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Metal News for August 1, 2014

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Creeping Flesh Posts Full EP Online

Today you can hear all the tracks off Swedish death metal band Creeping Flesh's debut EP, "Unravelled By War." Check out the full EP in the YouTube player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Unravelled By War
2. Lashed to the Walls of Hell
3. The Fate of the Pawn

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The Royal Streaming Full New Album

Dutch metalcore outfit The Royal has released new album "Dreamcatchers," and today you can stream the full release online. Check it out in the player below, or by heading over to The Royal's Bancamp page here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Hymn 01:03
2. Spirit Walker 03:38
3. The New Breed 04:43
4. Earth Gazer (ft. Ryan Kirby of Fit For A King) 04:03
5. Dreamcatchers 03:27
6. Haven 01:43
7. Mad Deuce 01:37
8. Lilith 03:24
9. Defender 04:07
10. Halfhearted (ft. Shawn Spann of I The Breather) 04:11
11. Skyler 03:52
12. Arga 05:09
13. Origins (Orchestral Version) 05:28 More...

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Witch Mountain Finishes New Album

Portland, OR doom metal outfit Witch Mountain has completed work on the "Mobile Of Angels" album. Profound Lore Records comments:

"In what will be seen as the doom metal veterans’ mightiest work yet, 'Mobile Of Angels' sees Witch Mountain create a wondrous album of heavy, bluesy sultry doom with their latest release which merges the band’s signature crushing rhythms with moving doom-metal balladry.

"New surprises also lurk amongst the journey of 'Mobile Of Angels' where the band take their implementation of melancholy to a whole new epic level where vocalist Uta Plotkin delivers her most stunning and most developed vocal performance to date. Where the band continue to progress musically with each succeeding album, Plotkin’s vocal performance continues to grow stronger, more defined and moving. 'Mobile Of Angels' is the evidence of all this."

The album was produced and engineered by Billy Anderson, who has now had a long-standing working relationship with the band, and it is to be officially released in North American on September 30th. The track listing will be:

1. Psycho Animundi
2. Can’t Settle
3. Your Corrupt Ways (Sour The Hymn)
4. Mobile Of Angles
5. The Shape Truth Takes More...

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Maladie Recording New Album

German metal band Maladie is currently working on a new album and follow-up to 2012's "Plague Within." Apostasy Recors has checked in with the following update about the process:

"The disease is still spreading and soon it will reach the next state. For the second time, the plague puts itself under quarantine in the Iguana Studios to use the hands of producer Christoph Brandes (Necrophagist, Finsterforst …) for the preparation duties of a global infection.

"With the benefit of the pesticides Tobias Alter (Spheron), Vespasian (Imperium Dekadenz) and Guido Meyer de Voltaire (Bethlehem) the effect of Maladie is growing exponentially. Soon, you’ll get further information on the course of disease and its final outbreak!"

Photos from the band's time in the recording studio can also be found at the Maladie Facebook profile.

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Blodarv Posts "Moon Gazer" Video

With the release of the limited edition 7" vinyl “Flamekeeper” creeping closer, Danish black metal band Blodarv today debuts a video for the track “Moon Gazer.”

The video for “Moongazer” was filmed on Bornholm, the island home of Blodarv frontman and founder Hugin, and was produced at his own HammerArt and Studios. Check it out below.

“Flamekeeper” will be available in two different versions on Self Mutilation Services, including a special ceremonial box, and is a release that is very personal to Hugin, who wants it to be a special thank you to fans, some of whom have been following the band for twenty years since the release of the “Misanthropia/Misanthropia” back in 1994.

To this end, the front man has gone to great lengths to hand craft much of the content himself, and has ensured that the label sourced a high quality wooden box that will be a collector’s item for years to come. Included in the diehard “Flamekeeper Ceremonial Box” set will be the following: More...

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Cavera Posts "Glistening Lips" Single

Brazilian metal band Cavera just launched a new single online titled "Glistening Lips," which hails from the upcoming "Unfit For Rational Consumption" album. The lyric video for "Glistening Lips" was created by Catiano Alves da Silva and can be seen below.

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North Kicking Off August Tour

Tucson, Arizona sludge trio North tonight kicks off an August live takeover at Club Congress. From there the band will head north, marching through twenty-two cities including a stop at the second edition of Denver Black Sky.

Tonight's show also marks the official vinyl unveiling of North's newest EP "Metanoia," which was released independently earlier this year. "Metanoia" was recorded and mixed by Dana Fehr Wavelab Studios in Tucson with additional engineering by Chris Shultz andmastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst).

Tonight's gala additionally boasts the wax treatment of North's debut full-length, "What You Were," which sports new artwork by guitarist Matt Mutterperl and comes in a limited pressing of 250. See the band live on these dates:

8/01/2014 Club Congress - Tucson, AZ
8/02/2014 The Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
8/03/2014 Denver Black Sky - Denver, CO
8/04/2014 FOKL Center - Kansas City, MO
8/05/2014 The Triple Rock - Minneapolis, MN
8/06/2014 Quarters - Milwaukee, WI
8/07/2014 The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
8/08/2014 Ottawa Tavern - Toledo, OH
8/09/2014 The Shop - Pittsburgh, PA
8/10/2014 King Fun Necktie - Philadelphia, PA
8/11/2014 The Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
8/12/2014 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
8/13/2014 Slim's Downtown - Raleigh, NC
8/14/2014 The Poison Lawn - Knoxville, TN
8/15/2014 Wallstreet - Murfreesboro,
8/16/2014 The Forge - Birmingham, AL
8/17/2014 Hey Café - New Orleans, LA
8/18/2014 Hi Tone - Memphis, TN
8/19/2014 Lindbeerg's - Springfield, MO
8/20/2014 The Conservatory - Oklahoma City, OK
8/21/2014 Holy Mountain - Austin, TX
8/22/2014 Lowbrow Palace - El Paso, TX More...

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Sacramental Blood Streaming New Track

Sacramental Blood has released a new track titled "Destroyer of Thought and Form," taken from forthcoming album "Ternion Demonarchy." Check it out in the SoundCloud player below.

The album was mixed and mastered by Stefano Morabito (Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance, Beheaded) at The 16th Cellar Studio.

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In Search Of Sun Reveals Album Details

U.K. rising rock/metal quintet In Search Of Sun has announced an October 7th release date for debut album, "The World Is Yours," to be released digitally via Raging Demon Entertainment.

Formerly known as "Driven," "The World Is Yours" marks a significant step up in songwriting, production, and maturity for In Search Of Sun, with head-bopping beats, epic choruses and ambient soundscapes replacing the groove-laden metalcore roots on debut EP, "A Breakdown of Character."

Commented the band: "The World Is Yours has been a while in the making, but it's a big shift up for us in terms of direction and sound and we can't wait to get out there and start playing these songs live. Expect an uplifting and hard-hitting journey through groove-ridden riffing and punching beats."

"The World Is Yours" was produced by Phil Kinman at MTR Studios (Deadly Circus Fire, Tank, Paul Di'Anno) and mastered by Harry Hess at HBomb Mastering (Cancer Bats). The track listing is:

01. The World Is Yours
02. Give In
03. 51 56
04. In Search Of Sun
05. Idle Crown
06. Burn
07. To The Axe
08. Skin
09. Draw The Line
10. The Eyes Behind I More...

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Vector Of Underground Posts New Music Video

Vector of Underground has released a new music video for the song "Prison of Consciousness," which can be heard below. You can find more info on the band at Facebook, and Vector of Underground consists of:

Vlad Lobanov (vocals)
Mikhail Dmitriev (guitars)
Alik Keh (Bass)
Danila Yakovlev (drums)

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Blackwitch Pudding Posts New Track

Blackwitch Pudding is gearing up to release new EP "Covered In Pudding Vol. 1" on August 12th, 2014.

Today a new track is now available online for streaming off the EP. Check out "Night Of The Blackwitch" below, thanks to Terrorizer magazine.

The troupe of wizards has been busy conjuring songs from the release in the past few days. You can hear the previously released tracks "Gods Of Grungus" and "Toke'n Man." You can also see the band live:

8/13/14 - Portland, Oregon @ Slabtown w/ Usnea, Fórn & Chasma (cassette release show) More...

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War Of Ages Releases New Video

The release of War of Ages' sixth studio album "Supreme Chaos" is now followed with a video for the lead single "From Ashes."

The video was directed by Matt Spencer and can be seen below. You can also pick up your copy of "Supreme Chaos" via Facedown Records here. If you want to hear more, the previously released song "Chaos Theory" is available at this location.

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Fallujah Cracks The Charts

"The Flesh Prevails," the new full-length behemoth from atmospheric death metal faction Fallujah (reviewed here), debuted at #115 on Billboard's Top 200 chart, #39 on Billboard's Rock chart, #15 on the Hard Rock chart, and #24 on the Independent chart upon its first week of release. Additionally, the album landed at an astounding #2 on the Heatseekers chart.

The album boasts guest appearances from guitarist Christian Muenzner (Obscura, Necrophagist) and the chilling voice of Roniit Alkaya.

Fallujah is currently embarked on a U.S. live takeover as part of this year's crushing Summer Slaughter Tour alongside Morbid Angel, Dying Fetus, The Faceless, Goatwhore and more. Additionally, the band will take part in the Summer Slaughter Canada Club Tour 2014. Set to commence just a few days after the American march draws to a close, the trek runs from August 14th to August 25th followed by three additional performances in Seattle, Portland and Santa Cruz. The band will be joined by The Faceless, Rings Of Saturn, Archspire, Black Crown Initiate and Fatality (on select dates).

Summer Slaughter Tour:
8/01/2014 Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH
8/02/2014 Mojoes - Chicago, IL
8/03/2014 Skyway Theatre - Minneapolis, MN
8/05/2014 The Rave - Milwaukee, WI
8/06/2014 Crofoot Ballroom - Detroit, MI
8/07/2014 Rapids Theatre - Niagara Falls, NY
8/08/2014 Irving Plaza - New York, NY
8/09/2014 The Palladium - Worcester, MA
8/10/2014 The Trocadero - Philadelphia, PA More...

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Incite Streaming "Up In Hell"

Modern thrash act Incite, fronted by Richie Cavalera (son of Max Cavalera), is pleased to announce the release of the title track from "Up In Hell." Listen in below, thanks to Loudwire.com.

“‘Up In Hell’ is brutal, aggressive – and in my opinion – exactly what metal music needs right now,” states frontman Richie Cavalera. “It's a song that a lot of people can relate to. The world is getting worse and so are people. It’s turning into a living hell. The track itself is very heavy and gets the pit going and we feed off of that live.”

The "Up In Hell" album is due out on September 2nd, 2014 via Minus HEAD Records. The band took up studio time with Matt Hyde (Deftones, Slayer, Hatebreed, Parkway Drive) at Hideaway Studios, who produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered the record. Production assistance was provided by Thomas Bellier and Jon Nicholson of Drum Fetish is credited as drum technician on the album. The track listing is as follows:

1. Up In Hell
2. WTF
3. False Flag
4. Fallen
5. Rightful Spot (feat. Liam Cormier of Cancer Bats)
6. Rise to Greatness
7. Who Am I
8. Still Here
9. Losing Grip
10. To the Depths More...

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Internal Bleeding Posts Album Breakdown

New York death metal legion Internal Bleeding will unleash "Imperium" to the masses this Fall via Unique Leader Records. Produced by the band alongside Joe Cincotta at Full Force Studio (Suffocation, Dehumanized, Mortal Decay) in Ronkonkoma, New York and engineered by Cincotta and Derek Boyer, "Imperium" boasts the menacing artwork of Mircea Gabriel Eftemie (Carcass, Cryptopsy, The Haunted, Nevermore et al) and spews forth some of the band's darkest and heaviest material yet.

Additionally, "Imperium" includes a three-part trilogy featuring guest appearances by Suffocation's Terrance Hobbs and Frank Mullen as well as former Internal Bleeding throat Frank Rini.

In anticipation of its release, today Internal Bleeding brings fans a ten-plus-minute video examination of "Imperium," boasting interviews with individual members as well as snippets of each track. Comments guitarist Chris Pervelis:

"We wanted to try to give fans of the band a little bit of insight into each song from both a musical and lyrical perspective. Even though we feel the album is very cohesive and we're all on the same page musically, each member of the band has a different take on what is important and interesting about the album. It's these different perspectives that combine to make Imperium a very complete and well-rounded recording." More...

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Archspire Posts Vocal Playthrough

Archspire vocalist Oliver Rae Aleron has released a play-through video of the track "Lucid Collective Somnambulation," which can be seen below courtesy of Gear Gods.

In the video, Oliver can be seen performing the song, as well as discussing his vocal technique and influences. "Lucid Collective Somnambulation" is taken from the band's newest album, "The Lucid Collective."

Arch Spire has also announced tour dates as part of The Summer Slaughter Canada tour. The tour, which starts today, sees Archspire joining forces with The Faceless, Rings Of Saturn, Fallujah, and more. More...

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Jonne Järvelä Releasing New Solo Album

Korpiklaani's Jonne Järvelä will release his new self-titled solo album on September 5th through Playground Music.

Pre-orders are available at this location and the folk album's track listing will be as follows:

1. Viuluni laulua soutaa
2. Ken söi lapsen lattialta?
3. Ämmänkuolema
4. Kuku käki
5. Metsään on iäksi mieli (streaming below)
6. Tule hiidestä hevonen
7. Leppäyön löyly
8. Joki
+ Bonus:
9. The Boxer More...

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Apocalyptica To Release New Album

Apocalyptica has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album and upcoming tour dates:

"After the recent feature projects, the upcoming new album is going to be 100% Apocalyptica and a new musical challenge at the same time: the band is working with Franky Perez as exclusive singer on the vocal tracks – this time not only during production, but for the whole cycle including the live shows.

"Perez released his debut in 2003, later teaming up with System of a Down’s Daron Malakian and John Dolmayan as Scars on Broadway. In 2009, Perez was announced on vocals of Slash’s solo band, followed by collaborations with Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver) as well as Scott Shriner (Weezer), Joey Castillo (Queens of The Stone Age) and Dave Warren (The Simpsons) as Pusher Jones.

"After being honored as vocalist for The Doors at the L.A. Sunset Strip Music Festival, he released his latest album 'Addict' in 2013. For Eicca, Mikko, Paavo and Perttu working with Perez on the entire project elevates the musical vision to a new level of coherence between studio production and live performance. The new album will be out early 2015.

"The new material and exciting live show featuring Franky Perez can be witnessed live on the following dates – more cities and venues will be announced very soon." More...

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Krieg Streaming "Order Of The Solitary Road"

After a four year wait, U.S. black metal band Krieg is gearing up to release seventh full-length album "Transient" on September 2nd through Candlelight Records.

The album features guest appearances from Dwid Hellion (Integrity) and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), and today a track from the release has made its way online.

Check out the new song "Order Of The Solitary Road" below, thanks to the fine folks at Decibel Magazine.

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Ringworm Announces New Tour Dates

Cleveland's kings of metallic hardcore in Ringworm are heading to Europe this weekend, but before they do they have announced another North American Tour.

This time they are playing with Macabre and Panzerfaust, kicking off October 3rd in St. Louis, MO and make a stop at the Housecore Horror Festival in Austin, TX. A complete list of dates can be found below.

Ringworm released latest album (and debut for Relapse Records) "Hammer of the Witch" this past March on Relapse Records. The band worked on "Hammer of the Witch" with Ben Schigel (Chimaira, Walls of Jericho) handling production duties at Spider Studios in Cleveland, OH and vocalist Human Furnace creating the album's cover art. More...

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Sunflower Dead Kicking Off Tour With (Hed)P.E.

Long Beach, CA hard rock act Sunflower Dead has announced a tour with headliners Powerman 5000 and (Hed) PE, which kicks off tonight in Sauget, IL.

The tour visits 27 U.S. cities throughout the month of August, coming to a close in Grand Rapids, MI on August 30th. The tour also features a stop at DirtFest in Birch Run, MI on August 9th.

8/1 - Sauget, IL @ Pop’s
8/2 - Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theater
8/3 - Omaha, NE @ Sokol Auditorium
8/4 - Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
8/5 - Ringle, WI @ Q&Z Expo Center
8/6 - Turtle Lake, WI @ St Croix Casino
8/7 - Found Du Lac, WI @ The Shack Event Center
8/8 - Kokomo, IN @ Centerstage
8/9 - Birch Run, MI @ Dirt Fest @ Birch Run Expo Center
8/10 - Mishawka, IN @ Smith’s Downtown
8/12 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
8/13 - Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armoury
8/14 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
8/15 - Hartford, CT @ Webster Theater
8/16 - Worcester, MA @ Paladium
8/17 - Portland, ME @ Asylum
8/19 - South Burlington, VT @ Venue
8/20 - Patchogue, NY @ The Emporium
8/21 - New York, NY @ BB Kings
8/22 - Hagerstown, MD @ Hard Times Cafe
8/23 - Columbus, OH @ Al Rosa Villa
8/24 - Geneva On The Lake, OH @ Cove Nite Club
8/26 - Hardeeville, SC @ Music Vault
8/27 - Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
8/28 - Hickory, NC @ The Wizard Saloon
8/29 - Newport, KY @ Thompson House
8/30 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache @ The Intersection

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Lunatic Soul Announces New Album

Lunatic Soul - the project from Riverside's Mariusz Duda - has announced the band's fourth album will be titled "Walking On A Flashlight Beam" and will feature 64 minutes of new music.

Mariusz Duda comments: "These are very dark and intense compositions but very melodious too. I think it's one of the best things I've ever written, if not the best one."

The album is scheduled to be released on October 13th, 2014 via Kscope worldwide and on Mystic Production in Poland. The track listing will be as follows:

1. Shutting Out The Sun (08:40)
2. Cold (06:58)
3. Gutter (08:42)
4. Stars Sellotaped (01:34)
5. The Fear Within (07:10)
6. Treehouse (05:31)
7. Pygmalion’s Ladder (12:02)
8. Sky Drawn in Crayon (04:58)
9. Walking on a Flashlight Beam (08:11) More...

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Slipknot Releases New Song

After posting a series of cryptic teaser trailers online, Slipknot has now finally released the first full song off the band's forthcoming album.

Check out "The Negative One" at Slipknot's official website here (click the "Unlock Song" button at the bottom of the page). A YouTube stream is also available below, but it will likely be taken down shortly.

This upcoming album will be the band's first since the death of Paul Gray and the departure of Joey Jordison. Further details on the album are still forthcoming.

Slipknot will also be curating the Knotfest on October 24th - 26th, which will feature a diverse lineup including Danzig, Five Finger Death Punch, Volbeat, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Tech N9ne, Of Mice & Men, Black Label Society, Testament, Hatebreed, Atreyu, In This Moment, Carcass, The Faceless, and many more. More...

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Savage Messiah Announces New Live Shows

The London metallers Savage Messiah have announced that fellow Brits and label mates The More I See will support them on select dates of their recently-announced U.K. tour, which kicks off on October 25th in Oxford.

Savage Messiah front man Dave Silver comments: "We're really pleased to be bringing The More I See out with us in November. We've known the guys for a while and they're a great bunch, and also a great new British heavy metal band. Bring on November!"

The More I See lead guitarist Gizz Butt adds: "It's an absolute honour and a very exciting prospect that we will be touring with Savage Messiah in the fall of 2014. After the 'Plague of Conscience' album being eternally on repeat in The More I See band van, then 'The Fateful Dark' arriving in March 2014, and THEN to share quality time with Dave Silver as a fellow Heavy Metal Truant on the 160-mile cycle ride 'to Download or bust', it's a privilege to be able to support a band we all really dig and feel akin with from a musical and labelmates perspective. FUCKING BRING THE FUCKER ON!!!" More...

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Big Black Cloud Streaming New Songs

Portland's furious sci-fi punks in Big Black Cloud double-dose the public today with two pounding new ragers from their "Lessons In Fuck You 2" EP.

Check out "Open Eye/Yadnus Kcalb" below courtesy of CVLT Nation, and you can also hear "Exotic" courtesy of The Portland Mercury.

"Lessons In Fuck You 2" will see parole on August 5th and is a cooperative release between Portland's DIY label Eolian Empire and the band's own Stankhouse Records. Catch the band live on these dates:

8/02/2014 High Water Mark - Portland, OR - Record Release show w/ Towers
8/07/2014 3rd Space - Davis, CA
8/08/2014 Telegraph Beach - Oakland, CA
8/09/2014 Industrial Estate - Pasadena, CA
8/10/2014 Tower Bar - San Diego, CA
8/11/2014 Pehrspace - Los Angeles, CA
8/12/2014 The Continental Room - Fullerton, CA
8/13/2014 The Knockout - San Francisco, CA
8/15/2014 The Mall - Stockton, CA More...

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The Haunted Releasing Song On Full Metal Jackie

Sweden's The Haunted is ready to unleash 8th studio album, "Exit Wounds," on August 25th in Europe and September 2nd in North America via Century Media Records.

In anticipation of this release, the band is now teaming up with Full Metal Jackie for the radio premiere of latest single "Time (Will Not Heal)" this weekend (August 1st - 3rd). To hear the track, find a station airing/streaming Full Metal Jackie's radio show here.

An online stream of "Time (Will Not Heal)" will be launched next week. In the mean time, you can listen to the previously posted "Cutting Teeth" track at this location. The album's track listing consists of: More...

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Equilibrium Introduces New Members

German epic metal band Equilibrium recently announced the addition of new members Dom R. Crey (guitar) and Jen Majura (bass).

Now both of them want to introduce themselves, and have done so through the video clips available below. Equilibrium is also out now with new album "Erdentempel" (reviewed here).


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Meshuggah Announces Live DVD

Commemorating the 25-year anniversary since the recording of the band's first EP, Sweden’s extreme musical deviants in Meshuggah have revealed the artwork and the track listing to their upcoming live DVD / 2-CD release "The Ophidian Trek," due out worldwide this Fall and also available in Blu-ray.

With visual footage shot in the U.S. & Europe during "The Ophidian Trek" tour and festival footage from Wacken Open Air 2013 in Germany, the live audio was processed & edited by Meshuggah guitarist Fredrik Thordendal, mixed by Daniel Begstrand, and mastered by Mats “Limpan” Lindfors.

Drummer Tomas Haake shares the following about the upcoming DVD: “We’re really stoked about this new Meshuggah live dvd! It’s been 4 years since the release of 'Alive' and with the band celebrating 25 years, we felt that we just had to get another one of these puppies out there! Audio/Video was recorded during our European stretch of 'The Ophidian Trek' tour, as well as at the Wacken open air festival - and we’re super proud of how it came out! For this one we used the extremely talented photographer Anthony Dubois for filming and editing etc and he’s really done a stunning job with it! Hope you guys dig it and here’s to another 25!! (or maybe just a little less).” More...

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The Zenith Passage Streaming Pre-Production Track

Los Angeles technical death metal band The Zenith Passage today unleashes a new pre-production track entitled "Simulated Reality." Give it a listen below.

The maniacal new tune will appear on the follow-up to the "Cosmic Dissonance" EP. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"It was in early 2012 that a small recording collaboration between two friends -- Justin McKinney and Greg Hampton -- began to coalesce into something that would prove to be well more than the sum of its parts.

"The Zenith Passage may have come about from humble beginnings in a stuffy Los Angeles apartment, but the produce thereof is anything but humble. Even the earliest demo tracks delivered a relentless torrent of technical guitar work accompanied by a distinctly frenetic and brutal vocal delivery that has since become an unmistakable hallmark in a scene that is all too often the victim of stagnation.

"Far from being strictly a shredfest, TZP also incorporates a thematic backbone that draws inspiration from the chaotic and awesome destructive powers of our universe. Progressive interludes invoke a palpable sense of abstract dread and reverence for things beyond mortal comprehension. The atmosphere created clearly nods to inspiration drawn from the likes of Deeds of Flesh, Soreption, Fallujah, Severed Savior, and Aeon. More...

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Wovenwar Streaming Full New Album

Wovenwar is currently streaming the band's debut self-titled album (reviewed here). You can listen to the full release below, or over at the band's Metal Blade landing page.

"Wovenwar" will be released in North America on Tuesday, August 5. You can also catch the post As I Lay Dying project live through the Summer into Winter. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Opeth Streaming "Eternal Rains Will Come"

The second track to officially see release off the upcoming Opeth album "Pale Communion" is now available online for streaming.

Check out "Eternal Rains Will Come" in the YouTube player below, which follows the previous release of the track "Cusp Of Eternity" (you can hear that song at this location).

"Pale Communion" is due out via Roadrunner Records on August 26th, and pre-order info can now be found here.

The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Eternal Rains Will Come
2. Cusp of Eternity
3. Moon Above, Sun Below
4. Elysian Woes
5. Goblin
6. River
7. Voice of Treason
8. Faith in Others More...

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Primordium Premieres New Song

U.S. technical death metal act Primordium is gearing up to drop new album "Aeonian Obsolescence" via Lacerated Enemy Records, and today we are bringing you a head banging first taste of the release!

Prepare to be swept up in "The Incursion" in the player below. Lacerated Enemy Records also comments on the band:

"Primordium is America's best kept secret. The band's mind-boggling technical Death Metal music is among the best. The band keeps it fast and vicious without rendering it unnecessarily brutal and has a sublime sense of catchiness with an undertone of melody but maintaining a firm distinction - the result is some of the best-balanced technical death metal that's contemporary and relevant."

Pre-orders for "Aeonian Obsolescence" are available in physical format here or digitally via Bandcamp. The album is set to drop September 19th, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. A Process Of Becoming
3. The Opaque Semblance
4. The Incursion
5. Esoteric Purification
6. Instrumental More...

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Alestorm Posts "Hangover" Lyric Video

Scottish metal pirates Alestorm released a lyric video for the new track "Hanover" - the Taio Cruz cover that appears on the new album "Sunset on the Golden Age" (see review here). The album is set to be released via Napalm Records on the following schedule:

Today, August 1st: GAS, FIN & BENELUX
August 4th: UK & Rest of Europe
August 5th: USA/CAN
August 6th: ESP/NOR/SWE

The track list for the album is:

1. Walk The Plank
2. Drink (see music video here)
3. Magnetic North
4. 1741 (The Battle of Cartagena)
5. Mead from Hell
6. Surf Squid Warfare
7. Quest for Ships
8. Wooden Leg!
9. Hangover
10. Sunset on the Golden Age

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Wolfen Announces New Album "Evilution"

German metal act Wolfen will release the fifth studio album entitled "Evilution" on September 12, 2014 via Pure Legend Records (a division of Pure Steel Records). The album is the follow up to the 2012 release "Chapter IV."

The track listing for "Evilution" is:

1. Sea Of Sorrows
2. 50 Dead Man
3. Digital Messiah
4. Eternity
5. The Flood
6. Chosen One
7. Pure-Culture
8. Embodiment Of Evil
9. The Irish Brigade
10. All That Remains Is Nothing More...

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Edge Of Haze Premieres New Music Video

The Finnish outfit Edge Of Haze is gearing up to release new album "Illumine" on August 21st, 2014.

As a teaser leading up to that release, today we've teamed up with the band to exclusively premiere the new "Crushed" music video. The clip, available below, was directed and edited by Markus Hentunen, with additional filming and directing by Olli Kiikkilä.

The "Crushed" track was recorded and mixed by Tuomas Yli-Jaskari (Tracedawn) at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland and mastering was handled by Acle Kahney (TesseracT) at 4D Sounds in Brighton, UK. You can pick up the single at iTunes. Edge Of Haze also comments:

"In the video we wanted to showcase especially the dystopia theme and empathize the protagonist on the album. We are citizens, barren souls under authority, desperately trying to find light in the surroundings both figuratively and literally.

"The importance of light goes hand in hand between the album (title) and the video. In the video we need to illumine the room of our secret society to be able to escape. In the album it is an individual attempt of taking control over one's own life. Either way the idea of finding yourself, the light, is what we want to signal via the song."

If you like what you hear, you can check out the band's previous album "Mirage" at Bandcamp here. The track listing for forthcoming album "Illumine" will be as follows:

1. Drawn
2. The Pyre
3. Urban Reverie
4. Crushed
5. 3:30 AM
6. Into the Red Sun
7. Unlearn
8. A Storm at the River
9. Rainfall
10. The Newfound Horizon More...

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