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Metal News for July 22, 2015

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Perihelion Releasing New Album

"Zeng" is the title of the new album friom Hungarian band Perihelion, due out October 19th and available for pre-order here. A teaser trailer can be seen below, and Apathia Records comments on the coming album:

"This is a stellar mix of post rock and metal elements, resulting in an overall abstract imagery translated into music to set you off on a vivid spiritual and cosmic journey, completely sung in Hungarian, for fans of Thy Catafalque and Alcest, featuring artwork by Costin Chioreanu (Mayhem, Sigh, Vulture Industries)."

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Atrorum Signs Record Deal

Apathia Records is proud to announce the signing of avantgarde black metal band Atrorum. The label comments:

"Atrorum is a one-of-a-kind band, mixing multiple elements like folk and electronic music to a crazy black metal which Le Grand Guignol wouldn't have denied, and sung in a total of seven languages (German, English, French, Spanish, Greek, Latin and Russian).

"Nine years after their latest opus, the German duo will release their third album 'Structurae' on November 16th on CD Digipack and Digital via Apathia Records." More...

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Full Godhunter/Destroyer Of Light Split Streaming

After a trickle of song releases from the upcoming "Endsville" split, Godhunter and Destroyer of Light are now unleashing the full platter for aural consumption. Stream both sides of the split below.

"Godhunter vs Destroyer of Light: Endsville" delivers twenty minutes of new material and a cover from each band. The two bands will also soon hit the road together supporting the split on these dates:

7/29/2015 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
7/30/2015 Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, AZ
7/31/2015 The Sandlot - El Paso, TX
8/01/2015 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
8/02/2015 Seventh Circle - Denver, CO
8/03/2015 The Reverb Lounge - Omaha, NE
8/04/2015 Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN w/ Ambassador Gun
8/05/2015 LiveWire Lounge - Chicago, IL
8/06/2015 Shakespere's Pub - Kalamazoo, MI @ Fat Guy Fest
8/07/2015 Fifth Quarter Lounge - Indianapolis, IN
8/08/2015 Magnolia Bar - Louisville, KY
8/09/2015 Pour House - Raleigh, NC
8/10/2015 The Empty Glass - Charleston, WV
8/11/2015 Gooski's - Pittsburgh, PA
8/12/2015 Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
8/13/2015 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY w/ Immortal Bird
8/14/2015 KoTo - Salem, MA
8/15/2015 The Outer Space & Ballroom - Hamden, CT @ Death To False Metal Fest
8/16/2015 Kung Fu Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/17/2015 The Depot - Baltimore, MD
8/18/2015 Thomas Creek Brewery - Greenville, SC
8/19/2015 The Basement - Atlanta, GA
8/20/2015 Vino's Pizza Pub Brewery - Little Rock, AR
8/21/2015 Saturn Bar - New Orleans, LA
8/22/2015 Holy Mountain - Austin, TX More...

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Primitive Race Streaming "Addict Now"

Industrial group Primitive Race will release a self-titled debut album on August 7th via Metropolis Records. Today a new song from the album titled "Addict Now" comes online and can be heard below.

Primitive Race was founded by album producer Chris Kniker (Lords of Acid, RevCo) and includes players Graham Crabb (Pop Will Eat Itself), Erie Loch (Luxt, Dream In Red), Tommy Victor (Prong, Danzig), Mark Thwaite (Peter Murphy, Mob Research), Dave “Rave” Ogilvie (Skinny Puppy, Jackalope), Josh Bradford (Revolting Cocks, Simple Shelter), Andi Sexgang (Sex Gang Children), Kourtney Klein (Combichrist, Army on The Dancefloor), and Mark Brooks (Warlock Pinchers, Night Club). More...

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After The Burial's Justin Lowe Passes Away

Late last month After The Burial parted ways with guitarist Justin Lowe after he posted a rambling paranoid rant about the other band members, prompting a statement about Lowe suffering from mental health issues.

After going missing earlier this week, we are saddened to announce that Lowe has passed away and apparently died in a fall. RiverTowns.net reports:

St. Croix County authorities on Wednesday released the identity of the man whose body was found near the St. Croix River. The deceased man was identified as 32-year-old Justin A. Lowe of Vadnais Heights, Minn., according to St. Croix County Chief Deputy Scott Knudson.

Lowe's body was discovered by a hiker early Tuesday beneath the Arcola High Bridge connecting Minnesota and the town of Somerset. Knudson said Lowe had been reported missing July 18 in Washington County, Minn. Foul play was not suspected, Knudson said, adding that the cause of death was consistent with a fall.

Our condolences to the band members and family of Lowe, and if you'd like to leave a message to the band you can do so at Facebook here.

Read the full article at RiverTowns.net.

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Altar/Cartilage Split Seeing Re-Issue

It was in 1992 when two promising bands from the Swedish & Finnish death metal scenes released a split album that now, 23 years later, it's one of the most cult splits ever released in the early 90's.

Unfortunately, Cartilage never recorded anything after that and although Altar did a few demos later on, the group disbanded shortly after.

But the legacy still lives and this split album (originally released through former Xtreem Music label Drowned Productions) now gets a re-issue in form of a double CD with 7 bonus tracks by each band taken from early demos - that's a total of 14 songs from each group.

All songs have been remastered (not remixed!) for an optimal sound, preserving the essence from the originals, and the split also comes with new cover artwork, a remake of the original one made by cult Finnish artist Turkka G. Rantanen.

The 2-CD version is set for an August 20th release and in the meantime, you can listen to one track by each band below. More...

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Throne Of Malediction Offering New Single

Following "Ceremonial Blood" and "Out Of Darkness Comes Light," U.S. metal band Throne Of Malediction is now gearing up for a third album release.

The band's new full-length album "Dead in Dreams" is due out on August 24th, 2015 via Torn Flesh Records.

Ahead of that release, a new song is now online and available for streaming or download. Check out "Through The Sorrow" below, or grab a free digital copy at the Throne Of Malediction Bandcamp page here. More...

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Locusta Kicking Off U.S. Tour

The Ohio grinding progressive death engineers from Locusta are packing up their weaponry for the "Primordial Death" summer tour.

Set to commence tomorrow (July 23rd) in Lexington, the tour will raze sixteen cities, coming full circle and drawing to a close on August 8th in Covington, Kentucky. The band will be joined by fellow Buckeye State death metallers, Faithxtractor, for a bulk of the journey as well an assortment of brutalizers throughout the tour including Mutant Supremacy, Noisem and Tombstalker.

Locusta will be touting material from a self-titled debut and the "Dendromorphosis" EP. Catch the band live on the upcoming dates listed below. More...

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Zardonic Produces Main Theme For NBC WSOF

International electronic metal producer Zardonic has brought his signature aggressive bass to the extreme sports and fighting world with his newest single "Bring It On" (Feat. Mikey Rukus), out now through eOne Music.

The now NBC MMA World Series of Fighting main theme is a hard-hitting, unapologetic electronic metal anthem with bellicose lyrics from MMA music legend Mikey Rukus. Zardonic also comments:

"This is an example of the direction we're taking for the new Zardonic album on eOne. Working with Mikey Rukus was an absolute pleasure and thanks to James Jeda CEO of Rocktagon Worldwide we put this insane collaboration together four months ago, and now it's the Main Theme of World Series Of Fighting and is being heard by millions all over the world on NBC. I'm yet to know what it means to be happier than this!" More...

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Crumbsuckers Streaming Rare Recordings

Hardcore/thrash crossover act Crumbsuckers is streaming two tracks from the band's upcoming digital release of early rare recordings, "Demos" and "Live at CBGB 1984-1985."

The two albums will release this Friday, along with "Basement Tapes," via Dead City Records. Stream "Be Yourself" from "Live at CBGB 1984-1985" and "Live to Work" from "Demos" in the SoundCloud clips provided below.

Compiled by original singer Dave Brady, this will be the first time these recordings will be available digitally. All recorded before Brady's departure from the band, "Demos" features early versions of songs which later appeared on the band's debut album "Life of Dreams."

"Basement Tapes" includes early and alternate versions of songs recorded in their rawest form, originally meant for the band's ears only and recorded at various early practice sessions.

Finally, "Live at CBGB 1984-1985" contains great quality early live recordings from the CBGB's soundboard. Dead City Records is proud to make the tracks available digitally worldwide for the first time.

"Direct from my personal archive of recordings comes the early days of Crumbsuckers material," commented Brady. "These are some of the earliest surviving recordings of the band, and you can hear the progress from our punk rock roots to what would be called the 'crossover' days of the mid-80s. This is the whole enchilada - from basement tapes, to pro demos and some choice early CBGB board recordings." More...

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Die Choking Posts New Song "Death's Waveform"

Philadelphia's unchained grind trio Die Choking will release a third recording and very first full-length titled "III" this October through The Compound Recs.

Today the first single from the record has come online - check out "Death's Waveform" below. Issues founding bassist/vocalist Paul Herzog on the upcoming album:

"Die Choking's forthcoming album 'III' is a dastardly Americanized reinterpretation of Plato's allegory of the cave. It is a dense work and presents a politicized metaphysical cycle: origin, liberation, corruption, falter, violent degradation, decay, and rebirth. 'III' is a brutal reference to both ancient and modern interpretations of existence, morality, and politics.

"This album is a short, simple and a delightfully entropic vision. It presents a nihilistic emergence from ignorance that is met not by a joyous embrace of eternal knowledge but is heralded by a vision of an eternal, ever-stretching graveyard. It is here that coffin after coffin and grave upon grave stretches into the forever." More...

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Drew Shoup of Warbeast Severly Injures Fingers

Drew Shoup of Warbeast will receive surgery to repair tendon and nerve damage to his fingers. The Warbeast guitarist severed 3 tendons and damaged nerves in his fingers due to accident involving a blender blade. Warbeast posted the following update via Facebook:

"Hey everyone… I have an update on our new Warbeast guitarist Drew Shoup. I know everyone has been concerned after his freak accident the other night to his fingers. I have some bad and good news to report.

First of all for those that aren’t aware of what happened….
Drew was washing a blender blade for like 2 seconds and right then their cat tried to jump up on the fridge. She missed and landed on his hand and it forced it onto the blade. It sliced them down to the bone… ouch!!! He was rushed to the ER and they gave him stitches that night.

Today he went to see a hand specialist. The bad news is that he severed 3 tendons and a bunch of nerves. At the moment he has no feeling or movement in his index finger. He will have to schedule a surgery for next week for them to put it all back together.

Now for the good news… right after the surgery, he will have to therapy for awhile and they’re telling him that it should all heal 100%. The timeframe on that is a guess right now… but Drew says he’s determined to work hard and get back to playing as soon as possible. So we are hoping for about 6-8 weeks for the best case scenario. More...

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One Day Waiting Reveals "The Key"

"The Key," a brand new EP by One Day Waiting, will be distributed in North America via Digmetalworld Records on both digital and CD formats at the end of August.

This new EP was recorded and mixed by Roy Thompson and mastered by Mike Kalajian. The artwork was designed by Ashley Gray, while the track listing is as follows:

1. The Key
2. Fear Itself (watch the music video here)
3. Deadly Voices
4. Break Free
5. Rise
6. Reflections
7. Worse Than Death

One Day Waiting upcoming shows:

August 13 - Santos House, Manhattan NY
August 21 - The Chance, Poughkeepsie NY More...

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The Black Dahlia Murder Streaming New Song

The Black Dahlia Murder has released the scathing new track "Receipt,” taken from the band’s upcoming full-length album "Abysmal," which comes out on September 18th on Metal Blade Records. Check it out below.

Trevor Strnad (vocals) states: “The song, ‘Receipt,' is a very personal and emotional one for me. I wrote the lyrics in my darkest hour, when anxiety had bested me and self loathing had come to an ultimate head. I was alone. I felt like I couldn't create anything, and I was about to lose all that in life that I hold dear to me to failure.

"The song was a cathartic release and I hope it can be some kind of help to someone out there who feels the same darkness. I truly love the song and I feel like its one of the best this band has ever written, and I thank you all for listening.”

If you missed it, the previously posted track "Vlad, Son Of The Dragon" can also still be heard at this location. More...

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De Profundis Releasing New Album

Following the "Frequencies" EP from last summer, De Profundis will release new album "Kingdom Of The Blind" via Wickerman Recordings on September 28th, 2015. The artwork and track listing can be viewed below, while Wickerman Recordings comments:

"'Kingdom Of The Blind' featuring ten stunning tracks of progressive, melodic death metal, being without any doubt the finest album to bear the De Profundis name. More challenging, more extreme, more captivating and addictive than anything they have released before, 'Kingdom Of The Blind' will thrill De Profundis devoted fans and draw many new listeners into their cult of technically breathtaking, atmospheric death metal mastery. The album comes complete with some wonderfully evocative artwork, courtesy of Costin Chioreanu, renowned for his work with Arch Enemy, Darkthrone, At The Gates, Grave and many others."

1. Overture
2. Kult of the Orthodox
3. Illumination
4. All Consuming
5. Kingdoms of the Blind
6. Beyond the Threshold
7. A Strange Awakening
8. The Antagonist
9. Thrown to the Wolves
10. In Solitude More...

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Katakylsm Premieres First Of 10 Music Videos

Canadian death metal icons Kataklysm premiered the first of ten new music videos, one for each track on the new album "Of Gods and Ghosts," which is set to drop worldwide July 31st via Nuclear Blast Records. A video will premiere every day until release, with "Breaching the Asylum" available in the player below.

The band commented: "'Breaching The Asylum' is a video depicting the different religions, cults and ideology that control most of our society. The song questions the need for humanity to belong to something greater than the physics of the universe and the dangers of its fanatics to silence free will."

The track list for the album is:

1. Breaching The Asylum
2. The Black Sheep (streaming here)
3. Thy Serpents Tongue (streaming here)
4. Soul Destroyer (streaming here)
5. Vindication
6. Marching Through Graveyards
7. Shattered
8. Hate Spirit
9. Carrying Crosses
10. The World Is A Dying Insect

Check out "Breaching the Asylum" here: More...

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Day Of The Shred 2015 Lineup Revealed

This fall, The Day of the Shred Festival returns to Southern California presenting a diverse lineup of heavy music acts.

Billed as an experience "to gather the living and remember the dead," The Day of the Shred will take place on November 1st (Dia de los Muertos) in Santa Ana, CA. Celebrating monolithic riffs, skateboarding and the souls of the departed, the second annual festival will be an all day, all ages event.

Tickets for the 2015 Day of the Shred Festival are on sale now at this location. Early bird general admission tickets are $59 (+ tax) and a limited VIP ticket package (which includes express entry, a signed festival screen print, access to the artist lounge, complimentary microbrew and snacks, a limited edition record bag and an exclusive Thief X Obey concert shirt) is also available. The band lineup consists of: More...

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Avatar Announces U.S. Tour With Huntress

The Swedish visual masterminds from Avatar have announced a new batch of U.S. tour dates starting this fall.

The dates will serve as the last time the band sees American soil while supporting the "Hail The Apocalypse" record. "We are heading towards the final curtain call of the apocalypse," says frontman Johannes Eckerström.

The band plans to begin work on a new album at the end of the year, with a release planned for 2016. Eckerström continues, "The hymns will be played one more time before we close this chapter and you need to be there. Destruction and decay is best viewed from a front row seat and as always, we intend to mix things up bring the freaky in ways we haven't before."

Support will come from Huntress, Gemini Syndrome, and First Decree. The new Huntress album "Static" will be released on September 25th, 2015 on Napalm Records. More...

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Iron Spell Shows Off Some "Black Candle Light"

Chilean traditional/speed metal act Iron Spell is streaming a second new track from the upcoming debut full length effort "Electric Conjuring." Check out "Black Candle Light" from the album streaming in the player below.

The album is expected for release via Empire Records later this year, with details expected soon. Check out the track here:

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Logan Mader Returns With Once Human

There are situations in life that you just cant foresee, never mind plan for: magical moments that call for spontaneous decisions and often change our lives forever. It was a moment like this that Logan Mader (Ex- Machine Head, Soulfly) experienced in spring 2014, when a short guitar demo video by the unknown singer and multi-instrumentalist Lauren Hart was played to him. The guitarist, composer, and producer was asked to work with Lauren.

"We met up and discovered that our artistic visions had so much in common," recalls Mader from that fateful first encounter. "Most of the productions I'm offered are subject to commercial aspects. But her vision was so pure, so unusual and passionate, I was immediately inspired. After a couple months and a few songs in, I was compelled to play again and join the band. And so Once Human was born."

The band releases its debut album "The Life I Remember" on September 4, 2015 through earMUSIC.

Its been twelve years since Mader was last involved in a band. Back in 1992, he was a co-founding member of Machine Head, recording "Burn My Eyes" (1994) and "The More Things Change" (1997). He then went on to join the Soulfly fold, actively contributing to the 1998 debut album. Together with Whitfield Crane from Ugly Kid Joe he subsequently founded the outfit Medication, but from 2003 concentrated exclusively on his studio activities.

Created under Mader's direction were albums by Five Finger Death Punch, Fear Factory and DevilDriver, among others. He comments: "I really enjoyed my time with Machine Head and Soulfly, but was determined to work as a producer. With Once Human, I've come full circle. After leaving the stage and working in the studio for 12 years, I feel like I have grown to reach an apex in my musical career. One that made me crave the stage once again. Lauren's vision of the music she wanted to create was exactly what I needed. Once Human was my awakening." More...

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Against The Plagues Signs With Non Serviam

Non Serviam Records has issued the following brief announcement about inking a deal with Against The Plagues:

"We are proud to announce the signing of U.S. based black/death metallers Against the Plagues! The band is working on a new album that will be released later this year through Non Serviam. Stay tuned for further updates."

Against The Plagues also added in a post at Facebook: Against the Plagues has signed a record deal with Non Serviam Records from The Netherlands!! We feel Non Serviam Records will be a great partner for our upcoming endeavours, and will help us with exposure of our new release. Against the Plagues would like to thank Non Serviam owner Ricardo Gelok for his professionalism, and his confidence in our band. We believe our cooperation will open a more exciting chapter for the band's future." More...

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Soto Announces European Tour Dates

Soto - featuring ex-Yngwie Malmsteen/Talisman vocalist Jeff Scott Soto - announced a string of tour dates in support of the album "In the Vertigo," released back in January. The confirmed "Live in the Vertigo" dates - set for early fall - are as follows:

16.9. Sala Boveda, Barcelona, Spain
17.9. Sala Lemon, Madrid, Spain
18.9. Sala Custom, Seville, Spain
19.9. Festival, Alicante, Spain
20.9. Centro Civico Delicias, Zaragoza, Spain
23.9. Backstage, Budapest, Hungary
24.9. Garage Deluxe, Munich, Germany
25.9. Hall of Fame, Wetzikon, Switzerland
26.9. Rock In Park/Legend Club, Milan, Italy
28.9. Melodka, Brno, Czech Republic
29.9. Nova Chmelnice, Prague, Czech Republic

More dates are expected to be announced soon. More...

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Izegrim Enters The Studio

The Dutch death thrash ragers from Izegrim have entered Soundlodge Studio, the German-based recording studio owned by Jörg Uken, to begin tracking the follow-up to 2013’s "Congress Of The Insane."

This upcoming new album is now scheduled for an early 2016 release. The cover art will be designed by Björn Gooßes from Killustrations design studio.

Guitarist Jeroen Wechgelaer had the following to say: “This album will be a logical follow-up to ‘Congress Of The Insane.’ This time around, we’re taking the villain’s point of view. It’s going to be intense, catchy and furious. We can’t wait to release this beast!”

"Congress Of The Insane" was released on September 15th, 2013 via Listenable Records. The album contains 11 songs, including "Manifest Of A Megalomaniac," which features a guest appearance by Sabina Classen from Holy Moses. Izegrim consists of:

Jeroen Wechgelaer - Guitar
Marloes Voskuil - Bass/Vocals
Bart Van Ginkel - Guitar
Ivo Maarhuis – Drums

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Killfloor Mechanic Posts Lyric Video For New Track

German melodic death metal act Killfloor Mechanic - formed by members of Incubator, including guitarist and producer extraordinaire Lasse Lammert - released a lyric video for the new track "The Award." The song will appear on the follow up to the 2013 debut release "Estimated Time Of Death."

Check back for updates on new material soon. In the meantime, the band promised "it'll be dancable...we promised it'll still have blast beats..." - so check out "The Award":

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The Murder Of My Sweet Is "Always The Fugitive"

Swedish cinematic/gothic metal act The Murder Of My Sweet is streaming the new track "Always the Fugitive," the fourth cut from the band's third full length studio effort "Beth Out of Hell." The album drops on August 21, 2015 via Frontiers Music srl.

The track list for the album is:

1. Hell on Earth
2. The Awakening
3. World in Ashes
4. Always the Fugitive
5. Bitter Love
6. Still
7. The Humble Servant
8. Requiem for a Ghost
9. Euthanasia
10. Tide After Tide
11. Poets by Default
12. Heaven Succumb
13. Means to an End

Check out "Always the Fugitive" here: More...

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Anvil Lanches Pledge Campaign For New Album

Canadian metal legends Anvil has launched a pledge campaign for the successor album to "Hope In Hell" (reviewed here).

The band comments: "After years of having record labels being in between the band and our fans, we’re finally at a point in our history to directly connect.

"We are proud to announce to our fans that they can keep in personal touch with the band and be directly involved in the process of creating the next Anvil album. This will be the first time that we’ve used a crowd-funding approach and we are fully confident in our fans to really pitch in and help.

"Considering that almost anyone aware of Anvil knows our long and sometimes brutal history, we’re hoping you would be honored to help and prove us right in our belief in you…and we promise another top notch Anvil recording that we can enjoy for many years into the future…."

The campaign can be accessed at this location. Perk packages ranging from a signed CD to a private viewing of Robb Reiner's art collection, to one of Steve "Lips" Kudrow's amps can all be had. More...

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New Album From Serpents Of Secrecy Underway

After weeks of auditions, reactivated southern doom bringers, Serpents Of Secrecy - featuring ex-Sixty Watt Shaman members, bassist Rev. Jim Forrester (Foghound), drummer Chuck Dukehart III (Foghound) and guitarist Todd Ingram (King Giant) -- is very pleased to welcome current Gypsy Chief Goliaths/former Mighty Nimbus frontman, Al Yeti Bones, to the mic.

Serpents Of Secrecy was initially forged in 2013, but ultimately put on hold while Rev. Jim, Dukehart III, and Ingram participated in the reformation of Sixty Watt Shaman. However, following two years of performances including DesertFest Berlin and London, the increasingly difficult challenges related to schedules and logistics within the Sixty Watt camp led to the revival of Serpents Of Secrecy.

Recording of a full-length album is already underway in Baltimore, Maryland at Magpie Cage Studios with J. Robbins (Clutch, Wino, The Sword etc.). The first round of tracking is complete and additional sessions are planned in the coming weeks. "We were working with several candidates and heard some great vocalists but Al's demos had the attack, passion and feel that best matched the music we're writing," said Ingram of the decision to bring in Yeti Bones. "His performances were the first ones where all three of us thought, 'yep, this is our guy.' And his enthusiasm for this project has truly been impressive. He sent us vocal takes less than twenty-four hours after receiving the rough tracks." More...

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42 Decibel Is "Rolling In Town" With New LP

With the impressive debut album "Hard Rock 'n' Roll" (2013), sweating from every pore the shimmering heat of South American megacities and stylistically influenced by legends such as AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top or Creedence Clearwater Revival, 42 Decibel caused a sensation for the first time two years ago.

42 Decibel knows only one religion: traditional rock 'n' roll guaranteed to make even the hardest men’s muscles turn to jelly mash! Now on their second album "Rolling In Town," the band from Argentina makes no secret of the fact that nothing but audiophilic wholefood is going to be served here.

"Rolling In Town" will be released by Steamhammer/SPV as CD, vinyl and download on September 18th (EU) and October 2nd (USA) via Steamhammer/SPV Records.

More information on the album is expected soon. More...

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Redemption Signs With Metal Blade Records

Los Angeles based progressive metal act Redemption has completed work on the new album and follow up to 2011's "This Mortal Coil." The band has signed on to Metal Blade Records for the reelase.

Redemption is helmed by Nick van Dyk (guitars, keyboards), and includes legendary prog vocalist Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Engine), bassist Sean Andrew and drummer Chris Quirarte, as well as guitarist Bernie Versailles, who is presently on a medical leave of absence from the band.

Nick van Dyk commented on signing with Metal Blade: "We are incredibly fired up to join the Metal Blade family. Brian and his team have been friends for years and many of them have been supporters of the band from early days, and the influence of Brian and his label on the history of heavy music is indelible. We're working with friends who are passionate about the music and who are and some of the best in the world at what they do - Redemption is really excited about our collaborations to come!" More...

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Narnia Guitarist C.J. Grimmark Injured In Fall

Swedish metal act Narnia reported that guitarist C.J. Grimmark (Carl-Johan Grimmark) (Rob Rock/Planet Alliance/Empire 21) was injured in a fall from a cliff and is currently in the hospital to undergo a series of operations. According to the band, Grimmark is badly hurt, having sustained multiple fractures in his legs.

On its Facebook page, the band commented: "Our guitar player...CJ Grimmark is badly hurt and broke several [bones] in his [legs] and foot when he fell from a cliff yesterday. He is on a hospital now and they will do operations. Please pray for the doctors and the team around CJ to make this as good as possible in this very moment so he will recover soon. Please pray for CJ and and the family for rest, health, strength and to take away the pain."

Narnia regrouped in 2014 after a four year hiatus and is currently working on new material. The band's next scheduled gig is August 15th at Sävsjö Celebration. More...

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King Savage To Release "Full Speed Ahead" Debut

German sleaze hard rock act King Savage will issued the debut album "Full Speed Ahead" via City of Lights Records on July 24th.

With "Full Speed Ahead" you can expect a dirty sleaze mixture of L.A. Guns, Junkyard, AC/DC and Guns N’Roses...so the band invites you to "enjoy it with beer, bourbon and boobs."

Check out the title track streaming below. The track list for the album is:

1. Gimme 5
2. Full Speed Ahead
3. Bastards
4. Wild Life Fever
5. Booze of sin
6. Loser
7. Burnout
8 .Groove
9. Got it?!
10. Down the Drain
11. The Wolf (Bonus Track) (First Run Limited Edition Only) More...

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To The Pain Askes "Is It My Turn To Die?"

Long Island thrash act To The Pain is streaming the track "Is it My Turn to Die?." The song is featured on the latest release "7," which was issued this past Monday.

"7" is a heavy dose of “Big 4” style thrash with some Testament, Iron Maiden, King Diamond and Racer X thrown in. It’s classic metal with big choruses and loads of guitars. Led by the powerful vocals of John Intagliata, the dual guitar work of Steve Shaver (who was considered for Doro’s touring band) and Craig Piano, while Jeremy Lustig (bass) and Jimmy Klimatas (drums) bringing the thunder. Combined, they are heavy, loud and know how to reel metal heads in with their catchy choruses. The album was produced at The Locker where Shaver served as engineer and producer.

The track listing is:

1. The March For Mankind - Heavens Carnage
2. 7 (streaming here)
3. KillZone
4. Is it My Turn to Die?
5. Cry Out For Justice
6. Dont Eat The Eyes

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Wolfheart Issues Third "Shadow World" Teaser Clip

Wolfheart posted up a third in a series of in studio footage and preview snippets for the sophomore album "Shadow World." The album will be issued via Spinefarm Records on August 21st.

The track listing is:

1. Aeon of Cold see music video here)
2. Zero Gravity
3. Storm Centre
4. Last Of
5. All Winters
6. Nemesis
7. Abyss
8. Resistance
9. Veri

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21 Octayne Posts Details On New Album "2.0"

German rockers 21 Octayne - featuring Luca Turilli's Rhapsody drummer Alex Landenburg and Axxis guitarist Marco Wriedt - will release the highly-anticipated sophomore album entitled "2.0" on September 25th (EU) and October 2nd (USA) via AFM Records.

Following the successful debut "Into The Open" in 2014 (see review here), the band has crafted 10 new diverse, powerful rock songs for the new record (3 additional tracks will be featured on the limited digipak).

The track list and cover art are as follows:

1. Devil In Disguise
2. Take Me Back
3. When You Go
4. Love's Just A Heartbreak Away
5. Take Me Away
6. Lost
7. The Circle
8. Date With Myself
9. Fly Away
10. Tale Of A Broken Child More...

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"Wall Of Death": Recorded With 360° Cam Technology

Spanish YouTube channel "Metalovision" is streaming video footage of the first "wall of death" ever recorded with 360° camera technology. The 360° video was shot during Heaven Shall Burn's July 18th performance at the Resurrection Fest in Spain.

Make the video streaming below full screen and turn around yourself to see it as if you were part of the show.

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Megadeth: Pro-Shot Footage Of New Lineup Posted

Megadeth's new lineup made its live debut - showcasing new members Kiko Louriero of Angra on guitars and guest drummer Chris Adler of Lamb of God - last Saturday at the Festival D'été De Québec, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Pro-Shot video footage of the performance can be seen now below.

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Arphael Premieres Full-Album Stream Of New Album

Ukrainian one-man atmospheric technical progressive death metal outfit Arphael premieres the full-album stream of the new album "Ambigram".

Check out now the entire new album below.

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Funeste Premieres New Track

Hailing from Montreal, Canada atmospheric and experimental black metal duo Funeste premieres the track "Hilkhot Avodat Kokhavim", taken from the band's debut EP "Le Triomphe du Charnier", which will be out in mid-September via Black Element Productions. The EP was mixed by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice).

Check out now "Hilkhot Avodat Kokhavim" below.

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We Came As Romans Premieres Full New Album Stream

We Came As Romans is streaming its self-titled new album in its entirety and ahead of its release this coming Friday, July 24th via Equal Vision. Check out now the official pre-release full-album stream of "We Came As Romans" below.

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Suburban Scum Premieres New Music Video

Suburban Scum premieres a new music video for the title track of the upcoming new album "Ultimate Annihilation", which is set to drop October 23rd via Closed Casket Activities.

Check out now "Ultimate Annihilation" below.

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King Conquer Posts New Track "Death Bed"

Naples, Florida outfit King Conquer premieres the new track "Death Bed" below, which is the first new song in two years.

You can catch King Conquer on the "Death Take Me Home Tour" with Here Comes The Kraken, Adaliah, Dealey Plaza, and Enterprise Earth.

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