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Metal News for August 10, 2015

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27 news articles posted on this day.

Infecting The Swarm Unveils Album Art

Artwork was revealed today for the 2nd Infecting the Swarm album "Abyss" - check it out below. Lacerated Enemy Records also comments:

"The second stab of sci-fi oriented brutal death metal trilogy by none other than German masters of relentless brutality will be released in 2016!"

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Mammoth Storm Releasing New Album

The Swedish doomsters from Mammoth Storm are back - today the three piece psychedelic doom crew delivered details on upcoming studio album "Fornjot." Check out a s song teaser for the track "Augurs Echo" below.

Following self-released debut EP, "Rite Of Ascension" (2014), "Fornjot" draws its name from the ancient Norse mythology: Fornjotr, a giant and ruler of Finland, Kvenland and Gotland. This sublime elemental force is transcribed on "Fornjot," due out November 6. The full track listing is:

1. Augurs Echo
2. Vultures Prey
3. Sumerian Cry
4. Fornjot
5. Horns of Jura
6. Hekla
7. Ancient Apocalypse (Bonus Track) More...

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Axis Streaming Album's Title Track

The title track off Axis' debut LP, "Show Your Greed," has now come online and can be heard below.

"Show Your Greed," mixed by Taylor Young of Nails and Twitching Tongues, sees a September 4 release date on Good Fight Music. The band is also on tour through the summer with Good Fight labelmates Old Wounds and Of Feather and Bone. Dates are as follows:

Aug 10 - Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland
Aug 11 - Eugene, OR @ The Boreal
Aug 12 - Seattle, WA @ The Black Lodge
Aug 13 - Olympia, WA @ Le Voyeur
Aug 14 - Boise, ID @ The Crux
Aug 15 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Bridge More...

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Krisiun Posts Lyric Video

Krisiun's new album, "Forged In Fury," is available now worldwide via Century Media Records as a limited edition digipak which includes two bonus tracks as well as a woven patch. The release is also available in a 180g gatefold 2 LP edition with etching (incl. the album on CD) and as a digital download.

The band has now launched the second track "Ways Of Barbarism" in the form of a new lyric video. Check it out below (fans in Germany can watch it over here).

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Ares Kingdom Posts New Album Promo

The forthcoming Ares Kingdom album "The Unburiable Dead" is due out next month via NWN! Productions, and today a new promo clip for the track "Demoralize" comes online. This new album follows the 2013 release "Veneration."

Ares Kingdom is now operating as a three piece (following news that rhythm guitarist Doug Overbay is taking an indefinite hiatus from the band in order to address health issues) and the band currently features Alex Blume on bass/vocals, Mike Miller on drums, and Chuck Keller on guitars.

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Devilment Releases New Music Video

Today Devilment premieres the official music video for "Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero," taken off the band's debut, "The Great And Secret Show" (2014).

The video, directed by Lizzy Ellam and edited by Sam Scott-Hunter, can be viewed below. Commented Dani Filth: "It was enormous fun filming the video for 'Sanity Hits A (Perfect) Zero' as it was decided that it would appear very chaotic, retro and dirty from an early stage, as if the discovered film stock had slightly perished with age, bringing with it a psychedelically lurid post-apocalyptic vision.

"The whole experience was undertaken close to home in Suffolk at a countryside scrapyard, with friends and performers being assembled, dressed, watered and fed by the extended Devilment family, with a crew 'borrowed' from the local university.

"In essence it was very much an underground guerrilla effort, the spirit of which we intended to capture on a day which fortunately fell between two bouts of horrible stormy weather, thus enabling the use of flame on what was essentially a fuel-soaked death trap waiting to ignite.
Still, all's Hell that ends well, and we think the finished video (perfectly) compliments the madness and feral metallic adrenaline of the track heaved under the spotlight." More...

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Wildlights Posts "Anchors" Track

Wilmington, NC's Wildlights just released another new track taken from the band's forthcoming self-titled album. The track, titled "Anchors" is streaming below.

The album, produced by Matt Hyde, will be released by Season of Mist worldwide on August 21. The full track listing is:

1. Anchors
2. Rebel Smiles
3. Part of the Sea (streaming here)
4. Snow Song
5. Hellfire Forever
6. Pictures
7. Onward Upward
8. Lights Out (streaming here)
9. New Year Repeat
10. Climb in the Throne
11. Lions (streaming here)
12. Big Frontier More...

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Ghost Embarking On Record Store Tour

Ghost has been summoned stateside for a procession christened the Unholy/Unplugged Tour. The five-city outing will take Papa Emeritus III and his nameless ghouls to some of the nation's most highly regarded record selling institutions.

Blessed attendees will enjoy a rare stripped down acoustic live performance of new songs followed by a signing of upcoming album "Meliora" (due out August 21).

The occasion will mark Papa Emeritus III's inaugural visit to the United States. See below for complete details:

August 18th - Silver Platters (SoDo Location) - Seattle, WA (7:00 PM)
August 20th - Amoeba - Los Angeles, CA (6:00 PM)
August 21st - ZIA (Camelback Location) - Phoenix, AZ (7:00 PM)
August 22nd - Sound Garden - Baltimore, MD (5:00 PM)
August 23rd - Rough Trade - Brooklyn, NY (2:00 PM) More...

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Wrvth Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Ethereal tech death unit Wrvth will kick off a western U.S. tour next month supporting headlining labelmates, Lord Of War.

Set to embark on September 11 in Sacramento, California, The Ongoing Dissension Tour will raze seventeen stages in five states, coming to a close on September 27th, 2015 in Lancaster, California.

Wrvth will be touring in support of a self-titled new full-length, issued via Unique Leader this June. Dates are as follows:

9/11/2015 On The Y - Sacramento, CA w/ The Kennedy Veil
9/12/2015 Whiskey Dick's - South Lake Tahoe, CA
9/13/2015 Di Piazza's - Long Beach, CA
9/14/2015 Joe's Grotto - Phoenix, AZ
9/15/2015 Studio 18 - Farmington, NM
9/16/2015 Walters - Houston, TX
9/17/2015 The Thirsty Monkey - McAllen, TX
9/18/2015 House Of Rock - Corpus Christi, TX
9/19/2015 Korova - San Antonio, TX
9/20/2015 Reno's Chop Shop - Dallas, TX
9/21/2015 Hap Hazard Hall - Las Cruces, NM
9/22/2015 The Underground St Evangelo's - Santa Fe, NM
9/23/2015 Duke City Sound - Albuquerque, NM
9/24/2015 Beauty Bar - Las Vegas, NV
9/25/2015 Soma - San Diego, CA
9/26/2015 The Hub - Colton, CA
9/27/2015 Lancaster Moose Lodge - Lancaster, CA More...

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Dreadnought Streaming Full New Album

The release of Dreadnought's epic sophomore effort "Bridging Realms" is just a few days away on August 11, and the Denver-based progressive/black/folk metal quartet has also hit the road for a U.S. tour. In celebration, the full album is now available on line - listen in below - and you can catch Dreadnought live on these dates:

Aug 10th: Detroit, MI - New Dodge Lounge
Aug 11th: Oshawa, Ontario, CAN - The Atria
Aug 12th: Montreal, Quebec, CAN - L'Alizé
Aug 13th: Somerville, MA - PA's Lounge
Aug 14th: Kingston, NY - The Anchor
Aug 15th: Philadelphia, PA - DIY Loft
Aug 16th: Baltimore, MD - The Depot
Aug 18th: Pittsburgh, PA - The Mr. Roboto Project
Aug 19th: Cincinnati, OH - The Drinkery
Aug 20th: Louisville, KY - The Cure Lounge
Aug 21st: St Louis, MO - Fubar
Aug 22nd: Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room Patio
Aug 23rd: CO Springs - The Flux Capacitor More...

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Dark Buddha Rising Posts New Song

"Inversum" is the forthcoming new full-length from Finnish psychedelic doom practitioners Dark Buddha Rising. This fifth studio offering (and first under the Neurot Recordings banner) is a two-track exercise in the black arts of psychedelia, swallowing its listeners whole into a tense, brooding realm of dark atmospheres, harrowing mysticism, tormented howls and slow, ominous riff protrusions.

The record was recorded, produced and mixed by the band in the bowels of the Wastement, the self-proclaimed "asylum of eternal feedback," and welcomes the addition of new Dark Buddha Rising recruits, V. Vatanen (guitar, vocals), J. Saarivuori (keyboards) and M. Neuman (vocals).

Today an edited version of opening psalm "E S O" can be heard online - check it out below. Comments the band: "'E S O' is the inner process of 'Inversum,' a personal voyage into the eternal current of existence." More...

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Mandroid Of Krypton Streaming "Superluminal"

Three years on from the band's debut album, Mandroid of Krypton will release the "HyperkaossMarket" full-length next month.

Following previous single "Alien Sisters," the band just unveiled a brand new song extracted from the upcoming album. Check out "Superluminal" in the SoundCloud player below.

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South Of Hell Signs Record Deal

French death metal outfit South Of Hell just inked a worldwide deal with Sliptrick Records. The label comments:

"Originally formed by 3 childhood friends, Olivier (singer), Fargio (Guitar) and Laurent (Bassist), they went through several line up changes through years and finally managed to gather a complete line up, joined by Sophian (drums) and Nicolas (Guitar).

"A blend of old school bands such as Cannibal Corpse, Hypocrisy, Death and more modern bands such as Dying Fetus, Suffocation, Six Feet Under turning into a blast of catchy music that will have your spinning as a fucking chopper!!

"Their debut album 'Rising of Hate' has been recorded and mixed by Jerôle Salomon through august 2014 and mastered by Anton. An album featuring a wide array of genres going from old school riffs to modern blastbeat death metal chords." More...

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Speaking The King's Reveals "Carousel" Album

Orange County, California quartet Speaking The King's will release debut full-length "Carousel" via Nuclear Blast on October 16. Nuclear Blast comments:

"The album is frontloaded with moshy breakdowns, which are tempered by soaring melodic choruses that will camp out in your brain for weeks at a time. 'Carousel' was recorded with the mighty Steve Evetts at the helm."

The band had this to say: “We are ready to win the world over with 'Carousel,' which is a journey through catchy choruses to the heaviest of breakdowns. This album offers a diversity and range of emotions, which are reflective of each member and the ride we have been on to this day. We are so eager to let the world into our hearts and for you to let us into your ears.“ More...

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Death Motif Announces "The Water" EP

It’s time for some filthy rock ‘n’ roll, and when I say filthy, I mean trawled through the blackened murky waters of Austin, TX. The black ‘n’rollers from Death Motif have their second EP due out September 10, and "The Water" drags the listener to further depths than debut "A Filthy Crown."

“We focus on narratives about death, sadness, and darkness, often pulled from real life examples," the band comments. The new EP was recorded by Paul White at The Fathom Tree in Austin, TX, with Death Motif stating: “I want to make sure that we mention The Fathom Tree, because Paul really bent over backwards to help us get the record finished. Paul rules.”

1. The Water
2. His And Hers
3. Slow Dance More...

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Avatarium Releasing New Album

The Swedish doom metal masters from Avatarium are set to release their upcoming album, "The Girl With The Raven Mask," on October 23 via Nuclear Blast. Bassist Leif Edling is really content with the result, commenting:

“I think we have created something unique this time with Avatarium! The songs are more written to be just songs and there are some really nice moments on the record that I personally love... the straight forward title track, the beautiful 'January Sea,' the riff in 'Ghostlight' and the groove in 'Run Killer Run.'

"The organ and the Rhodes piano are ridiculously loud in the mix at times, even Dr. Carl agrees hehe, but i think it gives even more edge to the songs! I hope people will dig 'The Girl With The Raven Mask' as much as I do myself, and if they don't, it's their problem. A band can't deliver more than we have done here, so it is an album close to perfection! When an album is perfect...shoot me!"

Guitarist Marcus Jidell comments: "Avatarium has been taking another big step with this album and I can't wait for people to hear the songs and to play them live on our tour in November! It has been a lot of work but also a great pleasure to be the producer of this album, I'm very happy with the result and I feel very proud to be a member of this powerful and talented band!“ More...

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Fear Factory Streaming Full New Album

If you didn't pick up Fear Factory's new album "Genexus" when it dropped last Friday, now the full album is online for listening via YouTube - check it out below.

In celebration of the album, Fear Factory's long and storied history was covered in our latest Sunday Old School column here.

A music video also recently came online for the song "Dielectric," which is still available at this location. More...

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Rebellion Unveils Album Artwork

Rebellion just released the full cover artwork for new album "Wyrd Bið Ful Aræd – The History Of The Saxons," with the band commenting:

"After our new song 'Hengist' we wanna present you all the artwork of our new album 'Wyrd Bið Ful Aræd – The History Of The Saxons,' which will be released on September 25th. What do think?" More...

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Goatwhore Talks Tours

Metal Blade Recording artist Goatwhore has stayed busy over the past year. The group toured almost non-stop. Last summer they sweated out among some of today’s top death metal acts on Summer Slaughter. In the fall Goatwhore joined Glenn Danzig for a few dates with Samhain. In the winter the band traveled to the other side of the Earth when they went to Australia. Most recently the band headlined a tour with Black Breath, Ringworm and Theories. Now the band is gearing up for another string of dates on the road including Gwar B-Q

Much of Goatwhore’s tours were without longtime member, bassist James Harvey. Trans Am (ex-Hod, War Master) has filled in for James. I caught up with Ben Falgoust to see what the future holds in store for Harvey and TA. The gauntlet-clad front man also shared his thoughts on this past tours and expressed excitement regarding the upcoming tour. More...

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Vreid Announces New Album

Vreid just checked in with the following announcement about gearing up to release a new full-length album:

"New album is coming: this week we will have a major announcement for our new album. Tracklist, album title, release date, artwork etc. is to be unleashed soon.

"What we can already tell you is that it will be an album entirely written with Norwegian lyrics, and its 7 tracks that we are extremely proud of. We have isolated ourselves in our own world for quite some time, and are now ready to share this blackened beast with you soon.

"In October/November we will tour across Norway and Europe, and on Thursday the 19th of November we will do our first show in Oslo since 2013, and its our only show there this years. Spread the word and see you all soon."

This impending new release will follow the 2013 album "Welcome Farewell" (reviewed here). Stay tuned for full info. More...

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Children Of Bodom Posts Lyric Video

Children Of Bodom will release ninth studio album, "I Worship Chaos," worldwide on October 2, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.

Today the band has released the official lyric video for the title track. Check it out below. Mastermind Alexi Laiho states about the upcoming release:

"To me it seems like 'I Worship Chaos' has a lot darker vibe in it than the previous albums and so far everyone has told me that the songs are a lot catchier this time which I'm definitely glad about. To sum it up... It's angry, dark and catchy as fuck. I think it's safe to say 'I Worship Chaos' is COB reborn even more pissed off."

For the recording of "I Worship Chaos," COB returned to Finland's Danger Johnny Studios (located at a top secret, undisclosed location in Helsinki). The album was produced by COB and Mikko Karmila, who worked with the band on their earlier albums "Halo Of Blood," "Hatebreeder," "Follow The Reaper," and "Hate Crew Deathroll." The album was mixed and mastered at Finnvox Studios in Helsinki, Finland.

01. I Hurt
02. My Bodom (I Am The Only One)
03. Morrigan
04. Horns
05. Prayer For The Afflicted
06. I Worship Chaos
07. Hold Your Tongue
08. Suicide Bomber
09. All For Nothing
10. Widdershins More...

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The Amity Affliction Announces U.S. Tour

Roadrunner recording group The Amity Affliction has announced details on a massive U.S. headline tour deemed the “Seems Like Forever” tour.

The fall trek, which will feature special guests Chelsea Grin, Secrets, Cruel Hand and The Plot In You, is set to get underway October 8th at Sacramento, California’s Ace of Spades and traverse across North America through early November (see attached itinerary). Tickets for all dates will be available beginning Friday, August 14th at 12:00 PM ET / 9:00 AM PT via this location.

The tour celebrates the worldwide release of “Let The Ocean Take Me: Deluxe Edition” which appends The Amity Affliction’s 2014 album with two previously unreleased bonus tracks, “Skeletons” and “Forever." More...

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Just For Fun

GWAR Gives A TED Talk

Oh my... GWAR has now given a TED talk. This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. It was filmed and edited by Tijo Media at the Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage in Richmond, VA.

Don't forget the epic annual GWAR-B-Q is also going down this coming weekend - details over at this location.

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Counting Days Posts Album Trailer

After signing with Mascot Label Group earlier this year, Counting Days has now revealed new album "Liberated Sounds" is due out October 16, 2015.

A teaser trailer is available below, and pre-orders are now online at this location. The "Liberated Sounds" track listing is as follows:

01. Burned by Faith
02. Die Alone
03. Beaten & Scarred
04. Life & Death
05. Liberated Sounds
06. Fire From The Sky
07. Days Go By
08. The Vines
09. Sands of Time
10. Prison of Misery
11. Cold Truth
12. Reunion More...

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Dystrophy Streaming "Wretched Host"

Like all the best aural descents into madness, this one has taken its time to ready itself for another level of technical insanity, but now on a much darker plane. It’s time for Dystrophy to showcase the latest step in evolution, with 2nd LP "Wretched Host."

"Wretched Host: is an exploration of one of the most terrifying experiences a human can undergo: that of losing control of your mind. Tracks like “Singularity” and the title track explore the intense panic of realizing you have this disease, while tracks like “Exoparasite” and “Nadir” explore the stifling feeling of loneliness and fear of the unknown while you struggle to make sense of the world around you, and ultimately losing control to the disease.

Pick up your copy at Bandcamp here, or stream all the tracks below. The full track listing is:

1. Apex 07:41
2. Singularity 04:40
3. Within The Mind 06:06
4. Exoparasite 05:29
5. Wretched Host 03:12
6. Demise 05:19
7. Anhedonia 04:45
8. Nadir 09:11 More...

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Blessthefall Premieres New Music Video

Blessthefall premieres another new song titled "Walk On Water" taken from the upcoming new album "To Those Left Behind", which will be released on September 18th via Fearless Records.

Check out now "Walk On Water" below.

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Sirens & Sailors Premieres New Music Video

Sirens & Sailors premieres a new music video for the song "Rising Moon: Setting Sun", which is the title track of the band's new album, out in stores now.

Check out now "Rising Moon: Setting Sun" below.

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