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Metal News for August 13, 2011

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8 news articles posted on this day.

Qafas Posts "Kafkaesque Retribution" For Free

Bahrain based act Qafas is currently offering the band's new demo "Kafkaesque Retribution" as a free download.

You can snag the tracks from the release by heading over to this location, or check out Qafas tracks available for streaming through the band's MySpace page.

The "Kafkaesque Retribution" track listing is as follows:

1. Introduction [1:37]
2. Kafkaesque Retribution [6:29]

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God Dethroned Reunites For Metal Cruise

Dutch melodic death metal band God Dethroned has reunited to play at the 2012 70,000 Tons of Metal festival in Florida.

The band announced the news this morning on the God Dethroned Facebook page, stating "We've just been confirmed for 70.000 tons of Steel!!!" before correcting the mistake minutes later to say, "70.000 tons of METAL, of course!"

70,000 Tons of Metal will take place from January 23rd through January 27th in Miami, Florida.

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Haunted Shores Posts New Song Online

Haunted Shores, which features members of Periphery, has posted a new song online titled "Immaterial." You can check out the track below. "Immaterial" also includes guest vocals by Elliot Coleman.

The band commented on its history and upcoming plans:

"Haunted Shores is a Washington DC-based studio project consisting of Mark Holcomb and Misha Mansoor (Periphery). The two collaborate and write the entirety of the project's music while enlisting a multitude of their favorite singers to round out the compositions. Vocal contributors thus far include Spencer Sotelo (Periphery), Elliot Coleman (Sky Eats Airplane), Dan Tompkins (TesseracT), Casey Sabol (ex-Periphery), Mike Semesky (Vestascension) and Greg Pope (Monuments). The duo released a split EP in April of 2010 and aim to have their full-length debut completed by summer of 2011."

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Textures Posts Sample Of New Song

Dutch metal act Textures has posted another sample online from the band's forthcoming album "Dualism." You can check out a brief clip of the track "Reaching Home" by heading over to Amazon.com.

The new album "Dualism" will see release on September 23rd, 2011 (Europe, Asia, Australia, South America) and September 27th, 2011 (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records. The "Dualism" track listing is as follows:

1. Arms of the Sea
2. Black Horses Stampede
3. Reaching Home
4. Sanguine Draws the Oath
5. Consonant Hemispheres
6. Burning The Midnight Oil
7. Singularity
8. Minor Earth, Major Skies
9. Stoic Resignation
10. Foreclosure
11. Sketches from a Motionless Statue

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Korpiklaani Live Footage Available Online

Footage has been posted online (courtesy of YouTube user tubefolker) of Korpiklaani performing the song "Tuoppi Olutta" at a live show in Finland. You can check out the clip below. "Tuoppi Oltta" is taken off the band's latest release "Ukon Wacka" (reviewed here).

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Orange Goblin Checks In With Studio Report

Orange Goblin has officially entered the recording studio in London to begin recording what will be the band's 7th studio album (and first for act's new label, Candlelight Records). The as-yet-untitled album will be released worldwide in March 2012. Orange Goblin has checked in with the following brief recording update:

"Second day of recording. Yesterday was great and Chris managed to get 4 drum tracks finished. Today we hope to finish tracking drums before Martyn starts laying down his THUNDER!!"

Some confirmed song-titles to be included on the album are "Acid Trial," "The Filthy & The Few," "Death of Aquarius," "The Fog," "Left For The Dead (Red Tide Rising)," "The Bishops Wolf" and "Save Me From Myself."

Further details on the release will be announced in the coming weeks as the recording process progresses.

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All Fall Dead Calls It Quits; Creates New Band

Finland's All Fall Dead has issued the following statement about disbanding, while several members of the group have formed a new act called Until We Collapse:

"Hello people! Like some might have noticed, there hasn't been any action around our band for awhile.

"In 2010 we came on to some major changes. First our singer quit the band. After that, we decided to change Ville's role in our band to be a new singer. After a few months, cause of his lack of motivation towards anything including music, Ville decided to quit the band. Must be some kind of a curse with those vocalists? Before Ville quit, we had already "hired" a new bassplayer on our band, our good friend Kimmo.

"Again we were in a situation with no singer. Our new material had already gone more brutal and darker than ever before, it wasn't even All Fall Dead anymore.

"While we were looking for a new singer, Juuso showed interest towards his old band. After a serious talk with Juuso, we decided to take him back to continue the journey he already once quit.

"All Fall Dead is dead and gone, check out our new band, Until We Collapse! Also, check out our Facebook page, we will be posting most of the news and updates only on Facebook! Thanks for everything, now it's time for a new chapter!"

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Ludicra Officially Splits

While it was briefly mentioned in passing in a recent article, Ludicra has official split and offered this short statement on the matter:

"The door is officially closed on Ludicra. It was a great trip, but all things have their end. Alternative Tentacles was an early supporter of Ludicra, and we appreciate their faith and their help to achieve what we could with out little rock band. Thanks."

Ludicra notably featured Aesop Dekker on drums, who also drums for Agalloch and Worm Ouroboros.

For a limited time, Alternative Tentacles is taking $2 off of both formats of 2006's classic "Fex Urbis, Lex Orbis." All orders will also receive a poster. Their previous A.T. release, "Another Great Love Song" is still available online through either iTunes or emusic.

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