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Metal News for July 25, 2013

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36 news articles posted on this day.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Naked and Stoned

The Illinois rock band, Slam Bang, have released a video for "Naked And Stoned", the first single from their new album, 'Everyday Is A Party.’ The song was written about the hot summer nights in Chicago. For those that have experienced those hot summer nights in Chicago you know that includes high humidity. This has nothing to do with the video, but it is awful and equally as bad as those long winter nights that bring thirty below wind chills. More...

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Ire Clad Posts "In My Head" Video

Ithaca, NY act Ire Clad has released the director's cut music video of "In My Head," which can be found below. For more info on Ire Clad, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Sinheresy Signs With Bakerteam

Bakerteam Records has checked in with the following announcement about inking a deal with Sinheresy for the release of a new album:

"Formed in 2009 and inspired by power metal bands such as Nightwish, Kamelot and Edenbridge, Sinheresy soon developed a unique blend of metal by adding a wider range of influences going from the Dark sound of Sirenia and Within temptation to the Power/Progressive approach of Symphony X and Children Of Bodom.

"Their first EP 'The Spiders And The Butterfly' attracted very positive reactions from fans and critics alike and it was followed by the videoclip for the song 'Temptation Flame' and an increasing number of live shows.

"After having signed a record deal with Bakerteam Records, Sinheresy are now ready to announce the release of their debut album 'Paint The World,' recorded between Fear Studios and Studio 73 (Ephel Duat, Extrema) in Ravenna, Italy and displaying the 'cinematographic' side of their music like never before.

"'Paint The World' was mixed and mastered at Fascination Street Studios in Varberg, Sweden, by Johan Örnborg and Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Amon Amarth, Opeth, Paradise Lost)."

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John Tole Announces Live Shows, Album Release

John Tole is an international touring comic and tattooed metalhead set to take the reins with his current stand-up tour and upcoming comedy album. John is pleased to announce his recent signing with Stand Up! Records and "Reign In Laughs" is due out on September 10th, 2013 release. Catch John Tole on these dates:

7/26-27 Hammond IN @ Horseshoe Casino with The Ronnie Mund Block Party (Stern Show)
8/2 San Antonio TX @ Blind Tiger
8/3 Bryan TX @ Club Revolution
8/9-10 Fort Worth TX @ Hyenas Comedy Night Club
8/17 Austin TX @ The Velveeta Room CD Release Show
8/28-31 Austin TX @ Cap City Comedy Club w Joe Derosa
9/4 New Bedford MA @ Comedy X
9/6-7 Boston MA @ Nick's Comedy Stop
9/11 Manchester NH @ The Shaskeen
9/12 Providence RI @ The Comedy Connection w Mick Foley
9/13-14 Providence RI @ The Comedy Connection w Big Jay Oakerson
9/25-28 Las Vegas NV @ The World Series of Comedy
10/3-5 Houston TX @ The Joke Joint Comedy Showcase
10/6-26 US Tour with The Legion of Dudes More...

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Nami Reveals New Album Release

Andorra’s progressive metal alchemists Nami recently completed the recording of their upcoming new studio album.

Titled "The Eternal Light of the Unconscious Mind," the band’s second full-length and follow-up to the 2011 opus “Fragile Alignments,” was mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö, Sweden and is scheduled for release in Europe via Graviton Music Services and in Canada via Year of the Sun on November 4th, 2013. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Centered around dreams and the unconscious, the album boasts an incredibly rich sonic palette that veers from powerful, dark metal to contemplative and dreamlike ambiences, resulting in the band’s most focused and captivating effort to date. Additionally, 'The Eternal Light of the Unconscious Mind' features the contributions of The Ocean’s Loïc Rossetti and Persefone’s Carlos Lozano and Marc Martins on some tracks." More...

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Ancient VVisdom Releases New Video

“In horror, we are joined together to unveil the ‘Never Live Again’ music video,” proclaims Ancient VVisdom vocalist Nathan Opposition as he reveals the haunting clip for the occult/dark rock group’s new single, taken from sophomore release “Deathlike.”

Directed by Nathan Daughdrill (Neight Media), “Never Live Again” can be seen below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

“In this video,” says Opposition, “we wanted to portray horror and the fine art of self-awakening. The executioner stands as the final act of judgment upon your mortal existence. Because we’re all dying to live, I challenge the listeners and viewers to go beyond the realms of their own consciousness to expand the mind into a new positive reality while they still have time. Inspired by Black Sabbath’s ‘Killing Yourself To Live,’ I wrote this song to invoke change. I believe this generation needs to learn a thing or two about their own existence.” More...

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Author & Punisher Gearing Up For Tour

In just one week Author & Punisher – one Tristan Shone -- will embark upon a 19-date North American trek supporting Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals. Fittingly dubbed the Technicians Of Distortion Tour, the long-anticipated journey will commence July 31st in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Additional support will be provided by Warbeast.

Comments Shone of the upcoming adventure: “I knew I had to step it up when Phil asked me to join this tour...the result is my most ambitious live undertaking. I have worked myself to a bloody pulp soldering, rewiring, building, to make things stronger, louder and more devastating. I also am bringing a small team along with me as well to help with live video streaming, cameras etc. This will for sure be a raucous affair not to be missed...."

w/ Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Warbeast
7/31/2013 Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
8/02/2013 Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
8/03/2013 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
8/04/2013 Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
8/05/2013 Melody Inn – Indianapolis, IN*
8/06/2013 House of Blues – Cleveland, OH
8/07/2013 The Intersection – Grand Rapids, MI
8/09/2013 Royal Oak Music Theatre – Royal Oak, MI
8/10/2013 Opera House – Toronto, ON
8/11/2013 The Monkey House – Winooski, VT*
8/13/2013 The Palladium – Worcester, MA
8/14 /2013 Upstate Concert Hall – Clifton Park, NY
8/15/2013 Radio, Somerville, MA*
8/16/2013 Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
8/17/2013 Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA
8/18/2013 The Fillmore – Silver Spring, MD
8/20/2013 The Masquerade – Heaven Stage – Atlanta, GA
8/22/2013 Tipitinas – New Orleans, LA
8/25/2013 The Complex – Glendale, CA*
* Author & Punisher only More...

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No Sir Streaming New Song

No Sir unleashes a new track upon the world today, streaming via Invisible Oranges.

The song, "I Doubt You'll Ever Swim Again," appears on the Bay Area band's forthcoming debut album, "The Future Is Bright," out August 13th on Twelve Gauge Records. Check out the new song below.

"The Future Is Bright" debut was produced by Comadre guitarist Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta, Ghostlimb). More...

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Honduran Streaming New Track

As the delinquents in Portland’s Honduran prep new LP "Street Eagles" for release next week, today Pitchfork draws more attention to the whole debacle by premiering a gnarly new number from the opus. You can listen to the title track at this location.

Portland-based D.I.Y. outsider label Eolian Empire will soil your drawers this Tuesday, July 30th when they drop "Street Eagles" via 180-gram vinyl and digital download. You can also catch the band live:

7/26/2013 Coo Coo Nest - Port Townsend, WA w/ Wilt, Endorphins Lost
7/27/2013 Best Friends Only Fest - Sequim, WA w/ Mass Grave, Sixbrewbantha, Don Peyote, Cron
7/28/2013 TBA - Vancouver, BC w/ Osk, Obacha, Subsist
7/29/2013 4th Ave House - Squamish, BC w/ Obacha, Shooting Spree
7/30/2013 a bar or in the woods, TBA - Kamloops, BC
7/31/2013 Roots - Yakima, WA
8/01/2013 The Dwell Hole - Tacoma, WA w/ Cascabel, The Drip, Of Feather And Bone
8/02/2013 The Kraken - Seattle, WA w/ Cerebral Cortez, Sciatica
8/15/2013 Rotture - Portland, OR w/ Vohl, Atriarch (Street Eagles record release) More...

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West Of Hell Posts New Vlog

Vancouver, BC’s West of Hell has released a third vlog update, this time dubbed “Give Me A Break!” Check it out below, courtesy of Knac.com.

In this video, the guys time how fast it takes for one of them to change the breaks on the van, and well, cursing and injuries DO ensue. West of Hell is on tour now, and the trek will run through September 7th. See below for all upcoming tour dates. More...

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Deeds Of Flesh Posts Bass Playthrough

Ivan Munguia from Deeds of Flesh has a released a video clip performing a bass play through for the title track off "Portals to Canaan." Check out the footage below.

Deeds of Flesh will also be re-issuing the "Gradually Melted" EP through Unique Leader later this year. Get details at this location.

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Fit For An Autopsy Signs With eOne

Fit For An Autopsy is pleased to announced the band's signing to eOne Music / Good Fight Music. Guitarist Will Putney offers his own words on the news:

"We're extremely happy to be working with eOne/GoodFight. I can remember buying Martyr A.D. and Fortheloveof CDs from Carl when I was a teenager so to have a record released by the man himself is very humbling.

"We love Guy at Black Market and everything he's done for us during our time with Black Market Activities. He took a chance on us when Nate and I had some demos in a computer and we owe a lot to that dude. Everyone please support that catalogue, Black Market has the coolest bands!"

The band will release newest LP "Hellbound" on September 10th, 2013. A teaser video can be found below. Putney continues:

"Our new album, Hellbound, is an accumulation of everything we love about heavy music. You'll find nods to Converge, Gojira, Isis, Ion Dissonance, 90s Florida death metal, Swedish melodic death and modern deathcore (the good kind, if thats such a thing). It's hard to classify but it's extremely aggressive and I feel very uncomfortable yet very satisfied listening to it. We hope you enjoy it too. See you on the road." More...

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Fatality Checks In From The Road

Toronto’s thrash party monsters Fatality are currently on the two-month North American “Towards Disastour” in support of latest album, "Psychonaut."

Vocalist Spencer Le Von now checks in with Dead Rhetoric.com, sharing about a run in with Cuba Gooding Jr. and why the quartet has fallen in love with New York City. Excerpts are below, or you can read the full tour blog right here. More...

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Astral Display Splits With Drummer

Astral Display has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"A bit of sad news for you, friends. Our band Astral Display was forced to part ways with Ilya Gerasimenko, the drummer.

"Thank you Ilya for your time and effort! We wish you happiness and success! Now... a bit of good news! Soon we will introduce you guys to our new friend, who has already taken place behind the drum kit!" More...

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Monuments Posts Live Video With New Vocalist

In order to introduce new singer Chris Barretto, Monuments has filmed and released a live clip from the band's show at Ghostfest UK. Check it out below.

Monuments states: "Thanks to Ghostfest, it's organizers and it's punters for making this gig one to remember. We didn't want to forget Chris' Monumental virginity so we got our friend Richard at Dark Fable Media to capture it! Enjoy!"

You can also catch the band live:

w/ Dead Letter Circus
30.09.13 (UK) London - Underworld
01.10.13 (UK) Leeds - Cockpit
02.10.13 (UK) Southampton - Cellar
03.10.13 (UK) Glasgow - Classic Grand
05.10.13 (UK) Brighton - Audio
06.10.13 (BE) Antwerp - Kavka
07.10.13 (DE) Frankfurt - 11er
08.10.13 (DE) Munich - Backstage
12.10.2013 (D) Cologne - Essigfabrik, Euroblast Festival

Supporting Tesseract:
12.09.2013 (RU) Moscow - Moscow Hall
13.09.2013 (RU) St. Petersburg - Arktika More...

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Eyes Set To Kill Releases New Lyric Video

Led by sisters Alexia and Anissa Rodriguez, Eyes Set To Kill from Phoenix AZ will release "Masks" on September 17th, 2013. This will be the band's fifth full-length album and first for Century Media Records. Pre-orders are available at this location.

A new lyric video for the track "Lost and Forgotten" can be found below. The following press release was also issued:

"At some point or another, everybody wears a mask. That facade doesn't just hide imperfections or insecurities either. It allows its wearer to assume a different face. Sometimes, that's a dangerous proposition. Other times, it's the only way to find oneself." More...

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Macabre To Embark On Mini-Tour

Chicago’s murder metal trio Macabre will embark on a mini-tour next week in gala of the twentieth anniversary of the seminal "Sinister Slaughter" album. Dates are available below, and the following press release was issued about the band:

"Macabre blends elements of true crime, math rock, nursery rhymes, punk, thrash, folk melodies, death metal, jazz fusion, black metal and more into an energetic, catchy and unmistakable amalgam and signature genre, 'Murder Metal.'

"Miraculously still comprised of the same decomposing torsos which founded the band in 1985 -- vocalist/guitarist Corporate Death, drummer Dennis The Menace and bassist/vocalist Nefarious -- the infamous Macabre henchmen will stalk, slash and stampede their way through Kentucky, Pennsylvania, New York and Ohio with four brutalizing performances celebrating the passing of two decades since their maniacal Sinister Slaughter LP was released via Nuclear Blast in April of 1993. More...

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Corrections House Reveals Album Details

Recent Neurot Recordings signees Corrections House -- Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Sanford Parker (Minsk) and their minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury -- will release a debut full-length this Fall.

Titled "Last City Zero," the eight-track, near 50-minute offering was produced by Sanford Parker at Electrical Audio, Soma Studios, 60 Psycho Hum, and Nodferatu's Lair. "Last City Zero" will be released in North America on October 29th, 2013 via Neurot Recordings.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Serve or Survive
2. Bullets and Graves
3. Party Leg and Three Fingers
4. Run Through the Night
5. Dirt Poor and Mentally Ill
6. Hallows of the Stream
7. Last City Zero
8. Drapes Hung by Jesus

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Slipknot To Reconvene In 2014

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor was recently interviewed by Fuse and you can now watch the clip below.

In the video, he discusses the recent theft of equipment, Slipknot's plans to reconvene in 2014, songwriting, and more.

Stone Sour's latest releases, the two-part concept album "House of Gold & Bones," are available everywhere now.

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Scar The Martyr Unveils Full Lineup

Scar The Martyr has now revealed the band's full line-up in anticipation of an upcoming North American tour. The band's self-titled debut is also set to arrive everywhere October 1st, 2013.

Scar The Martyr, which is headed by drummer and Slipknot member Joey Jordison, will also feature lead vocalist Henry Derek, guitarists Jed Simon and Kris Norris, keyboardist Joey Blush, and bassist Kyle Konkiel.

The outfit is set join Danzig on tour, which will also include performances by Doyle from The Misfits, and Huntress. The North American trek kicks off August 9 at Sound Academy in Toronto, ON and wraps up on August 31 at Tempe, Arizona’s Marquee Theatre.

Furthermore, Scar The Martyr will be shooting a music video to accompany the album’s lead single, which will be announced in the coming weeks, along with a full album track listing.

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Shining Announces European Shows

Norwegian act Shining (not to be confused with the Swedish band of the same name) released the "One One One" album earlier this year, and now the group will be hitting the road in Europe supporting The Ocean. Hacrie and Tides From Nebula will be opening the dates. Details are as follows:

29/10/13 – Germany, Hamburg, Logo
30/10/13 – Netherlands, Haarlem, Patronaat
31/10/13 – Netherlands, Rotterdam, Baroeg
01/11/13 – United Kingdom, London, The Garage
03/11/13 – France, Paris, Divan du Monde
05/11/13 – Spain, Barcelona, Apolo 2
06/11/13 – Spain, Madrid, Caracol
07/11/13 – Portugal, Porto, Hard Club
09/11/13 – Italy, Turin, AudioDrome
10/11/13 – Italy, Rome, Traffic
11/11/13 – Slovenia, Ljubljana, Gala Hala
12/11/13 – Germany, Munich, Backstage Club
13/11/13 – Switzerland, Winterthur, Salzhaus
14/11/13 – France, Belfort, La Poudriere
15/11/13 – Germany, Essen, Zeche Carl
17/11/13 – Germany, Berlin, Lido More...

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Exhumed Streaming New Album's Title Track

As West Coast gore crew Exhumed prepares to drop a fifth official studio full-length, "Necrocracy," upon society in two weeks, today the title track of the splatter platter has been exposed through Invisible Oranges. Give the song a listen below.

Stated founding mouth/throat/axe Matt Harvey on the track’s creation: “Not only is this the title track for our new record (duh), it was the first song we finished putting together for the writing process and helped set the tone for the record. It's big, nasty and heavy, like your weird drunk aunt that smells like Funyons and laughs too loud at Thanksgiving dinner. This one has a little of everything, dual geetar action, fist pumping build ups, rapid fire drum fills and all the gore and grime you've come to expect from an exhumed track. Check it out and piss off some neighbors!”

Exhumed's ongoing European Takeover is wrapping up this week, to be immediately followed by an official LA release party for "Necrocrac"y on August 8th. The Fall months will see the bastards hitting the streets again for a month-long North American trek with labelmates Dying Fetus. More...

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Sylosis Announces Tour Dates, Festival Appearances

After last year’s U.S. tour with Lamb of God, U.K. metallers Sylosis are happy to announce that they’ll team up with their American buddies again for a couple of shows – this time around in Europe.

Sylosis front man Josh Middleton comments: “We're very excited to be doing more shows and festivals with our friends in Lamb of God again. Those guys and their whole touring crew always treat us well and we it's always killer getting to share a stage with them. It's also a good opportunity for or any European fans jealous of those that got to see us and LoG tour in the US. Make sure you get your tickets for the shows as soon as possible!”

Moreover, Sylosis is confirmed for a bunch of upcoming festivals. Be sure to catch the band live on one of the following occasions:

* Supporting Lamb of God
01.08. E Viveiro - Resurrection Festival
04.08. D Cologne - Essigfabrik *
05.08. D Hamburg - Markthalle *
06.08. D Berlin - C-Club *
09.08. S Gavle - Getaway Festival
10.08. CZ Jaromer - Brutal Assault Festival
13.08. UK Wolverhampton - Wulfrun Hall *
15.08. NL Amsterdam - Melkweg *
16.08. B Hasselt - Pukkelpop Festival
18.08. F Paris - Bataclan *

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Whorion Recruits New Vocalist

Finland's Whorion has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new member:

"We like to announce that Ari Nieminen (Dauntless, ex-Hanging Garden) has joined the lineup of Whorion!

"Forces grow strong and we have a powerful lineup as we enter the studio next month to record the debut Fall Of Atlas EP. We were supposed to release the lyric video tomorrow but since the studio is behind the corner, we want to push the video for later.

"We don't want release anything that is half done and since Ari joined the band, we want to publish the song with full force and killer sounds rather than poor pre-production. This weekend we'll upload sneak peak jamming video from the songs. A starter for a main course."

A music video from Dauntless featuring Ari can also be found below. More...

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Theocracy To Re-Release Album

The debut album from the Athens, Georgia-based melodic metal band Theocracy will be re-released through Ulterium Records during the fall of 2013.

Theocracy drummer Shawn Benson recorded the drums for the re-release, Matt Smith did the album re-mix, and the mastering was handled by Mika Jussila (Stratovarius, Nightwish, Edguy). Release dates will be announced soon, and a teaser clip can be found below.

Theocracy's debut album was originally released through MetalAges Records in 2003, and is currently very rare and hard to find.

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Orange Goblin Announces North American Tour

Orange Goblin has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming North American tour:

"We are very happy to announce that Orange Goblin will return to perform at venues throughout the USA and Canada this Autumn. Following the band’s huge success earlier this year as main support for Clutch on their 'Earth Rocker' North American tour, Orange Goblin return for a full headlining run. Kicking off in New Orleans on September 27, the band will visit 38 cities around the United States and Canada before concluding in Nashville on November 9.

"Support on the tour will come from Holy Grail and Lazer/Wulf. The trek finds the band continuing a year-long commitment to performances in support of their latest studio album, 'A Eulogy For the Damned' (2012), and their first live CD/DVD 'A Eulogy Foe The Fans - Orange Goblin Live 2012' released earlier this year.

"This rigorous schedule has seen them perform in over 25 countries across the globe, ensuring that the band is firing on all cylinders and maintaining their reputation as one of the fiercest and most exciting live bands on the planet! In fact, Clutch's own Neil Fallon was recently seen on 'That Metal Show' on US television wearing an Orange Goblin Shirt and proclaiming them to be one his favourite bands!" More...

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Killswitch Engage Drummer Breaks Collarbone

Killswitch Engage has checked in with the following announcement about recruiting a fill-in drummer for upcoming tour dates:

"We have some not so good news to announce. Our drummer Justin Foley recently had a bicycle accident and broke his collarbone. So he will not be able to do this upcoming Asia/Europe tour that begins later this week. Luckily we were able to find a replacement drummer on short notice, so we will not be canceling any dates.

"The replacement drummer will be our longtime friend Jordan Mancino from As I Lay Dying. Barring any unforeseen issues, Justin should be back on track in time for our upcoming North American tour with Lamb of God, which starts in late October. Killswitch would like to thank our Asia and Europe fans in advance for understanding. As always, thank you so much for the support." More...

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Demonical Announces New Lineup

Demonical will release new album "Darkness Unbound" this coming September 20th, 2013. The band has also now checked in with the following update about lineup changes:

"It is with great enthusiasm we can now reveal that guitarist Johan Haglund (Spasmodic) and drummer Ämir Batar (Tormention) have officially joined Demonical as full-time members making the line-up solid, determined, and ready to unleash death and decay over several continents during MMXIII and MMXIV. Choose your side!"

Johan Haglund comments: "It will be a true pleasure to team up with the guys in Demonical and spread their Swedish Death Metal Darkness."

Ämir Batar adds: "I’m very excited to be the new drummer in Demonical and it will be an honor to bash some Swedish old-school death metal drums."

The new lineup is:

Daniel Gustavsson - guitars
Johan Haglund - guitars
Sverker Widgren - vocals
Ämir Batar - drums
Martin Schulman - bass More...

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Space Mirrors Posts "The Nameless City" Clip

Space rock/prog metal collective Space Mirrors has just released a new video for "The Nameless City," from the upcoming album "The Other Gods." The album willl be out via Transubstans Records on August 7th. The previously posted clip for "She-Devil" is also available at this location.

"The Other Gods" is the second in the "Cosmic Horror" series (and 5th in the band's discography) inspired by the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. The band comments on the album:

"The Other Gods shows a further development in terms of sound and musicians' line-up with the recruitment of Claudio Tirincanti (Blaze Bayley, Tim "Ripper" Owens, etc.) to play all drums and Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed, Albany Symphony Orchestra, etc.) to play bass on all songs.

"Sparky Simmons (Acid FM) recorded most of the guitars and Fabio Bartolini (Hate Profile) played guitars on one song. Martyr Lucifer delivered his best vocals’ performance to date. Bless (Hortus Animae) recorded some wonderful piano. Cyndee Lee Rule provided a violin string section and Dr. James Hodkinson (Shadowlight, Pre-Med) played mellotron and moog. The legendary Nik Turner (Hawkwind’s co-founder, Space Ritual, etc.) once more recorded sax and flute.

"Everything was done under the coordination of keyboardist Alisa Coral, the creator of Space Mirrors. Artwork and 12-page booklet were again created by Kevin Sommers. Space Mirrors again confirmed its international status by having in its ranks musicians from Italy, USA, UK and Russia!" More...

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Until Dawn Premieres New Track "Horizon"

From the darkened depths of northern Alberta comes Until Dawn - a new outfit ready to bring the heaviness to the masses with new album "Horizon."

The album is due out this coming August 6th, but today you can get an early taste of what to expect with our exclusive premiere of the disc's title track. Check out "Horizon" in the SoundCloud player available below.

For further info on the release, check out our interview with the band, or watch the previously posted music video for "This Fallen Fortress" at this location. The "Horizon" track listing is as follows:

1. Roamers And Lurkers
2. Strings Of The Dammed
3. The Red Sun Rises This Day
4. Third Knee
5. This Fallen Fortress
6. A Conjurer Of Cheap Tricks
7. DNR
8. Time Tested Fortune
9. The Trial
10. Polar Parallels
11. Horizon
12. WM3
13. Richard More...

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Posts "Labyrinth" Trailer

Italy's symphonic death metal horde Fleshgod Apocalypse has posted a trailer for the upcoming album "Labyrinth" below.

The album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio. Colin Marks (Origin, Kataklysm) also created the cover artwork, as well as several pieces of art for a massive inlay.

"Labyrinth" will be released on August 16th via Nuclear Blast. The track listing is:

1. Kingborn
2. Minotaur (the Wrath Of Poseidon)
3. Elegy
4. Towards The Sun
5. Warpledge
6. Pathfinder
7. The Fall Of Asterion
8. Prologue
9. Epilogue
10. Under Black Sails
11. Labyrinth More...

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Onkel Tom Streaming New Demo Track

Onkel Tom Angelripper, the beer soaked side project of the legendary Sodom frontman, is streaming a demo of the new song "Ruhrprott." This is the first new track to surface since the 2011 release "Nunc Est Bibendum."

Check it out here:

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Atrocity Posts "Okkult" Webisode, Pt. IV

Germany's Atrocity posted the fourth part in a webisode series on the making of the new LP "Okkult" (see review here), the first part in an album trilogy. The latest episode features guest sound effects artist Katie Halliday, who worked on the Saw movie series.

Check it out here:

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Circus Maximus Announces European Show Dates

Norwegian progressive metal act Circus Maximus has announced a string of tour dates for Europe in support of the latest LP "Nine," which was issued in the beginning of June via Frontiers Records. Support acts will be Swiss act Appearance of Nothing and Italy's DGM.

Confirmed dates are:

22.09.2013 - Munich (D), Garage Deluxe
24.09.2013 - Trieste (I), Macaki Club*
25.09.2013 - Ferrara (I), Madam Butterfly*
27.09.2013 - Rome (I), Orion*
28.09.2013 - Milan (I), Barrio's Cafe*
29.09.2013 - Pratteln (CH), Galery More...

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Steak Signs With Napalm Records

U.K. stoner act Steak has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records/Spining Goblin. The band was founded in 2008 and has self-released two EP releases, including the latest "Corned Beef Colossus." The fuzz rockers have achieved a considerable status, having played at this year's installment of Desertfest London and various Snowboard events throughout Europe.

The first two EP's will be issued his year as a CD, digital and comic book artwork gatefold vinyl LP. For a taste of juicy steak, check out "Liquid Gold" streaming here:

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Black Tusk Releases "Truth Untold" Music Video

Savannah sludge superstars Black Tusk released a new music video for the track "Truth Untold." The song appears on the band's new album "Tend No Wounds," which dropped this week via Relapse Records. This is the second video for the release, the first of which for "In Days of Woe," can be seen over here.

Check out "Truth Untold":

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