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Metal News for August 12, 2012

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11 news articles posted on this day.

Throne Of Regression Returns from Hiatus

New Delhi-based experimental black metal band Throne Of Regression is back from hiatus and working on their new single. The band posted on Facebook:

"Well, after a lot of fuck-ups including line-up issues, internal disputes etc. the band is again active. And it feels good to be back again. All the past, pending projects are now being started fresh. Obviously with new hopes and spirits. For those of you who don’t know, we are a new/upcoming Black Metal act hailing from New Delhi. Our styles not just stick to one particular theme or sub-genre but we strive to deliver the most innovative Black Metal tone. To give it a precision, one can call us as Progressive Dark. If not, then maybe we would fix right in the place of Experimental Black.

"So, Throne of Regression’s main line-up includes:
Shrey Kathuria on vocals and rhythm guitars.
Ekyum Singh Sawhney on lead guitars.
Gaurav Gorain on bass guitars.

"Yeah, we will be featuring some talented guest artists/instrumentalists from the mighty music circuit in every song we would make. Coming to the drums, we still are in a need of a decent drummer. You can always drop us an inbox or get in touch with Shrey Kathuria (+91-9953069370) about the same. He would love to give interested people further details about the same.

"Well, yes, the music. The band has already started working on the debut single. Keeping those old German lessons we had in 6th grade in mind, we call the first song as Dunklen Passagier. Which, in English, means Dark Passenger. The title and the entire idea for the same was given by the guitarist, Ekyum. All the major artworks for the song are in the process by the band itself.
To be more precise about the progress, we are done programming the drums already. Guitars and bass will be tracked at end of this week. We thank for all the production and recording work Soundplex records. A fresh and new initiative taken by a good friend- Prateek Aggarwal. The man is a monster on the console, trust me!

"So, before I wrap all this up, I would want you to support us with full-heart. A constructive criticism is always welcome..because you are the one for who we will be making music for. Spread a word across, share among your friends and fellows and support Indian Black Metal.
Cheers!"

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Krampus Streaming New Song "Unspoken"

Krampus has posted a new song online titled "Unspoken," which can be heard in the SoundCloud player below. The band comments on the track:

"We have uploaded another new track from our upcoming album 'Survival Of The Fittest,' due August 24th via Noise Art records.

"'Unspoken' is about frustration. Frustration of being a young guy who lives in this global crisis period, with the will to do something, to be realized and to prove his worth, and that is instead entangled in a world that negates him this chance.

"There’s no work, global economy is falling, corruption and injustice are everywhere, there’s not enough space for those who would just like to act and build. It’s not fair that fathers feels like losers even if they work hard because the cannot look after those whom they care. Let us know what you think about the song and its message." More...

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Scarface Posts Vocal Recording Video

India's Scarface has posted a studio clip online of the band recording vocals for "Well At Least We Didn't Call This Psy-Fi," which can be viewed below. For more details on Scarface, navigate over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

The band also commented on its sound, "Scarface is a kolkata based metalcore band that explores the grim face of life with groovy/melodic music. Scarface believes in making orginal music which has a message or a feeling to be spread." More...

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Mummified In Circuitry Posts Basement Show Footage

Massachusetts act Mummified In Circuitry has released footage online of a recent basement show. Check out the up-close carnage below. The band also commented:

"Wow, last night was amazing. Big thanks to all the peeps that came out and threw down w/ us. Special thanks to Give Zombies the Vote and Destroy the Legacy for melting our faces off. Best basement show we have had, please say happy b-day to our bassist cutie pie (Justin Fletcher) for putting on such a killer event and we thank his mother and father for being so rad and letting us infiltrate there home for a day!"

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Alaska Releases Guitar Playthrough Video

Alaska has posted a new guitar playthrough clip online for the song "Take Me Home." Check out the footage in the player below. "Take Me Home" will be included on an upcoming new EP release from the band, with more details to arrive shortly. To hear more from Alaska, listen to the song "Mind Injuries" over at this location.

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Cypnera Posts New Album Teaser

Cyperna has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming new album "Deliquesce." Check out the clip below, or you can watch a previously posted teaser video at this location. Further info on the new album will be announced as it is made available.

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Caricature Streaming New EP

Caricature has released a new EP online titled "The Birth By Sleep," and the songs from the release are now available online for streaming. Check out the tracks in the player below or via bandcamp here. The track listing is:

1. Birth By Sleep 04:24
2. Saviors 05:25
3. Monuments 03:52
4. Burning Damnation Down 05:39
5. Divine Unrest 08:17 More...

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Descend Posts Drum Recording Footage

Sweden's Descend has posted a second clip online of the band's time recording drums for an upcoming album, which can be found below. Descend also commented:

"Here's another video of the drum recording. This time it's a compilation of a few different songs, recorded on the second and third day in the studio. Stay tuned for more videos from the studio and some crazy guitar shredding by Andreas and Alex!"

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The Infinite Staircase Posts Single Preview

The Infinite Staircase has posted a preview clip of the band working on upcoming new material, which is available below. The group also commented on the clip:

"This is another preview of the new demo and forthcoming single/video from The Infinite Staircase called 'Slowly At Least.' Sevendust and Call Me No One Drummer Morgan Rose is playing on, as well as producing the album. Look for the single and video to be released September 2012, followed by a 3 Song EP October 2012. The video was shot & eddited by Ralph Savercool III."

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Exotype Streaming New Song "Ghost"

Florida act Exotype, which describes itself as "crushing metal fused with filthy electronica," has posted a new song online for streaming. Check out the new track "Ghost" in the YouTube player available below, or head over to Facebook for more info on Exotype. "Ghost" is taken off the band's new EP "Emerge."

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Sunday Old School: The Accüsed

Whidbey Island, Washington isn't that remote, but is only accessible via the Port Townsend ferry on the Olympic Peninsula, the Mukilteo ferry north of Seattle and the Deception Pass bridge up by Anacortes. It is in this splendid isolation that one of America's most revered seminal crossover bands, The Accused, found its inspiration. The time was 1981 and the place was the town of Oak Harbor.

Before the beginnings of grunge proliferated to the extent of being a pox on the Seattle area (except for the really good bands), The Accused had already started honing its pioneering hardcore metal sound. There were other bands doing the same thing such as DRI, COC, Cryptic Slaughter and Broken Bones (to name a few), but The Accused came from an area far removed from these other bands and thus had a distinct sound very unlike anyone else. More...

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