future. More...

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Seduce The Heaven Issues Vocalist Search Update

Greece's Seduce the Heaven, which split with the band's vocalist last week, has checked in with the following update about searching for a replacement:

"We are extremely happy to see the amount of talent entering our auditions for the new female lead singer position. We would like to thank everyone participating on this and showing professionalism, excitement and great effort to work with us.

"At this stage all singers that meet our criteria will be given some songs from our debut album 'Field Of Dreams,' without the vocals and record over them. On September the best candidates will jam live along with STH in the studio. Then of course we will start working on some new ideas vocally with the best voices from those auditions. One of them will become our new member of the STH family and our new front-woman!

"In the meantime we are really excited to work on new material for our next album! This time the whole band has joined forces on the composition area and we can promise you that the new album will kick some SERIOUS ASS!!"

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Amon Amarth To Tour With Caracass

Swedish melodic death metal outfit Amon Amarth has announced that the group will be embarking on a headline tour of Europe this November and December in support of newly released studio album "Deceiver of The Gods."

Very special guest on all dates will be the legendary Carcass with additional support from Hell. Tickets for all shows can be purchased here. Comments Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg:

"Get ready Europe 'cause we are going on our first head-line tour in about two years, supporting our new album 'Deceiver of the Gods'! We're extremely proud to announce Death Metal legends Carcass as main support, and Britain's most splendid madmen in Hell as opening act! It's time to burn, pillage and plunder across Europe with the most crushing tour package ever!"

Carcass's Jeff Walker comments, "Carcass is extremely flattered & honoured having been press ganged by invitation into thralldom supporting everyone's favourite Nordic Musical Corsairs Amon Amarth. Lock up your daughters, your mothers, your grandmothers and in the case of Carcass your dead grandmothers - this tour is coming to rape & pillage your hearing. .....and leave you in the morning having made you breakfast in bed." More...

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Parasite Inc. Streaming "The End of Illusions"

German metal act Parasite Inc. is streaming another new track "The End of Illusions." The song appears on the upcoming new release "Time Tears Down," which is scheduled to drop on August 2nd via GoodDamn Records.

The track listing is:

1. Fire the Machines
2. Back for War
3. Time Tears Down
4. Chaos Inside
5. Function or Perish (see lyric video)
6. Armageddon in 16 to 9
7. Pulse of the Dead (see music video)
8. The Scapegoat
9. In the Dark
10. Unmeant Outcasts
11. Hatefilled
12. The End of Illusions

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Deals Death Details New Album

Swedish melodic death metal act Deals Death has announced that the band's third release will be entitled "Point Zero Solution." The new CD will be issued on September 13th via Universal/Spinefarm Records. The album is the first to feature new bassist Kammo Olayvar. Pre-orders for the album can be made at this location.

The new album was forged in the deep woods of Grangärde, Sweden and here is band`s statement of the record: "Deals Death brings the good news! The world isn't going to end; it’s only becoming a horrific and gruesome place to inhabit. On September 13th, Deals Death will give you the details of this event as we release our third album via Universal/Spinefarm. Follow this step-by-step description of the process, which breaks down the systems of nature and society. This album contains 11 songs packed with a lyrical edge, delivered with all our blood, sweat and toil!"

Having introduced themselves to a wider audience with last year's "Elite," "Point Zero Solution" shows Deals Death's staying power and musical evolution with lush arrangements, deadlier output through and through and melodic hooks catchier than ever before.

The track listing is:

1. Point Zero Solution
2. Facing The Echoes
3. Escalation
4. Flatline
5. Passion For Infinity
6. The Separation
7. Paramount Authority
8. Beyond Reason
9. Dark Dream Dawn
10. Back To Consciousness
11. Author Of Arts More...

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Warbringer Posts Second In Studio Video

Warbringer posted up a second part in a series of in studio videos on the recording of the band's fourth LP and follow up to "Word Torn Asunder" (2011). The band is currently at The Omen Room Studios in Garden Grove, California. Part one - featuring the drum recordings - can be seen over at this location.

In the second part, vocalist John Kevill speaks about musical direction and lyrical subject for the new release. Check it out here:

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Dark Design Posts Debut Album Preview Clip

U.S. power thrash act Dark Design posted a preview clip from the upcoming debut LP "Prey For the Future." The album drops in September via Heaven and Hell Records.

Since early 2010 the band Dark Design, comprised of members Ray Lewis (guitar), Mike Joyner (guitar), Andrew Bertrand (vocals), and rhythm section Matt (bass) and Robbie Mercer (drums), have built a strong fan base in their local metal scene. The technical prowess and progressive song structuring have often been compared to that of Death, Toxik, and Anacrusis. As buzz of the band began to grow they were requested to play the 2012 Warriors of Metal Festival in Ohio. Meanwhile the band was working on their debut album. Finally, the album recorded by John E Wooten (Widow U.S) and mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios is ready for release.

The track list is as follows:

1. In Medias Res
2. Dark Design
3. No Death
4. Abiding Contempt
5. Welcome To You're Doom
6. Dragonmount
7. Meditations
8. Spice World
9. Dust In The Wind

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