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Metal News for August 10, 2012

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36 news articles posted on this day.

Darsombra Reveals "Climax Community" Details

Following a multitude of releases on labels including At A Loss, Public Guilt, and Underradar, in addition to self-released recordings, Maryland’s ultra-eclectic transcendental/drone rock unit Darsombra have signed with Germany’s Exile On Mainstream for the release of a new full-length album, titled "Climax Community."

Set for North American release on October 16th, the three tracks on "Climax Community" traverse forty five minutes of Darsombra's slow-building, organic transcendental rock, and explore realms of the musical cosmos not present on previous releases.

In preparation for the release of "Climax Community," Darsombra has constructed a trailer showcasing both the audio and visual aspects of the album. Check out the teaser below. The album's track listing is:

1. Roaming The Periphery
2. Green
3. Thunder Thighs More...

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Born Of Osiris Announces Shows With I The Breather

Born of Osiris, which recently covered the System of a Down track "Science," has now announced the band will be heading out on tour in October with The Word Alive, Norma Jean, and I, The Breather.

General tickets will be available this Monday, August 13th and more dates are reportedly coming soon. The currently announced shows are as follows:

10/1 Greensboro, NC @ Greene St.
10/2 Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks
10/3 Tampa, FL @ Orpheum
10/9 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
10/11 Wichita, KS @ The Scenery
10/14 Boise ID @ The Venue
10/16 Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory
10/17 Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
10/18 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café(Vegas Strip)
10/19 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/20 Yuma, AZ @ The Backyard(w/o Norma Jean) More...

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Cloudscape Streaming New Single

Today Cloudscape is pleased to debut the first single from the band's forthcoming release "New Era." The track "Share Your Energy" is streaming exclusively at Metal Music Archives here. The single will also be available on iTunes starting August 14th.

Cloudscape is a melodic power metal band with progressive touches from southern Sweden. The following press release was issued about the band: "Cloudscape's compositional ambitions have always bridged progressive metal and straightforward melodic rock/metal, creating music accessible to a wider audience by virtue of its intense melody, but with enough complexity to satiate the ears of casual and serious music enthusiasts.

"Since 2004 Cloudscape has called the prestigious Roastinghouse Studios in Malmö, Sweden their home for all of their albums to date. Cloudscape continue to progress with each record, breaking new boundaries in their style and continue to mature in their writing and composition New Era, the band's fourth album is without a doubt the band's crowning accomplishment to date. The record was produced and mixed by Micko Twedberg. Twedberg was assisted on the mixing by Anders 'Theo' Theander. The mastering was also handled by Theander." More...

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Dire Omen Announces "Eastern Ossuary" Tour

Edmonton based blackened death metal act Dire Omen will be embarking on the "Eastern Ossuary" tour this September. The tour is in support of the band's new EP "Severing Soul From Flesh," which is being released through Serpent's Head Reprisal and has already earned the band a spot on the Torment in Fire festival in Calgary.

You can check out the first song from the EP, titled "Decaying Moral Scripture," over at MySpace. The upcoming Dire Omen tour dates are as follows:

Tuesday, Sept 11 - Saskatoon, SK (LEPPS)
Wednesday, Sept 12 - Winnipeg, MB (The Zoo)
Friday, Sept 14 - North Bay, ON (Granite Pub)
Saturday, Sept 15 - Toronto, ON (The Cave)
Sunday, Sept 16 - Hamilton, ON (Doors Pub)
Monday, Sep 17 - Oshawa, ON (The Atria)
Wednesday, Sept 19 - Quebec City, QC (Scanner Bistro)
Thursday, Sept 20 - Trois-Rivieres, QC (Cafe Le Stage)
Friday, Sept 21 - Montreal, QC (Hemisphere Gauche)
Saturday, Sept 22 - Ottawa, ON (Royal Canadian Legion)
Monday, Sept 24 - Thunder Bay, ON (Black Pirates Pub)
October 7 - EP Release in Edmonton (The Pawn Shop) More...

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Trailer Posted For Zombies Ate My Neighbors Tour

BlankTV has released a teaser video for the upcoming Zombies Ate My Neighbors Tour, featuring Arsonists Get All The Girls, Hypno5e, and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo. Check out the video below. Two additional shows have also now been added to the tour, and a complete list can be found after the jump.

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Bloodstock Festival Live Feed Available

This weekend's Bloodstock Festival is streaming live over at this location and in the player below. At the time of this post, Behemoth's headlining performance is streaming live.

The festival is scheduled for two more days, featuring Chthonic, Testament, Machine Head, Sanctuary and Mayhem on Saturday and Nile, Evile, Black Dahlia Murder, Anvil, Paradise Lost, Dimmu Borgir and Alice Cooper on Sunday.

Check out the live stream here:


Bloodstock Festival 2012 by BloodstockFestival

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Upon Wings Releases New Video Clip

Operatic metal act Upon Wings has unleashed its debut music video for “The Dream.” The video can be viewed via the group’s YouTube channel or in the player below.

“This was a huge accomplishment for Upon Wings, to release our first music video,” frontwoman Anne Erickson said. “We've received such a warm response for ‘The Dream,’ and I’m glad we were able to put together a music video to compliment the song. We are honored by the positive response and can’t wait to release new music soon.”

Upon Wings recently recorded new music at the Johnny K-owned Goovemaster Studios in Chicago with a producer who will be announced soon, and the band plans to release the debut this fall. The band also commented on its sound and history:

"Upon Wings hails from the U.S. and can be described as operatic metal with a classical influence. After creating the idea for Upon Wings, Erickson — who is also a music journalist for Gannett, Gibson, Loudwire and radio host and managing editor of Audio Ink Radio — entered the studio with Michigan-based, Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Glenn Brown to put the ideas onto tape. The result is music with a strong Euro-classical influence, showcasing Erickson’s classically-trained mezzo soprano vocals." More...

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Wormfood Streaming Song From Reissue

The first extract from "Décade(nt)," the collector reissue of the first Wormfood album, is now online. Check out the song "The Dead Bury The Dead" in the player below. The album was remastered by Axel Wursthorn (ex-Carnival In Coal) at Walnut Groove Studio and pre-orders are available on the Apathia Records e-shop here.

"Décade(nt)" will be released on September 24th through Apathia Records and the track listing is as follows:

01. Carpathian Carousel
02. Human Circus
03. Abortion Exit
04. Grandpa's Remission
05. The Night Of The Elderly
06. Hunger Anger
07. Schlachthaus
08. Licking The Bones
09. The Dead Bury The Dead
10. Acouphene

Live at Blast Fest 2005
11. Intro
12. Bum Fight
13. TEGBM
14. Miroir de Chair
15. Comptine
16. Vieux Pédophile

Covers
17. Femme Chrétienne (Christian Woman - Type O Negative cover)
18. La Décadanse (Serge Gainsbourg cover) More...

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Devin Townsend Seeking Fan Contributions For Video

Devin Townsend wants you to be in his new video clip for "Lucky Animals," taken off his upcoming album "Epicloud" (due out September 18th in North America). In order to become part of the video, all you have to do is become an animal and film yourself, your friends, or family while performing to "Lucky Animals." The following press release was issued about Devin seeking fan contributions:

"Be animalistic, be creative, be funny, be cute. But don't be cruel. Dress up like your favourite animal, if you like-- or film your own pet doing something funny (without hurting it or making it do something it doesn't like! Any video with cruel content will be declined!), do mammal stuff, play animal charade, use stuffed animals to tell a story, etc. Visit this location to find all details and instructions, plus a short video from Devin and a stream of 'Lucky Animals.'

"This September, the Devin Townsend Project and Katatonia will team-up for the 'Epic Kings & Idols Tour,' a co-headlining North American run featuring Paradise Lost as direct support and Stolen Babis as openers (DTP and Katatonia will alternate in headlining each show). Dates for the 'Epic Kings & Idols Tour' are below, so check to see when Hevy Devy will be coming to a city near you!" More...

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Prey For Sleep Signs To Nemesis Records

Nemesis Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Prey For Sleep:

"We are excited to welcome Prey for Sleep to our full time roster as a Nemesis recording artist. The band's professionalism on and off stage along with their ability to entertain a variety of crowds is something we could not ignore and we at Nemesis are very eager to continue our working relationship with the band as they push towards achieving their goals as a professional Artist.

"The band has just recently released a new EP entitled 'Amongst Liars and Thieves' and finished a successful west coast run on The Zombie Apocalypse Tour. Prey for Sleep has plans to enter the studio in the later half of 2012 to start production on their newest offering."

Prey for Sleep is:

Hunter Townsend - Vocals
Jason Powell - Guitar
Chase Townsend - Guitar
Jake Archer - Bass
Dave Swanson - Drums

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The Acacia Strain Reveals New Album Details

The Acacia Strain will be releasing "Death is the Only Mortal" this coming October 9th via Rise Records. The cover artwork has now been revealed, which is available below, and the album's track listing is:

1. Doomblade
2. Our Lady of Perpetual Sorrow
3. Go To Sleep
4. Brain Death
5. The Mouth of the River
6. Dust and the Helix
7. Victims of the Cave
8. Time and Death and God
9. The Chambered Nautilus
10. House of Abandon More...

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Beastwars Streaming New Song "Cthulhu"

New Zealand doom-metal outfit Beastwars will make the band's debut self-titled album available for the first time in North America on September 11th, and one day earlier in the rest of the world.

In addition to heavy touring in support of the album release, the band is stoked to have New Metal Army premiere one of the "Beastwars" tracks titled "Cthulhu." Check out the song at this location. The band comments:

"The idea for the song was to create some music that felt like a huge sea monster. Coincidentally, we recorded the album in Dunedin, New Zealand, which is the same city where H.P. Lovecraft's crew set off from in the story 'The Call of Cthulhu.'

"This version that was recorded was the first time ever that we had played the song all the way through, and all the vocals were improvised on the spot. The next morning we were watching the news on TV and we saw that a fishing boat had sunk off the coast of Dunedin around the same time that we had recorded the song. Obvious use a coincidence, but made us seriously contemplate the power of the riff."

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Lor Streaming New Demo Album

Philadelphia power metal act Lor has released the "Requiem" demo album online for streaming and free download. You can listen to the tracks over at Bandcamp or in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Reqiuem 08:21
2. The Dark Cloud 03:05
3. Song For The Lost 08:33 More...

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Auroch Streaming New Song

Lovecraftian death metal trio Auroch has teamed up with SMN News to stream the new single "Slaves To A Flame Undying," which is taken from the band's new album "Forgotten Worlds." Check out the song over at this location.

The Vancouver underground metal band recently wrapped up a summer tour across Canada and is gearing for release of "From Forgotten Worlds" on August 28th. The "From Forgotten Worlds" track listing is:

1. From Forgotten Worlds
2. Fleshless Ascension (Paths of Dawn)
3. Slaves To A Flame Undying
4. Dregs Of Sanity
5. Talisman For Total Temporal Collapse
6. Terra Akeldama
7. Bloodborne Conspiracy
8. Tundra Moon

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Dreamtale Signs With IceWarrior Records

Finnish melodic power metal act Dreamtale has inked a deal with IceWarrior Records. The label co-operation will start with an official release of the "Epsilon" for European fans. Details on upcoming new material from the band will be announced as it is made available, and you can keep up to date with Dreamtale's activity over at Facebook.

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Vektor Kicking Off U.S. Tour

Philadelphia-based thrashers Vektor are due to kick off a U.S. tour tonight - Friday, August 10th - at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Vektor bassist Frank Chin comments:

"It's been two years since we've done a proper US tour. A lot has happened since then and we're stoked to show the rest of the States what we've been working on, live. Seeing old fans and friends and making new ones. Turning new brains into cerebral mush and infecting new lands; we'll make it count. This is just a taste of the future. Sci-fi or die!"

Aug. 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Kung Fu Necktie
Aug. 12 - New York, NY - Saint Vitus Bar
Aug. 13 - Burlington, VT - Nectars
Aug. 14 - Buffalo, NY - The Funeral Home
Aug. 15 - Hamilton, ON - Mountain Theatre
Aug. 16 - Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class
Aug, 17 - Warren, MI - The Ritz
Aug. 18 - Lansing, MI - Blackened Moon Concert Hall
Aug. 19 - Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle
Aug. 20 - St. Louis, MO - Firebird
Aug. 21 - Kansas City, MO - Riot Room
Aug. 22 - Lincoln, NE - Zoo Bar
Aug. 23 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Aug. 25 - Salt Lake City, UT - Burt's Tiki Lounge
Aug. 26 - Idaho Falls, ID - Wax House
Aug. 27 - Boise, ID - Shredder
Aug. 28 - Seattle, WA - Funhouse
Aug. 30 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
Aug. 31 - Eugene, OR - Bloodstains Across Eugene Fest
Sep. 01 - Arcata, CA - Alibi
Sep. 02 - San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
Sep. 03 - Fullerton, CA - Slidebar
Sep. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - TBA
Sep. 05 - Phoenix, AZ - Rhythm Room
Sep. 06 - Las Cruces, NM - Trainyard
Sep. 07 - San Antonio, TX - Korova Basement
Sep. 08 - Austin, TX - Spider House Cafe (early show)
Sep. 08 - Austin, TX - Frontier Bar (late show)
Sep. 09 - Dallas, TX - Club Dada
Sep. 10 - New Orleans, LA - Siberia
Sep. 11 - Atlanta, GA - The 529
Sep. 13 - Charlotte, NC - Tremont Music Hall
Sep. 14 - Wilmington, NC - Reggie's
Sep. 15 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
Sep. 16 - Washington D.C. - RAS Restaurant (early show)

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Sophicide Streaming Entire New Album

Decibel is currently streaming Sophicide's "Perdition Of The Sublime" full-length in its entirety. Check out the full album at this location.

"Perdition Of The Sublime" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by young founding songwriter Adam Laszlo at his home studio and features 11 cuts of technical death metal viciousness.

Formed as a one-man-project in 2009 by Laszlo, Sophicide means “murder of wisdom” and serves as the central theme of "Perdition Of The Sublime." The album will be released through Willowtip Records and has the following track listing:

1. The Art Of Atrocity
2. Within Darkness
3. Perdition Of The Sublime
4. Of Lust And Vengeance
5. Execration
6. Blood For Honour
7. Freedom Of Mind
8. Folie Á Deux
9. Lafayette's Deception
10. Dawn Of A New Age
11. The Essence Of Warfare

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Sabaton Announces Rescheduled Shows

Nuclear Blast has issued the following announcement about new tour dates from Sabaton after the band canceled several shows earlier this year:

"Sabaton has some AWESOME breaking news! Those that missed them on their last tour because of cancelled dates and those on the west coast will now get a chance to see them! Who's heading out to one of these shows?"

02/02/13 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
03/04/13 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
02/05/13 Trees – Dallas, TX
02/07/13 910 Live – Tempe, AZ
02/08/13 Yost Theater – Santa Ana, CA
02/09/13 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
02/11/13 Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
02/12/13 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
02/13/13 The Venue – Vancouver, B.C. CANADA
02/15/13 In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
02/16/13 Moe’s – Englewood, CO

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Interview

An Interview With Guitarist Wes Borland

Wes Borland is best known as the eccentric guitarist for rap metal outfit Limp Bizkit, but he also splits his time as the frontman for Black Light Burns. The band released the well-received “Cruel Melody” in 2007. After a few years on hiatus, the band is gearing up to release their sophomore effort, “The Moment You Realize You're Going To Fall.” A heavier affair compared to their debut album, distorted bass and an abrasive guitar sound drives most of the songs. I had the chance to speak to Borland about the band starting up again, writing in isolation, and the differences between touring with Black Light Burns and Limp Bizkit. More...

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Anathema Releases New Music Video

Anathema has released a new music video for the track "Untouchable (Part One)," which is taken from the band's new album "Weather System" (reviewed here). The video can be viewed below, and Anathema also commented:

"The video for ‘Untouchable (part one)’, the opening track from Weather Systems is now online. The video which reflects the themes created in the album was edited together by Lasse Hoile, the acclaimed director and filmmaker, best known for his work with Steven Wilson and Porcupine Tree. We hope you love it!" More...

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Behexen Posts "Nightside Emanations" Trailer

Behexen will be releasing new album "Nightside Emanations" this coming September 21st through Debemur Morti Productions. A teaser trailer for the release is available below, and Debemur Morti also commented:

"Ushering the dawn of a new age of darkness, Behexen stirs from its solitary slumber with 'Nightside Emanations,' invoking chaos, heralding the decay of the (self-)righteous, celebrating the ominous, all-consuming onset of Death - embracing that eternal, perpetual, unflinching reality that awaits us all. These ten new incantations to the ancient ones are imbued with an organic, evil sound; blessed / cursed / inspired by forces from the nether realm. The serpent of black fire is summoned to set the world aflame, mankind and his impetitude razed and cleansed by the unforgiving tendrils of serpentine flame. A ritual reawakening, a call to demons, 'Nightside Emanations' traverses abyssic dungeons, diffusing irresistible energies from the temple of silent curses. As all around you crumbles to dust, bow beneath the black star of Lucifer. Acknowledge the horned master in all his forms; recognise and revere his many faces." More...

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Dysrhythmia Streaming New Song

Dysrhythmia has teamed up with NPR to stream a new track from the band's upcoming album "Test Of Submission." Listen to opening track "In Secrecy" at this location.

"Test of Submission" is due out August 28th on Profound Lore Records and has the following track listing:

1. In Secrecy
2. Test Of Submission (stream available here)
3. The Line Always Snaps
4. Running Towards The End
5. In The Spirit Of Catastrophe
6. The Madness Of Three
7. Like Chameleons
8. In Consequence

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Alestorm And More Added To Rock Band Network

After several weeks that were sparse on the metal front, the Rock Band Network now has a collection of new headbang friendly tracks available for download. The following tracks are now available for the Xbox 360 version of the game:

Alestorm – “Back Through Time (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
All Shall Perish – “Rebirth (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Asking Alexandria – “To the Stage (2x Bass Pedal)” (160 MSP)
Halcyon Way – “Our Finest Hour” (80 MSP)
Saint Vitus – “Blessed Night” (160 MSP)

These tracks will hit instead the PS3 version on Tuesday, 8/14/2012 (North America) and 8/15/2012 (Europe):

Strikken - "Forever in Lies" ($0.99)
Strikken - "The Final Act" ($0.99)
Strikken - "Ashes" ($0.99)

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9MM To Release New Album This Year

Napalm Records has issued the following announcement about 9MM working on a new album to see release in November:

"Rock Rotten and his boys are currently working on their new album. The dream team of Sascha Gerstner (Helloween) and Sascha 'Busy' Bühren are in charge of mixing and mastering the new songs and will turn them into a heavy and relentless bombardment.

"The new spawn of maniacal tunes, party hymns and metal songs will be released on November 23rd 2012!"

Further details on the album will be announced as they come to light.

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Interview

Sound Storm Stabs At The Heart Of Immortality

Turin (Torino), Italy is more than a city that was the focus of the 2006 Winter Olympics. It is a city rich in history, best known as the home of the “Shroud of Turin,” which has been the subject of religious debate for years. The language (“piemontese”) is still steeped with the Celtic verbiage of its ancient inhabitants (“The Taurini”), who were destroyed by the Romans. A cultural, literary and cinematic center, Turin was the birthplace of chromatography and the Italian cinema. Ironically, this culture has been infused into the city’s symphonic metal scene with acts like Aevum, Phenris, Venice In Vain, and most notably Sound Storm.

Sound Storm was established back in 2002 as a traditional/classic metal band playing covers of Iron Maiden, Manowar and Savatage. At the end of 2003, the band began composing original material resulting in its 2005 demo “The Storm is Coming...” and successor 2007 EP “Northern Wilderness.” In 2009, the band started to define its sound with the stellar debut release “Twilight Opera,” through Rising Works. Once released, the band would begin its epic journey of evolution and now stands at the precipice of releasing one of the finest symphonic records ever, “Immortalia” (see Metal Underground.com’s review at this location). With the sophomore LP backed by Scarlet Records and scheduled for an August 28, 2012 drop, guitarist Valerio Sbriglione spoke with Metal Underground.com to give the entire low down on a release that should become immortal in the hearts of symphonic metal fans. More...

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Powerwolf Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm Records is extremely happy to announce that Powerwolf has joined the label's ranks. The release date for the new, as-yet-untitled longplayer and follow-up to "Blood of the Saints" (reviewed here), is tentatively scheduled for the summer of 2013. On December 15th, the wolves will share the stage with In Extremo, Helloween and many more at the Knock Out Festival in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Mattew Greywolf of Powerwolf comments: "We're blessed to have found a mighty and truely believing partner for crusades to come. Among all the labels we had been takling to, Napalm Records were the ones who stood out in means of faith, spirit and dedication to the wolves. We're looking forward to spreading the word of metal together with them in the future. Be prepared!"

Markus Riedler, CEO of Napalm Records, also adds, "Captain Napalm, the mighty twin-headed eagle, and the wolves have joined forces in order to begin the crusade for the Power Metal throne. There is no doubt that the ultimate victory of the band cannot be stopped. We are very proud to build a great future together with Powerwolf. The album will be released in the summer of 2013 and the deafening howl of the wolves will make the competitors freeze with fear."

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Fifth Part Of "And Justice For Art" Series Posted

In the fifth installment of the "...And Justice For Art" series on Pure Grain Audio, writer Ramon Martos-Garcia tackles the visual imagery of Anthrax. Focusing especially on the "Among the Living" album, the connection Anthrax has with the Poltergeist theme is explored, along with the band's long-running collaboration with artist Don Brautigam.

Don was the artist behind the covers of several best sellers by Dean Koontz, Stephen King and reissues of Agatha Christie and HG Wells tomes. The painting techniques that Brautigam used in "State of Euphoria" and "Persistence of Time" are also revealed. Read the full article by going here. More...

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Primitive Graven Image Posts New Music Video

After announcing details on the new album "Psychedelic Episodes: Observations on Death and Deathlessness" yesterday, Primitive Graven Image has now posted an official video for the song "Slave to the Mannequin." Check out the clip below.

The upcoming album's full track listing is as follows:

1. Eye Of Existence
2. Ten Thousand Armageddons
3. Mock The Lifeline
4. Slave To The Mannequin
5. Attack The Attacker
6. Breathe
7. The Maniacal Laughter Of A Dying Man
8. The Killer, The Philosopher and the Holy Man
9. Of Death And Deathlessness More...

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Dordeduh Announces Album Release

Dordeduh, which was recently included on a compilation tribute to the band Enslaved, has now revealed the "Dar De Duh" album is due out September 28th, 2012 via Prophecy Productions. The cover artwork can be viewed below, and you can find more info on the band over at the Dordeduh Facebook profile. More...

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The Graviators Posts "Häxagram" Music Video

Swedish stoner/doom act The Graviators posted a new music video for the song "Häxagram." The song appears on the band's sophomore effort, and Napalm Records debut, "Evil Deeds," which is due for release on August 31, 2012.

The track listing for "Evil Deeds" is as follows:

1. Soulstealer
2. Evil Deeds
3. Morning Star
4. The Great Deception
5. Feelin' Low
6. Häxagram
7. Presence
8. A Different Moon
9. Forlorn
10. The Infidel

Check out "Häxagram" here: More...

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Ektomorf Streaming New Single "Unscarred"

Hungarian act Ektomorf is streaming the new single "Unscarred." The track appears on the new album "Black Flag," which is scheduled for release on August 31st, 2012 through AFM Records.

The track list for "Black Flag" is as follows:

1 War Is My Way
2. Unscarred
3. The Cross
4. Cut It Out
5. Black Flag
6. Private Hell
7. 12 Angels
8. Enemy
9. Fuck Your God
10. Never Surrender
11. Sick Love
12. Feel Like This
13. Kill It
14. The Pretender (bonus track)

Check out "Unscarred" here: More...

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Lord Posts European Tour Diary Footage

Australian metal band Lord posted the first part of a series of tour diary footage from the band's first tour of Europe as part of the Headbangers Open Air Festival. It was the first time since 2005 that members of Lord had been in Europe when they toured as Dungeon.

In this first part, follow along with the band as they rip into each other, drink lots of beer and spend hours basically sitting on a plane. This video features unmixed snippets from the song "Digital Lies," the title track from Lord's fourth full length album, which is due out this year through Dominus Records.

Check out the video here:

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Column

The Rockstar Ramblings: Video Diary

This week a look at video’s by Reverence, Nasty Habit, Johnny Roadkill, Europe, Diehard Dolls, and a special bonus from Steel Panther. Let’s get started! More...

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Cauldron Unveils Album Art And Track List

Canadian traditional metal act Cauldron unveiled the album and track listing for the band's upcoming third release "Tomorrow's Lost." The album is scheduled for release on October 8, 2012 via Earache Records. Pre-orders for the release (with three bonus tracks) is available through iTunes at this location.

The track listing for "Tomorrow's Lost" is as follows:

1. End of Time
2. Born to Struggle
3. Nitebreaker
4. Summoned to Succumb
5. Burning Fortune
6. Endless Ways
7. Relentless Temptress
8. Fight For Day
9. Tomorrow's Lost (Sun Will Fall)

Bonus Tracks:

10. Streetwalker
11. Autumn Twilight
12. I Told You So (Corporate Rock Really Does Suck) More...

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Orchid Posts "Heretic" Snippet With Commentary

San Francisco doom act Orchid, posted an audio snippet (with comments) of the title track of the band's brand new EP "Heretic," which is due for for release on September 7th, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

"Heretic," will be released both digitally and on 10" Vinyl. The track listing is as follows:

1. Heretic
2. Falling Away
3. Saviours Of The Blind
4. He Who Walks Alone

Check out "Heretic" here:

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Wintersun Posts Facebook Fan Interview, Pt. I

Wintersun posted the first part of the Facebook fan interview with guitarist/vocalist/keyboardist Jari Mäenpää which was conducted by Bleeding Red frontman Timo Joos after the "Time I" listening party on July 28, 2012 at the Nuclear Blast headquarters in Donzdorf, Germany.

"Time I" is scheduled for release on October 12th, 2012 (EU) and October 19th, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast. The track listing 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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