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Metal News for August 13, 2013

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Skeletonwitch Reveals New Album Details

Currently celebrating ten years of blackened metal, Skeletonwitch is proud to unveil details about the band's most venomous release yet - "Serpents Unleashed."

Set for release in North America on October 29th (October 28th EU/UK, October 25th Germany), the follow-up to 2011's "Forever Abomination" (reviewed here) was recorded earlier this year at GodCity Studio with Kurt Ballou (Converge, Trap Them, High on Fire).

"Serpents Unleashed" features cover artwork by John Baizley (Baroness, Kylesa, Kvelertak), who returns to the fold for the first time since 2007's "Beyond The Permafrost." The album's track listing is as follows: More...

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Cult Of Luna Announces "Vertikal II"

Cult of Luna has announced the September 17th, 2013 release of "Vertikal II" on Density Records. The 4-track release contains over 30 minutes of music and is available to pre-order today through the Workhorse Music store.

The Swedish rock band released sixth full-length album "Vertikal" in January and recently announced a fall co-headlining tour with Katatonia that begins in Boston, Massachusetts on September 23rd, 2013.

"Vertikal II is the continuation of our journey into the harshness of the monotone city landscape," commented Johannes Persson. "The songs were written during the Vertikal-session and we always intended them to be released close to the album. Justin Broadrick's remix was not a part of the original plan but since it came out phenomenally good we thought that it would fit perfectly as closer of the whole Vertikal-project. With Verikal II we complete and end a chapter that, for the last few years, have been a big part of our lives. Now we leave the inner city and look up into the vast void above."

The track listing is as follows:

1. O R O
2. Light Chaser
3. Shun the Mask?
4. Vicarious Redemption (Justin K. Broadrick remix)

Cult of Luna will return to North America for the first time in eight years this fall for a co-headlining twelve-date tour with Katatonia with support from TesseracT and Intronaut. "After the release of Vertikal and the massive progress we feel we have made over the last couple of years - both as a live act and in the studio - the timing couldn't be better for us to return to US soil,” said Johannes Persson. “Cult of Luna is a live act above all else and we are looking forward to connecting again with the US audience that treated us so well in 2005." More...

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Ufomammut Announces "Magickal Mastery Tour"

This autumn, Ufomammut will head out on the Magickal Mastery Tour, a journey through fifteen years of music, performing songs from "Godlike Snake" through "ORO" in a new light, as thanksgiving to audiences worldwide for their support and devotion.

In a collective statement Ufomammut commented: "We are very excited to come out and play material from across our album catalog. Whereas the recent focus has been on ORO, an album which we are most proud of, we are looking forward to playing older material also, as it's been a while! This marks the last tour we shall do for a period, whilst we concentrate on writing a new album."

9/25/2013 Arena - Vienna, Austria
9/26/2013 Stattwerkstatt - Linz, Austria
9/27/2013 Kulturpalast - Wiesbaden, Germany
9/28/2013 Het Depot - Leuven, Belgium
9/29/2013 Vera - Groningen, Netherlands
10/01/2013 The Fleece - Bristol, UK
10/02/2013 Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
10/03/2013 The Underworld - London, UK
10/04/2013 4AD - Diksmuide, Belgium
10/05/2013 Römer - Bremen, Germany
10/06/2013 KB18 - Copenhagen, Denmark
10/07/2013 Blitz - Oslo, Norway
10/09/2013 Luttako - Jväskyla, Finland
10/10/2013 Kuudes Linja - Helsinki, Finland
10/11/2013 Yo Talo - Tampere, Finland
10/12/2013 Nuclear Nightclub - Oulu, Finland
10/17/2013 Progresja - Warsaw, Poland
10/18/2013 Bii Nu - Berlin, Germany
10/19/2013 Keep it Low Festival - Munich, Germany More...

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Bombus Releases "Enter The Night" Video

Gothenburg's Bombus has completed a second video for the band's Century Media debut album, "The Poet and the Parrot."

The video for "Enter The Night" was created by former bass player, Ulf Lundèn, who is now in charge of all the band's artwork. The band has teamed up with Metal Hammer to premiere the video, which can be viewed below.

Bombus comments: "'Enter the Night' is, obviously since we're using it as a video track, one of our favorites on the album. The song pretty much sums up what we're about as it starts out as an aggressive rocker and ends on a more barren note. Behind the video is ex Bombus bass player Ulf - who totally has outdone himself with this video - where he lets Bombus enter and travel through his version of the night. Enjoy and buckle up!"

New album "The Poet and the Parrot" will be in stores September 17th and will be available as a limited edition digipak with 2 additional bonus tracks, as a standard CD, and as a gatefold vinyl (180 gram on black or dark green wax). More...

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John Longstreth Announces Drum Clinics

World renowned extreme metal drummer John Longstreth (Origin, Gorguts) is excited to announce a pair of upcoming Play Xtreme Music 2 drum clinic dates in Mexico on October 11th in Los Cabos and October 12th in La Paz.

Joining Longstreth will be Dave McGraw of Cattle Decapitation. Longstreth and McGraw will bring a brutal, extreme, educational and fun seminar on extreme metal drumming to the people of Mexico. The clinics are proudly sponsored by Valencia Music. Longstreth comments:

'I am very excited for the Play Xtreme Music 2 drum clinics in Los Cabos and La Paz Mexico! We have been working very hard with Valencia Music to bring you this premier seminar on extreme metal drumming. To make this event even better we will also have my good friend Dave McGraw of Cattle Decapitation along for the ride. If you are interested in learning more about extreme metal drumming, I ensure you that Dave and I would love to have all of you. See you soon!" More...

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Heretic Cult Redeemer Posts New Song

Today, occult black metallers Heretic Cult Redeemer premieres the new track "Crawling Hope" over at GunShyAssassin.com here.

The song hails from the band's self-titled debut album, set for vinyl release on September 2nd through Iron Bonehead Productions and on CD through World Terror Committee, release date to be announced. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Crawling Hope
2. Bleeding of the Giant Sun
3. The Oldest of Times
4. Concatenation
5. Destiny of Death
6. Unknown Salvation (streaming here)
7. 7

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Soil Streaming New Song

Hard rock band SOiL is gearing up for the release for sixth studio album, "Whole," with a brand new track called "The Hate Song" available today courtesy of RevolverMag.com. Check out the track below.

"Whole" is scheduled for release on August 20th via Pavement Entertainment/AFRM Records and can be pre-ordered now at iTunes, Amazon.com and BestBuy.com.

“It was funny how the song came about,” singer Ryan McCombs says of the new single. “Adam was doodling on his guitar making this super annoying sound when he caught me staring at him with a WTF look. He apologized but I responded that 'No. That annoying fucking sound would be perfect for this song about Hate I had an idea for.' The sound itself makes me want to knock holes in the wall.”

SOiL’s sixth studio album, "Whole," marks singer Ryan McCombs’ return to the band for the first time since 2004’s "Re.De.Fine," after spending six years as the vocalist for Drowning Pool. SOiL will hit the road this week on 3 month long tour that includes headlining shows, festivals, and a month long trek with Dope. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Melechesh Announces Lineup Changes

Mesopotamian black/thrash pioneers Melechesh are hard at work on pre-productions for a new album, the successor to "The Epigenesis" (reviewed here).

Furthermore, the band has parted ways with long time guitarist and close friend Moloch and drummer Xul. Moloch had officially been out of Melechesh for 8 months prior as his role in the band was no longer active due to focusing on his academic career.

While it is still to be announced who will be filling the drumming position, Moloch will be replaced by new guitarist Sirius. Ashmedi and bass player/backing vocalist Scorpiros will debut the new line up on the stage late fall early winter 2013 during the band's North American tour.

Commented Ashmedi: "I talked with Moloch and asked him maybe it is better he is no longer a part of Melechesh because we needed to have an active guitar player, he fully agreed and was thinking the exact same thing. He is one of my best friends but this has to do with Melechesh and music - nothing else. In fact we will be hanging out soon in Jerusalem and catching up. He is always welcome to come jam or do a guest appearance - like I said, this man is one of the closest people to me personally. We are literally family, I wish the best of luck for his new and interesting Journey. More...

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Old Wounds/Trenchfoot Split Streaming Online

To mark today's release of the Old Wounds/Trenchfoot split seven-inch on Melotov Records, New Noise Magazine presents a stream of the entire record. Check it out below.

Currently in the midst of a U.S. tour that included a slot on this year's The Power of the Riff Festival in LA, road dogs Old Wounds hail from New Jersey and play a searing brand of metallic hardcore that recalls 90s scene definers like Turmoil and Disembodied. A recent review on Pitchfork referred to Old Wounds as "furious hardcore" and praised the band's "concision and power."

From upstate New York, Trenchfoot churn out an even darker shade of hardcore, evoking the epic, depressive laments of Cursed and Tragedy.

Both bands' material for the split was recorded by Kevin Bernsten at Developing Nations (Pulling Teeth, Full of Hell). More...

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No Sir Streaming Full New Album

No Sir's debut album, "The Future Is Bright," officially released today on Twelve Gauge Records and can be heard at Bandcamp or in the player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Future Is Bright 02:30
2. The Crowd 03:08
3. C.A.L.I.F.O.R.N.I.A. 01:26
4. Anxiety Consumption 03:21
5. I Doubt You'll Ever Swing Again 03:06
6. Wet Worlds 02:55
7. I Pushed Back, Violently 02:17
8. Interlude 02:09
9. The Baseline Percentage 02:05
10. Bad Vibes 02:47
11. Momma I'm A Good Boy 03:01 More...

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The Ruins Of Beverast Announces New Album

The infinitely mysterious yet irrefutably heralded underworld musical entity known to its devout cult following as The Ruins of Beverast will unveil its massive fourth LP late this Summer.

Ahead of its release, Pitchfork has hosted an exclusive listen to the album's expansive second movement, "Daemon." Unleash the beast right here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"The solo project of one Meilenwald, the infamously devastating drummer and one of the chief songwriters for now defunct legion Nagelfar, in addition to drummer for Truppensturm, Abusus, Verdunkeln and more, The Ruins of Beverast originated in 2003, and with each release has pummeled underground audiences with an epic, wholly original style of massive, mesmerizing, and malicious black metal artistry.

"With an incredible tact for keeping his hymns continually entertaining, each of TROB's full-length releases boast well over an hour of exceptionally high-quality blackened craft with not a moment of filler and each album showing more progression than the previous, not only musically, but artistically and conceptually. The art of 2004's debut Unlock The Shrine was taken to even darker and cryptic levels with the 2006 follow-up Rain Upon The Impure, and with the release 2009's grand Foulest Semen Of A Sheltered Elite the word 'epic' should have been wiped out of the dictionary, the album showcasing Meilenwald's most intriguing tunes to date. Until Now.

"After a four-year wait, and celebrating the act's ten-year mark in 2013, the newest works from The Ruins of Beverast are nearing public availability with the pending release of Blood Vaults -- The Blazing Gospel Of Heinrich Kramer (Cryptae Sanguinum -- Evangelium Flagrans Henrici Institoris). More...

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Blynd Drops Off Nile Tour

Cyprus metal act Blynd has checked in with the following announcement about dropping off the band's planned tour with Nile, which was to kick off at the end of the month:

"Some good things end before they even start! Due to some unfortunate last minute circumstances and personal/professional obligations beyond our control, we were forced to drop out of the Nile tour. We did our best to work around it, but it proved to be impossible.

"We would like to thank Massive Music for the offer and we are sure that we will meet again in the future. Instead, we will continue working on our new album, you can be sure it's going to be something very special. See you all soon, HORNS UP!!"

You can also check out three tracks off Blynd's "Punishment Unfolds" album over at this location.

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Entrosolet Disbanding

Darren Cruickshank of Entrosolet has posted the following message online about the band calling it quits:

"First off, I want to say sorry that this has taken so long to be relayed to you guys. Unfortunately I've decided to leave this band and it looks like for the forseeable future that Entrosolet isn't going to be making anymore music. This was an extremely hard decision for me, but I feel that it's for the best.

"This is mainly due to feeling hung up on the same old material and being unable to move on with my writing. No one is really to blame, it's just worked out that way.

"However this doesn't mean I will stop making music. I'm going to be releasing some of the old stuff and write new songs for Bleeding Skies.

"Also I have a new project in the works that is looking extremely promising, so keep an eye out for that.

"I love you guys, thanks for all the huge support you've shown this band over the years, you've waited a long time for the album, I'm extremely sorry that it was never released as promised.

"Luckily no money was given to us in a kickstarter or anything like that haha. Feel free to support me through purchasing some of my solo music on Bleeding Skies. Keep an eye out for that new project which will be coming together soon with some friends of mine. If you liked Entrosolet, You'll like it.

"I wish the rest of the band well with whatever they go on to do! I know they'll do extremely well. We all ended on good terms and still have strong friendships outside of the band.

"I'm really sorry again to everyone, and thanks for everything." More...

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Deeds Of Flesh Posts Guitar Playthrough

Craig Peters of Deeds of Flesh has posted a video clip online performing a guitar playthrough of the track "Xeno-Virus," which comes off the album "Portals to Canaan." Check out the playthrough footage below.

Deeds of Flesh will also be re-releasing the "Gradually Melted" EP via Unique Leader Records this coming October 1st, 2013. The EP was initially released back in 1995.

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Seeker Releases New Music Video

Seeker has released a new music video for the title track from the forthcoming album "Unloved," available October 29th. Check it out below.

There are four pre-order package options available for "Unloved" that include a copy of the album, choice of t-shirt, poster, zip-up hoodie, and an advanced MP3 download for the track "Unloved." Pre-order info is available here.

Catch Seeker on a headlining tour this fall, performing tracks from forthcoming album. Dates can be found after the jump. You can also check out the track "She," which we had the pleasure of premiering online, at this location. More...

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Watain Video Interview Avialable

Watain's wild hunt starts now! The Swedish black metal trio will first unleash "The Wild Hunt" (reviewed here) this week in Sweden (August 14th) and Germany (August 16th), with the U.K. (August 19th), North America (August 20th), and the rest of the world following early next week.

Century Media recently conducted an interview with vocalist Erik Danielsson, which can be viewed below. You can also read our recent interview with Erik at this location.

For anxious fans in the USA, a special "bootleg" LP version of "The Wild Hunt" is now available before the North American street date in independent record stores (please visit this location to check availability). This exclusive LP features a simple white sleeve and stamp (hand-numbered, limited to 500 copies).

Watain will also be coming the U.S. for tour dates with In Solitude and Tribulation in October. Get the full details over here.

The full album's track listing is:

1. Night Vision (3:39)
2. De Profundis (4:33)
3. Black Flames March (6:21)
4. All That May Bleed (4:36)
5. The Child Must Die (6:04)
6. They Rode On (8:43)
7. Sleepless Evil (5:38)
8. The Wild Hunt (6:21)
9. Outlaw (5:07)
10. Ignem Veni Mittere (4:39)
11. Holocaust Dawn (7:07) More...

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Ringworm Finishes Work On New EP

Cleveland hardcore/metal act Ringworm has completed work on a limited edition 3 song 10" in anticipation of a fall 2013 U.S. tour.

The EP, which is titled "Bleed," will be released September 17th via Relapse Records. "Bleed" features three brand new songs including a "Discharge" cover. "Bleed" will be available in multiple different vinyl colors, and pre-orders are available here. Check out a teaser trailer below.

Ringworm will hit the road this fall for a tour with label-mates Howl and Call of the Void. These dates kick off October 1st in Albany, NY and runs through October 12th in Akron, OH. Prior to the tour, Ringworm will take part in the A389 Summer Extermination in Baltimore, MD on August 16th and a headline show in Erie, PA on September 30th. More...

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Toxic Waltz To Release Album

Thrash act Toxic Waltz will be releasing an as-yet-untitled album later this year. The following press release was issued about the band:

"In the beginning of 2009, Toxic Waltz was founded by lead guitarist Jimi and ex-drummer Tim.
Bass guitar player Rahman, vocalist Angelo and rhythm guitarist Alex joined the band soon to form a thrash metal ensemble that is clearly affected by the U.S. Bay Area style (e.g. Exodus, Heathen, Dark Angel), neither leaving out influences from other genres nor lacking recognition value.

"Toxic Waltz is delivering aggressive, but artistically demanding thrash, characterized by diversified songwriting. The band's unique style and live experience, originated with many smaller gigs, earned them bigger venues soon.

"Toxic Waltz shared the stage with well-known bands like Six Feet Under, Alpha Tiger, and Debauchery. In the near future the debut full-length record 'tba' is ready to be released through a record company. The band is fully ambitious to reach the maximum success for them and the label!" More...

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Chrome Division Enters The Studio

Norway's Chrome Division, which recruited a new guitarist and bassist last year, is now in the studio working on an upcoming release.

This latest work will follow the band's third full-length album "3rd Round Knockout" (reviewed here). Further details will be announced as they become available.

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Craniotomy Posts "Mr. Butcher" Video

Slovakian brutal death metal act Craniotomy has released a new music video for the track "Mr. Butcher," which was directed by Oto Haffner and can be viewed below.

To hear more from the band, you can also stream the full "Supply of Flesh Came Just in Time" album over at this location.

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Fit For An Autopsy Releases New Single

Fit For An Autopsy has released a new single called "Still We Destroy" via MetalSucks today. Check it out right here.

The brand new track "Still We Destroy" is off the band's upcoming full-length entitled "Hellbound," due out September 10th, 2013.

Will Putney comments: "Our new album, 'Hellbound,' is an accumulation of everything we love about heavy music. You'll find nods to Converge, Gojira, Isis, Ion Dissonance, 90s Florida death metal, Swedish melodic death and modern deathcore (the good kind, if thats such a thing). It's hard to classify but it's extremely aggressive and I feel very uncomfortable yet very satisfied listening to it. We hope you enjoy it too. See you on the road."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Great Gift Of The World
2. Still We Destroy
3. Thank You Budd Dwyer
4. Do You See Him
5. Tremors
6. Dead In The Dirt
7. There Is Nothing Here Worth Keeping
8. Mother Of The Year
9. Children Of The Corn Syrup
10. The Travelers More...

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Lost Soul Delays Recording New Album

Vocalist Jacek Grecki of Poilish act Lost Soul has checked in with the following announcement about delaying work on a new album due to breaking his leg:

"Yello Frends, Jacek here… after six days in hospital I'm finally back home! I unfortunately broke my leg in my regular job. My knee was totally crashed and I'm battered a bit... So, I'd like to let you know that work on new album will be delayed 'cause I have to stop with recording vocals.

"Me and Arek Malta Malczewski we have an appointment to complete the mix of the new album 'Atlantis' between September 20 and October 10. I hope I record all vocals to this time but now I'm not sure of this.

"But the most important thing is that we are sure to play all upcoming shows! So excuse me friends but I'll be sitting on the chair...and I wanna see all of you there fuckerz!"

28.08.2013 Olsztyn POL (MOK) with Vader + support
29.08.2013 Chorzów POL (Lesniczówka) with Embrional & Spirits Way + support
30.08.2013 Bielsko-Biala POL (Rude Boy) with Embrional & Spirits Way + support
31.08.2013 Zagan POL (Elektrownia) with Embrional & Spirits Way + support
27.09.2103 Szczecin POL (Slowianin) with NILE + supports
28.09.2013 Gdynia POL (Ucho) with NILE + supports
29.09.2013 Torun POL (Od Nowa) with NILE + supports More...

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A Storm Of Light Streaming New Track

Following the unveiling of blistering album opener "Fall" from A Storm of Light's forthcoming studio album, "Nations To Flames," today the band offers up new song "Disintegrate."

Now streaming courtesy of The Quietus, the commanding tune finds the New York metal titans further honing their music into something all the more focused, straightforward, and arresting. Check out the track below.

"Nations To Flames" will be released in the North America via Southern Lord Recordings on September 17th, 2013. The album was recorded with Travis Kammeyer (OCOAI, Generation Of Vipers) at Fahrenheit Studios in Johnson City, Tennessee, mixed with Matt Bayles (Isis, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Botch, Mastodon) at Red Room Recording in Seattle, Washington and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege in Portland, Oregon. More...

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Ian Watkins On Suicide Watch While Awaiting Trial

Independent.ie and several other news outlets are reporting that Ian Watkins of Lostprophets, who has been in jail awaiting trial on several sex crimes charges, has been placed on suicide watch. An excerpt from the article follows:

Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins is on suicide watch five times an hour as he prepares to stand trial in Wales accused of raping a baby.

A clinical psychologist suggested the singer receive anti-psychotic medication, and recommended he be moved from Parc prison in Bridgend to a psychiatric hospital.

Watkins denies 24 sex offences, including raping a baby and possessing an extreme image of a person having sex with an animal.

His co-accused, two females who cannot be named for legal reasons, also appeared in court today.

While one of the women, a 24-year-old, denies all charges against her, the other, a 20-year-old, has admitted sexually touching a child and taking and distributing indecent images of it.

All three were remanded in custody as Judge Eleri Rees adjourned the hearing until 14 October.

His trial is set to start on November 25th, 2013. There has been no official statement from the band at this point, although the LostProphets" Facebook profile remains online. Further details will be announced as they come available.

Read the full article at Independent.ie.

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Ministry Posts New Album Making-Of Footage

Ministry will release "From Beer To Eternity" on September 6th worldwide via AFM. This album will follow previous release "Relapse" (reviewed here).

The first making-of webisode can be viewed below. You can also see what band mastermind Al Jourgenson had to say about the creation of the album at this location.

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Downfall Of Empires Releases Music Video

Dutch act Downfall Of Empires has posted a new music video online for "Seven Kin Of Purgatory," which is the second single from the upcoming EP "Nephilim." The video was shot and directed by Lorenzo Philippo, Mark Banach, and Jeroen Lanting. Check it out below.

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Throw The Fight Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Throw The Fight has checked in with the following announcement about launching a crowd funding campaign for the band's upcoming tours with Bullet For My Valentine and Black Veil Brides:

"We have officially launched a fundraising campaign through Indiegogo to help offset the costs of our upcoming tour plans. Please check it out and help us spread the word! Big thanks to those that have contributed so far!"

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Carnivorous Society Posts EP Teaser

German death metal/hardcore act Carnivorous Society has released a teaser trailer for the upcoming "Misery" EP, which can be found below.

"Misery" is due out September 29th, 2013. For more info on the band, head over to the Carnivorous Society Facebook profile here.

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Gnaw Announces "Horrible Chamber" Release

New York’s malignant noise instigators and recent Seventh Rule signees, Gnaw, will unleash the diseased fruit of sonic discontent this October.

"Horrible Chamber" will be unleashed via Seventh Rule Recordings on October 15th, 2013. Preorder details to be unveiled in the coming weeks. The following press release was issued about the band:

"Gnaw is the maniacal anti-creation of Alan Dubin (Khanate, Old, O.L.D.), Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), Brian Beatrice and Eric Neuser. Together they’ve manifested a terrifyingly claustrophobic, seven-track journey of sound where the collective sentiments of fear, trauma, rage and repugnance collide into a cathartic state of brooding, audio disease. Fittingly titled, Horrible Chamber, the follow-up to 2009’s This Face, which Exclaim! proclaimed 'noisy, demented and twistedly glorious,' and The Obelisk crowned 'extreme, experimental and sonically unpleasant,' was recorded at Seizures Palace by Jason LaFarge (Swans, Akron/Family, Khanate, Angels Of Light) and mixed by Brian Beatrice at audioEngine and mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Scorn, Khanate, Khlyst etc), with additional elements recorded by Beatrice, Dubin, Thornton, and Mizumachi in various chambers." More...

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Anathema Comments On Upcoming Tour Dates

Vincent Cavanagh, frontman for heralded atmospheric rock band Anathema, has commented on the group's impending North American tour with co-headliner Alcest and special guest Mamiffer.

"I can't wait," said the talented vocalist/guitarist. "Such a cool line up - three bands that move in different spheres while sharing the intent to create music that is honest, forward-thinking and uninhibited.

"I first met Stéphane from Alcest last year, discussing '90's shoegaze bands in a forest in Lithuania! He is someone for whom I have great respect. Their music is melodic and soulful, full of dream-like imagery.

"Mamiffer are true artists. The dynamic mix of stark piano, crushing melancholic textures and choral reverie is something to behold. Exactly the kind of thing I'm into, so I'm really looking forward to it."

Anathema has only performed twice as a full band in North America, at the infamous Milwaukee Metal Fest in 2000 and 2001, as well as supporting a few dates of Blackfield's 2011 tour as an acoustic duo. The fall 2013 co-headlining tour will see the band play many cities in both the U.S. and Canada for the first time, beginning September 12th in Philadelphia, Pa. More...

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Hollow Haze Posts "We Must Believe" Video

Italian metal act Hollow Haze posted video featuring the new track "We Must Believe." The song appears on the forthcoming new album "Countdown to Revenge," which is out on August 27th via Scarlet Records. The album is the first to feature new vocalist Fabio Lione (Rhapsody of Fire/Vision Divine).

The video features footage of the band in the recording phase for the release. Check it out here:

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Ayreon Posts First "Guess The Vocalist" Clip

Ayreon, the brainchild of master musician Arjen Anthony Lucassen, posted the first clip in a series of "Guess the Vocalist" clips for the upcoming new album "The Theory of Everything."

Put your guesses in the comments below or enter become the random winner by leaving comments on the video or at the band's Facebook Page. (Hint: the vocalist featured is in two well known bands and one lesser known covers band).

Check out the clip here:

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Shadow Gallery Names Guest Vocalist For PPUSA

Shadow Gallery announced that the band will be joined by guest vocalist D.C. Cooper (Royal Hunt/Silent Force) for its headline performance of the Friday, September 6, 2013 potion of the annual ProgPower USA Festival in Atlanta, Georgia.

The announcement reads: "THE WAR IS ON! Shadow Gallery is pleased to announce that D.C. Cooper of Royal Hunt and Silent Force will be our featured guest vocalist at ProgPower USA To purchase a ticket to our show on September 6th, please follow the link [here]."

ProgPower USA will be held from September 5-7, 2013 with the following schedule:

Sept. 5, 2013 (Kickoff Show):

In The Silence (USA) (6:00 to 6:45)
Circle II Circle (USA) (7:15 to 8:45) (playing Savatage's "Wake of Magellan")
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody (Italy) (9:30 to 11:45)

Sept. 6, 2013 (PPUSA Day 1):

Damnation Angels (UK) (2:00 to 3:00)
Myrath (Tunisia) (3:30 to 4:30)
Xandria (Germany) (5:00 to 6:00)
Wolverine (Sweden) (6:30 to 7:30)
Ashes of Ares (US) (8:00 to 9:00)
Soilwork (co-headliner) (Sweden) (9:30 to 10:45)
*** PPUSAXV Video - 10:45 to 11:15
Shadow Gallery (co-headliner) (US) (11:30 to close)

September 7, 2013 (PPUSA Day 2):

Divinity Compromised (USA) (2:00 to 3:00)
Heaven's Cry (Canada) (3:30 to 4:30)
*** KICKOFF 2014 Video - 4:30 to 5:00
Wolf (Sweden) (5:00 to 6:00)
Circus Maximus (co-headliner) (Norway) (6:30 to 7:45)
Armored Saint (co-headliner) (USA) (8:15 to 9:30)
Sabaton (co-headliner) (Sweden) 10:15 to close

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Elm Street Posts "A Year On The Street" Video

Australian traditional metal act Elm Street posted a documentary video entitled "A Year on the Street," which chronicles the band's 2012 tour of Europe in support of the debut LP "Barbed Wire Metal." The album is available via Massacre Records.

"A Year on the Street" was produced by Artscope Pictures and Elm Street and was filmed and edited by Artscope Pictures. Check it out here:

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Stormzone Posts "Three Kings" Music Video

Irish melodic metal act Stormzone released a music video for the new track "Three Kings." The song is the title track of the latest album, the band's fourth, which is available now via Metal Nation Records. This is the second video for the release, the first for "Night of the Storm" can be seen over here.

The video was directed by Marty Stalker from Scattered Images. Check it out here:

Stormzone features Fireland guitarist Steve Moore and ex-Sweet Savage frontman John Harbinson.

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Thranenkind Posts "The Elk" Album Teaser

Thranenkind posted up a track-by-track teaser for the upcoming debut full length album "Elk." The album drops via Lifeforce Records on August 23rd in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and digitally world wide, on August 26th in the rest of Europe, and on September 3rd in North America. Pre-orders can be found over here.

The track listing for "The Elk" is:

1. Monument streaming here)
2. Just Another Way of Expressing Defeat
3. The King Is Dead
4. My Transparent Heart
5. Today, the Sea (Anja's Song)
6. Deleting Those Three Words
7. Eternal Youth
8. Silence Is Everything
9. Seven Dead Horses
10. Forest
11. This Story of Permanence
12. The Elk

Check out the teaser here: More...

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Messenger Streaming New Track "Salvation"

Germany metal act Messenger is streaming the new track "Salvation." The song features a guest appearance by Primal Fear vocalist Ralf Scheepers and will appear on the upcoming release "Starwolf - Pt. 1: The Messengers," which is scheduled for release on September 6th via Massacre Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Raiders of Galaxy
2. The Spectre
3. Salvation
4. Pirates of Space
5. Chosen One
6. Earth, Water and Power
7. Reign of the Righteous
8. Thousand Suns of Eternity
9. Starwolf
10. The Path of Science
11. Born to Face the Wind

Check our "Salvation" here: More...

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New Carcass Track Streaming

As the September release date for the long awaited comeback album from Carcass approaches, a second track from the upcoming eleven-song disc has surfaced. Below is an upload of the song "The Master Butcher's Apron," which will be track number five on "Surgical Steel."

The album will be released on Sept. 13th (EU), 16th (UK) and 17th, (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records. The band recorded four additional songs during the "Surgical Steel" sessions that were not included on the album: "A Wraith in the Apparatus," "Intensive Battery Brooding," "Zochrot," and "Livestock Marketplace."

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