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Metal News for July 4, 2012

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35 news articles posted on this day.

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Shockwave Festival Canceled

After Fear Factory just recently announced the band was dropping off the Shockwave Festival, which was set to kick off on July 6th, the organizers of the tour have now issued the following statement about the entire run being shut down:

“It is with great disappointment that we have to make this announcement. With the recent departure of Voivod from the Shockwave Festival lineup, as well as low advance tickets sales we have decided to pull the plug on the Shockwave Festival.

"For purchases made with a credit card, your card will automatically be refunded. All other refunds are available at point of purchase.

"We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused."

For more info on the Shockwave Festival, head over to the tour's official Facebook profile here. More...

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Armored Saint To Re-Issue Early EP On Vinyl

On the 10th/13th of August LA's most headbanging band Armored Saint will re-issue the group's first self-titled EP with bonus tracks on vinyl. The track listing is as follows:

1. Lesson Well Learned
2. No Reason to Live
3. False Alarm
4. Stricken by Fate
5. On the Way

Metal Blade Records commented:

"All five songs will be on side A, side B will feature a nice etching! Armored Siant will be heading back to Europe next week. At Sonisphere in France, the SAINT will be playing on the same day as Ghost, Evanescence, Wolfmother, Soulfly, Lacuna Coil, and more. Bang Your Head's list of confirmed bands includes Arch Enemy, Exodus, Thin Lizzy, Primordial, and more. Dong Open Air also features Napalm Death, Sepultura, and many others. Along with the festival appearances, Armored Saint will be playing three headlining shows with UK's Collapse as the supporting act."

Armored Saint's John Bush elaborates on the dates: "I'm very excited for our upcoming summer dates. First, Armored Saint has never played in France. Not only are we doing the awesome Sonisphere show, we are also doing a headline club show in Paris. About fucking time. Also, we're extremely pumped to play the Bang Your Head festival again. It's one of the best metal shows in Germany. Plus, we get to be part of the DONG festival. First time there.

"The tour wouldn't be complete without playing in Holland, which is the first country Armored Saint ever played in Europe back in 1989; and Zurich, where it will be our first time to headline in the beautiful country of Switzerland. Armored Saint doesn't tour all that often so come out and join us, cause you're never sure when or if we'll be touring again. We'll be playing songs from our entire catalog as well as from our most recent record, La Raza, which we're extremely proud of. See ya this summer." More...

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Human Desolation Posts Studio Video

Swedish melodic death metal act Human Desolation has posted a new studio video diary online, which showcases the band's time working on new material. Check out the clip below, and the band also commented:

"This is the first episode of our studio diary, where you get to spend just under ten minutes with us during our drum recording sessions. This took place between the 17th to the 20th of Marth 2012 at Soundtrade Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. NOTE: for ENGLISH SUBTITLES, click the "CC"-button at the bottom of the screen!"

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Crystal Eyes Announces Return Of Former Guitarist

Swedish act Crystal Eyes has checked in with the following announcement about re-recruiting former guitarist Niclas Karlsson:

"Paul is out of the band and we're ready for another chapter. We're now extremely happy to welcome back Niclas Karlsson and are looking forward to once again share the path of heavy metal with this great guitarist.

"If you know your Crystal Eyes's history you know that Niclas started the band with Mikael in 1992, quit the band after short break in 1995, got back between 2006-2007 and has played with Mikael in the Judas Priest tribute band Defenders of the Faith since the dawn of time."

Crystal Eyes is featured in Metal Munchers "The Festival Edition," a cook book about some of Sweden's best rock bands today including favourite dishes, promotion pictures, band presentations and much more. It's only available in Swedish but an English edition is about to follow.

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Obscenity Reveals New Album Details

German death metal act Obscenity proudly presents the track list and cover design for the upcoming album "Atrophied in Anguish," which was created by Remy at Headsplitdesign. The album is set for release this coming September via Apostasy Records. Check out the art below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Erase the Divine
2. All You Can Kill
3. Atrophied in Anguish
4. From Heroic to Depraved
5. Swine to the Slaughter
6. Perfect Pain
7. Neurotic Frenzy
8. Diary of a Scapegoat
9. Monoistic Living
10. Hystarical Illusion More...

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Fear Factory Cancels Shockwave Appearance

Due to reasons well beyond the band’s control, Fear Factory will not be taking part in this Summer’s Shockwave Tour, slated to commence July 6th in Seattle.

Commented the band in a collective statement: “We are truly disappointed not to be part of the Shockwave tour. We send our sincerest apologies to all our North American fans planning to come out this Summer, but we will be back. Please look for Fear Factory headlining dates in August.”

Fear Factory recently unleashed latest full-length, "The Industrialist," Stateside on June 5th via Candlelight Records. "The Industrialist" is the second album written by vocalist Burton C. Bell and guitarist Dino Cazares since reuniting in 2009 after a seven-year split. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Industrialist
2. Recharger
3. New Messiah
4. God Eater
5. Depraved Mind Murder
6. Virus of Faith
7. Difference Engine
8. Dissemble
9. Religion is Flawed Because Man is Flawed
10. Human Augmentation
11. Blush Response (Difference Engine) *
12. Landfill *
* (available on deluxe digi-book only)

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Triumph Over Shipwreck To Release New EP

Triumph Over Shipwreck, the mathcore death mongrels hailing from El Paso, TX, are set to release the “Crowncrusher” EP on July 16th. Joseph “Jayell” James, Triumph’s drummer, is ecstatic for this release and states, “Well, I guess this is our first release as a full line up. Our last couple of releases people left the band before completion. We have guest vocal from Nick of Molotov Solution, which rules. He's always been one of my favorite vocalists.”

You can check out the band's music over at Facebook. Triumph Over Shipwreck will also kick off the “Creep Mob” tour with Scarlet Ruse and Goliath (on select dates). The currently announced routing is as follows:

July 15th - El Paso, TX
July 22nd – Clovis, NM
July 23rd - Phoenix, AZ
July 24th - Las Vegas, NV
July 25th - Fullerton, CA
July 26th - Bakersfield, CA
July 27th - Sacramento, CA
July 28th - San Jose/Santa Cruz, CA
July 29th - Reno, NV
July 30th - Salt Lake City, UT
July 31st - Denver, CO More...

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F.o.D.T Releases New Music Video

French act F.o.D.T is proud to release a brand new music video for "Oppresor," taken from the band's first EP "First Oppresor Death Terror," which was recorded at Sonovore Studio (Destinity, Furia). Check out the video clip below.

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Dark Century Announces Canadian Shows

Montreal’s metal five-piece Dark Century, whom will be performing at this year's Heavy MTL after winning the fest's battle of the bands, is gearing up to release a second album later this year. Dark Century will be giving audiences a preview of the band's new sound by travelling the Great North from East to West, kicking off in Ottawa on July 20th at The Brass Monkey. Dates are as follows:

July 20, 2012 - The Brass Monkey - Ottawa, ON w/ Deamon, Placentophagia, Accursed Spawn
July 27, 2012 - TBA - Red Deer, AB (moved from Calgary, AB)
July 29, 2012 - Iron Road Studios - Vancouver, BC
July 30, 2012 - The DV8 Tavern - Edmonton, AB
August 1, 2012 - The Zoo - Winnipeg, MB
August 2, 2012 - Black Pirates Pub, Thunder Bay, ON
August 11, 2012 - Heavy MTL Fest - Montreal, QC More...

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Edguy Announces Tour Dates With Slash

Germany's Edguy has checked in with the following announcement about heading down to South America for several live shows with Slash:

"South America has always meant something special to Edguy and their crew. For more than ten years Edguy have toured the continent in support of each album and even though some fans were afraid it wouldn't happen this time, Edguy's booking agency finally announces a short tour of Brazil.

"Some more dates may follow depending on the schedule. Confirmed shows are:

4.11. Brasilia - Opera Hall
6.11. Sao Paulo - Espaco das Americas
7.11. Curitiba - Master Hall

"Edguy will be heading out with ex-Guns'n Roses guitarist Slash and his band!"

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Dead Summer Society Signs Record Deal

Rain Without End Records has issued the following announcement about signing a deal with Italy's Dead Summer Society:

"We are very pleased to announce the signing of the Italian gothic/doom metal project Dead Summer Society. Dead Summer Society is the solo project of Mist (guitarist of How like a winter) and features collaborations with various male and female vocalists. Rain Without End Records will release Dead Summer Society's next full length album in 2013 and future releases after that.

"Dead Summer Society is a doom/gothic/dark/atmospheric/metal one man project from Italy created by guitarist and composer Mist (also guitarist in How like a winter). Mist writes and performs all of the music and instruments himself and collaborates with multiple vocalists.

"Dead Summer Society's music can be described as a multiform soundscape with a dark, experimental approach. Folk, ambient and electronic elements blended with a hint of death/black metal build upon a main architecture of doom metal. Growls, screams and clean male vocals are sometimes enriched with beautiful female singing to create a fascinating, yet obscure, balance. The music features a captivating, evocative musical structure which makes for a mutable kaleidoscope of styles and sounds.

"After the debut album 'Visions from a thousand lives,' self released in 2012, which got very good feedback, Mist is now working on the second album with more singer/musician collaborations. The new album will be released by Rain Without End Records in 2013."

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Master Posts New Song From Upcoming Album

The ministers of molten metal mayhem at Invisible Oranges are currently hosting the exclusive premiere of “New Reforms,” the eighth track off Master's upcoming "The New Elite" full-length. Set for North American release on August 14th, 2012 through Pulverised Records, the eleventh studio offering from the death metal legends was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Shaark Studios (Root, Fleshless, etc.), with artwork and layout design by German graphic artist Mark Bridgeman.

Comments band mastermind Paul Speckmann of the song: “This is a track about the people that believe everything they're told and have none of their own beliefs!”

Check out the song through Invisible Oranges over at this location.

Master will also embark on a long-term stretch of live assaults throughout Europe and South America through the Fall with a full-fledged North American tour slated for March of 2013. The band will be joined by Sacrificial Slaughter and more. Further details to be announced in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the current tour routing is as follows:

w/ Sacrificial Slaughter + TBA
3/01/2013 Los Angeles, CA
3/02/2013 Sacramento, CA
3/03/2013 Portland, OR
3/04/2013 Seattle, WA
3/05/2013 Boise, ID
3/06/2013 Salt Lake City, UT
3/07/2013 Cheyenne, WY
3/08/2013 Omaha, NE
3/09/2013 St. Paul, MN
3/10/2013 Madison, WI
3/11/2013 Chicago, IL
3/12/2013 Cleveland, OH
3/13/2013 Albany, NY
3/14/2013 Boston, MA
3/15/2013 Poughkeepsie, NY
3/16/2013 Philadelphia, PA
3/17/2013 Baltimore, MD
3/19/2013 Nashville, TN
3/20/2013 New Orleans, LA
3/21/2013 Little Rock, AR
3/22/2013 Oklahoma City, OK
3/23/2013 Ft. Worth, TX
3/24/2013 Austin, TX
3/25/2013 Midland, TX
3/26/2013 El paso, TX
3/27/2013 Tucson, AZ
3/28/2013 Phoenix, AZ
3/29/2013 Mexicali, MX
3/30/2013 Corona, CA
3/31/2013 Las Vegas, NV
4/01/2013 - Fullerton, CA

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Bands Talk Most Metal Way To Celebrate The 4th

The Metal Injection team was on hand at the Orion Fest, and with the Independence Day holiday today in the United States, they asked members of Red Fang, The Sword, Black Tusk, The Black Dahlia Murder, Baroness, Charred Walls of the Damned, Kyng, Landmine Marathon, Thy Will Be Done and Don Jamison about the most metal way to celebrate America's birthday. Check out the video clip below or over at Metal Injection here. More...

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Impalers Posts New Track Online

Thrash act Impalers has posted the new song "See What I See," which can be heard in the player below. The band also commented:

"We want to apologize for the long wait for our debut album Power Behind the Throne. It's been an incredibly long wait (for us as well!), but things are finally moving again! As a thank you for your patience, we thought we'd post a song from the album.

"Now, we know there's some crazy fuckers out there craving the fast shit, so here is the fastest one we've got! Listen to it in the music player or just view the video below! Now... DO YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?"

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Magnum Reveals New Album Details

British melodic hard rock group Magnum has confirmed the release of an upcoming eighteenth studio album. The album "On The 13th Day" will be released by Steamhammer/SPV on September 19th in Scandinavia, September 21st in Germany, September 24th in Europe and September 25th in the US/Canada. "So Let It Rain," a new track taken from the album, will be released as a single at the end of August.

"On The 13th Day" will be available as a limited digipak edition with a bonus CD featuring unreleased, acoustic, and live tracks from the Magnum vaults, as a standard jewel case CD and a digital download. The artwork was once again created by fantasy artist Rodney Matthews. More...

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Brokaw Announces New Live Shows

Seattle-based quartet Brokaw has confirmed several Summer performances where the band will unleash noise-rock antagonism upon the attending audiences. The following press release has been issued about the shows:

"Noisemongers Brokaw are regionally-infamous for their raging live performances, where the mic stand frequently invades the audience's turf as much as the stage, while the band pummels the room with oppressively amplified riff mayhem. The band have just confirmed several hometown galas for the Summer months, including a Good To Die Records-sponsored afterparty for the city's annual Capitol Hill Block Party on July 21st, as well as a support slot for local badasses Black Breath and Red Fang on August 8th. More shows will be announced in the coming weeks as the details are confirmed.

"Led by Seattle rock lifers G. Stuart Dahlquist, Mike Henderson, Rick Troy, and Rich Medic, Brokaw is one of a breed of new groups that are paying heed to the mean, masculine sound of '90s rock outfits like the Melvins and Hammerhead. They meld that pounding attack with the rumble of drone metal like Sunn O))) and the fury of hard rockers like Goatsnake (both of which Dahlquist has spent time with both on stage and in the studio). Mix in the influences of freeform jazz a la Miles Davis in the '70s and the winking post-punk of The Fall and you get a sound unlike any other in the heavy rock world today. More...

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King Of Asgard Streaming New Single

Swedish Viking metal act King of Asgard is now ready to unleash second album "…to North," which was recorded at the infamous Sonic Train Studios with engineer Andy LaRocque at the helm.

In collaboration with Metal Hammer Germany, King of Asgard is now launching the second single taken off the new album. Click here to check out "Gap Of Ginnungs."

Comments King of Asgard on the song: "We picked this song out as the second single taken off the '…to North' album as it represents the more epic side of King of Asgard. The opposite of 'The Nine Worlds Burn' really which is a typical straight forward King of Asgard song. Gap of Ginnungs carries different elements of the band such as choirs and broad melancholic songwriting. Here we also present the second guest musician, Jimmy Hedlund. He is playing the lead guitar solo where we felt that the song needed something extra and this was his void to create upon. He did, and according to us, with a marvelous result and the circle was closed. This one is for you - followers of the King!"

The album is set for release in Europe on July 27th/30th through Metal Blade Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Nine Worlds Burn
3. The Dispossessed
4. Gap of Ginnungs
5. Bound to Reunite
6. Nordvegr
7. Up on the Mountain
8. Plague-ridden Rebirth
9. Harvest (The End)
10. …to North More...

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Synaptical Glitch Streaming New EP

Synaptical Glitch has posted the new EP "B[o]t" online for streaming, which can be heard in the player below. The band also commented:

"New EP! 'B[o]t,' available on my Bandcamp now for streaming and FREE (temporarily) download! Get it now while it's free, because I am running low on Bandcamp download credits. It will then be $1. Digipacks are also available via Bandcamp for $5. Includes: CD, and digital download. This album has the concept of a super computer virus adapting to human beings. Hope you huys enjoy and don't forget to share the album, like it and spread the word!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. Scanning
2. Corruption Process
3. Bio Keylogger More...

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Frost Despair Comments On Upcoming Album

Brazil's Frost Despair recently revealed the title of the group's upcoming new album as "Surreal," which the band promises will be heavier and more orchestrated then previous album "The God Delusion," released last year.

Vocalist Odommok commented on the new album: "'Surreal' represents the deconstruction of the concrete, palpable. It can pass by the most elusive emotions of the human mind. The album will be intense, challenger and ornamented.

"We are working hard to create it and we wish to explore the most our musical capacity in this new album. We are facing a lot of changes and this reflect in our formation, tuning and the way we compose. To everyone who enjoy 'The God Delusion' we promise a great response."

Further details will be announced as they are made avialable. In the mean time, "The God Delusion" is fully available at the band's Myspace page here.

Frost Despair is by Odommok (vocals), Agammenomm (keyboards/piano), Flavia Schmith (mezzosoprano vocals), Galamoth R. (guitar), Anderson Ribeiro (bateria) and new member Joaw Goulart (bass).

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Randy Blythe's Manager Interviewed

Czech online newspaper Blesk.cz recently conducted an interview with Lamb Of God manager Larry Mazer, the following of which appeared in its newspaper today. This is the transcript of the interview, which we translated into English as best as we could. Read the full article here. This is what Larry Mazer has to say about the unknown plight of his client, Randy Blythe, as he continues his best to get him through this difficult time.

Blesk.cz: What is the current situation, when will Randy Blythe will be released?

Larry Mazer: I have no idea. The deposit was made on Tuesday morning. We tried to make it Monday, but it took longer than expected. Randy should have been released immediately.
His lawyer assured us on Saturday he'd be released soon. 'You bring the money, you get released.' I know in the US it would have happened.

Blesk.cz: How long will Randy be in jail?

Larry: They told me that it may take up to 20 days. The investigator may request more time for an investigation of the case.

Blesk.cz: What are the reactions of the other bandmembers to this?

Larry: Everyone is shocked. It's absurd. Is it a bad joke. Randy sits in prison and he didn't do anything. He's innocent.

Blesk.cz: Did you know about the Czech fan dying after the concert two years ago?

Larry: We hadn't been here for an entire two years. My data is unavailable, but I hadn't heard from the family. We didn't know a promoter. No answer.

Blesk.cz: When did you first learn about it?

Larry: Not until last Wednesday. The organizer of the concert at Klub Abaton told us that the Czech police contacted them three months after the boy died. I don't get it, no one responded. The boy was in a coma and then died, and no-one said anything.

Blesk.cz: Czech police said they contacted the American side ... More...

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Soilwork Discusses Departure Of Peter Wichers

Soilwork recently announced the departure of guitarist Peter Wichers, which was then quickly followed by the recruitment of new guitar player David Andersson.

Now Soilwork drummer Dirk Verbeuren has gone more in-depth to explain the lineup change in a recently posted interview with MetalSucks.net. An excerpt from the interview follows.

MetalSucks: So, let’s cut to it: why did Peter leave the band? Did he quit, was he fired, or was it mutual?

It was mutual. Peter couldn’t be a part of our 2011 U.S. run with Symphony X. That was maybe six or seven months after The Panic Broadcast came out. We were on a roll then, but out of solidarity and respect for our bandmate and friend, and because we really felt like we had the ultimate line-up, we cancelled that tour. The whole idea back then was that Peter would tour with us again soon. But then the summer festivals came along, and he progressively said “no” to those too. We couldn’t just keep cancelling stuff, so we hired David Andersson who had filled in for us before.

After that, touring kind of came to a grinding halt. The rest of us didn’t know what to do. It was just kind of rough to be in this position all of a sudden, with a great album and no tours to support it and a shaky line-up. Less than a year earlier, we were all stoked about our future together, you know? We talked and tried to figure things out, and in the end, long story short, Peter couldn’t commit to what the rest of us feel is mandatory for Soilwork. Here’s the thing: whether we like it or not, we have to tour. There’s just no two ways about it. Playing shows, a lot of shows, is vital if we wanna have the slightest chance to survive as a band. That’s why moving on was really our only option.
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Saint Vitus Cancels Show Due To Health Issues

Saint Vitus has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming tour date in Greece due to a health problem:

"Due to a recent health issue Saint Vitus will no be unable to make the show in Greece on Saturday July 7th. They apologize to the the fans and the promoter, but one of the band members was advised against flying anywhere for a couple weeks. All other shows will go on as planned as there are no flights involved."

7/4th Budapest, Hungary @ A38
7/5th Vienna, Austria @ Viper Room
7/6th Ebensee, Austria @ Kino Ebensee
7/9th Bern, Switzerland @ Dachstock
7/10th Ludwigsburg, Germany @ Rockfabrik
7/12th Munich, Germany @ Backstage with CROWBAR
7/13th Erfurt, Germany @ Stoned From The Underground Festival
7/14th Rostock, Germany @ Mau Club
7/16th Gothenburg, Sweden @ Truckstop Alaska
7/17th Oslo, Norway @ Bla
7/19th Tilburg, Netherlands @ 013
7/21st Oberhausen, Germany @ Devil Side Festival 2012

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Coven Reissuing Debut Album

Shadow Kingdom Records has announced the July 31st reissue of Coven's legendary 1987 album "Worship New Gods." Coven, from Detroit, MI, is not the Jinx Dawson Coven that is somewhat known in underground metal world. This Coven, who was actually approached by Jinx to change their name to Coven 13, is a unique 80's heavy metal band that unleashes a blend of early blackened doom. This is one of the rarest US metal albums to ever exist because it was self released back in 1987 on vinyl only. This is the first official release of it on CD, with a lot of amazing band photos. Check out the tracklisting and cover art below.

1. Riddle Of Steel
2. Wicked Day
3. Ruler
4. Kiss Me With Blood
5. Burial Ground
6. General's Eye
7. Jail House
8. Threshold Of The New
9. Loki More...

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Lost Effect Posts Recording Footage

U.K. based melodic metal act Lost Effect has posted two videos online from the recording process for the "Embrace the Silence" EP. You can check out the clips below, or find more info on the band and stream the EP's title track over at Facebook.

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Karma Violens Splits With Drummer

Greek act Karma Violens has issued the following announcement about splitting with the band's drummer:

"Announcement: Karma Violens and our co-founder drummer Nikk, part ways. We wish good luck and we thank him for everything he gave to the band. Without him, Karma Violens wouldn't stand here right now!

"As for Karma Violens, we are currently auditioning new drummers. Soon, more info will come."

Karma Violens released the "Dormancy" album last November, which has the following track listing:

1. Animals
2. Full Dose of Hate
3. Death is Symbolic
4. Christian Lovers (Made Me Do It)
5. Returning From Oslo
6. Headstrong Vs. Progress
7. Molotov Syrup
8. Storm Before Calm
9. Dormancy

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Dark Forest Releasing New Album

Bleak Art Records has announced the return of Canada’s own Dark Forest with the long awaited sophomore release “Land Of The Evening Star." The album was officially done back in March, but now has a label. The artwork on the album was done by Kris Verwimp, and five tracks from it have been streaming from the album over on YouTube, inlcuding the upload of "Hearth" below. Recently Dark Forest played in its hometown at the Calgary Metalfest, with more live dates planned in the near future.

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Blut Aus Nord Reveals "Cosmosophy" Art

French black metal act Blut Aus Nord has now revealed the cover artwork for the third album in the "777" trilogy, titled "Cosmosophy." The art can be viewed below. "777 - Cosmosophy" was originally to be released in May but was delayed, with no final release date yet announced. The "Cosmosophy" release follows the previous two albums in the trilogy, "Sect(s)" (reviewed here) and "The Desanctification."

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Nervecell Posts More Behind-The-Scenes Footage

Nervecell has released the final part of the band's behind the scenes "Opening For Metallica" videos. This one includes the band's walk out on stage to a roaring crowd, some live footage of "All Eyes On Them" off of the band's latest album "Psychogenocide," and Kevin Foley dancing to some techno. Check out the clip below.

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Hell:On Releasing New Album

Ukranian groove thrash band Hell:On will be releasing its new album "Age of Oblivion" in July on a couple of record labels - Total Metal Records (Ukraine) and MSR Productions (Russia). The release dates are as follows: Russia: 03.07.2012, Ukraine: 13.07.2012 and UK/World: 03.09.2012. Add to that Jeff Waters from Annihilator as a special guest (on the track "My Doll") and you’ll get the perfect combination of old school and modern thrash metal. Check out a teaser for "Age of Oblivion" below, after the tracklisting.

01. Disaster 02:47
02. Bottom Line 03:04
03. Rise 03:19
04. Let it Feed 04:08
05. My Doll (feat. Jeff Waters) 04:30
06. Punk Guys* 02:41
07. Emptiness 03:54
08. Burn 03:30
09. In the Name of.. 04:12
10. Voices of the Abyss 04:49
11. Satan 6.66 More...

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Wintersun Posts First In Studio Trailer For "Time"

After eight years, Finish symphonic black metal act Wintersun posted the first in a series of studio trailers for the forthcoming "Time" albums. The trailer contains a part of the orchestration effects in the song "Sons of Winter and Stars." The first of the two, "Time I," will be released October 19, 2012 via Nuclear Blast.

The band announced the new releases at the end of May.

The track listing for "Time I" is as follows:

1. When Time Fades Away
2. Sons of Winter and Stars
I Rain of Stars
II Surrounded by Darkness
III Journey Inside a Dream
IV Sons of Winter and Stars
3. Land of Snow and Sorrow
4. Darkness and Frost
5. Time

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Saxon Posts In Studio Video Footage Pt. II

Legendary U.K. metal band Saxon posted the second in a series of in studio videos as the band lays down the recordings to the yet untitled follow up to the 2011 release "Call to Arms" with Sabbat/Return to Sabbat guitarist and highly touted producer Andy Sneap. The album is expected to drop in February 2013.

Check out the footage here:

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The Faceless Posts In Studio Video For New LP

California deathcore band The Faceless posted up in studio footage featuring guitarist/producer Michael Keene and new vocalist Geoffrey Ficco providing an exclusive look into the recording process of the new album "Autotheism." The beginning of the video features a snippet from the new song "Deconsecrate." The album will also be the first for new guitarist Wes Haunch and bassist Evan Brewer.

The band previously posted the first in studio report in February, which can be viewed at this location.

Check out the footage here:

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Rise To Fall Posts New Music Video

Spanish metal act Rise To Fall posted a new music video for the song "Whispers Of Hope." The song is taken from the band's latest album "Defying the Gods," which was released this past April through Coroner Records.

Check out "Whispers of Hope" here:

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Dream Theater Posts Additional Summer Tour Footage

Dream Theater posted more road report footage from the Dramatic Turn Of Events Tour 2012 in North America (with special guests Crimson Projekct). For remaining tour dates, venues and tickets, head over to this location. VIP packages can be purchased here.

Check out the video:

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In This Moment Streams "You're Gonna Listen"

California based metal band In This Moment is streaming another new track from the forthcoming "Blood" album entitled "You're Gonna Listen." "Blood" is scheduled for release on August 14, 2012 through Century Media. Preorders are available at this location.

The track listing for "Blood" is:

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

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