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Metal News for August 17, 2012

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Track Sampling Of Infernal Death Album Posted

One of the forefathers of Polish extreme metal, Infernal Death, has finally released its debut album twenty years after its inception in 1992. "Gniew," the recent album that was issued on Psycho Records, contains ten tracks along with a bonus of the "Twilight Tales" demo that started the band's career. Below is an upload featuring a sampling of the ten tracks on "Gniew."


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Skinned Streams Two Songs And Posts Tour Dates

Colorado hardcore metal band Skinned has been streaming a couple of tracks from its newest effort "Isolating the Gene." Below is an upload of the song "Carved Up," plus you can hear the title track over at this location. The album was recently issued on Imbecil Entertainment, and Skinned already has a week in on its Brutal Alliance Tour 2012 with Abolishment Of Flesh. Below are the rest of the dates for Skinned.


Aug 17th Denver, CO @The Bar Bar
Aug 18th Omaha, NE @The Lair
Aug 19th Kansas City, MO @The Riot Room
Aug 20th St. Paul, MN @Station 4
Aug 21st Ft. Wayne, IN @Berlin Music Hall
Aug 22nd Lansing, MI @Blackened Moon Concert Hall
Aug 23rd Akron, OH @Old Haunts Tavern
Aug 24th Tonawanda, NY @The Moose Lounge
Aug 25th Boston, MA @The Radio
Aug 28th Clarksville, TN @The Coup
Aug 29th Shreveport, LA TBA
Aug 30th Corpus Christi, TX @Diana's Place
Aug 31st San Antonio, TX @Zombies
Sept 1st Austin, TX @Beerland

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Unborn Suffer Streaming Video

Polish brutal grind band Unborn Suffer recently issued its fourth release in physical form on Ghastly Music/Sevared, a self-titled album consisting of twelve tracks. The band has been streaming one of those tracks as an official video, the song "Human (I Am)," which is playing below. Unborn Suffer will be playing its next gig at the Sklep Klub Dobra Faza in Gostynin, Poland on August 25th. The band started out in 2001 and hails from Bydgoszcz, where this video was filmed.

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Manowar Announces Physical Album Release

Manowar's new studio album, "The Lord Of Steel" (reviewed here), will be released into worldwide retail on September 28th, 2012 following its previous digital release and limited-edition pre-release as the "Hammer Edition" in collaboration with Metal Hammer.

The retail edition of The Lord Of Steel will feature different mixes and mastering, new art by fantasy artist Ken Kelly, and other surprises. The album will be available as CD, limited-edition vinyl and digital album.

"Manowar has always dared to do things differently. You have to look at these two versions like a movie that comes out in alternate versions; a Director's Cut or alternate endings or stories even told from different perspectives," explained bassist Joey DeMaio. "For those of you who enjoyed the first taste of The Lord Of Steel, meaning the Metal Hammer version, I can tell you that the forthcoming Lord Of Steel release on Magic Circle Entertainment will be even more unique and yes, more brutal," he continued. More...

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Shall Be The Conqueror Streaming EP Online

Shall Be The Conqueror has just launched a new official website, where you can get all up to date news, tour/show dates, check out music videos, as well as stream the entire EP "Chillicothe Burning" for free.

Check out the website here, or you can also stream the "Chillicothe Burning" EP in the player available below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Chillicothe Burning 05:18
2. With Empty Hands 03:58
3. So Far The Horizon 04:59
4. Needles Kane 06:33 More...

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Fuck Off Announces Album Release

The band Fuck Off, pioneers par excellence of Spanish thrash metal, have reached an agreement with Xtreem Music for the imminent release of a CD entitled "A Different Sacrifice 1987-1988," that consists of the songs off the band's first album "Another Sacrifice" as well as the ones from a previous self-titled debut 7" EP from '87. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Due to legal problems in matters of releasing rights on the first album of the band that seems to never find a solution, which in fact made of this album and 7" EP never to be released on CD ever since, Fuck Off have decided to commemorate the 25 years of such recordings rescueing from their old recording masters, the same songs, but with arrangements slightly different to the ones on the album, sometimes unnoticeable if you don't carefully listen to both, but with a mixing and sound with which the band feels more identified (louder and heavier, more Thrash, less Heavy Metal), due to the fact that for questions beyond the band's control, they weren't very satisfied with the final sound on the album back then.

"A Different Sacrifice 1987-1988 could be considered the most near thing to a possible re-issue of the mentioned recordings, but with a far superior sound and production. The booklet includes also a great amount of photos, magazine clippings, interviews, promotional flyers, show posters, liner notes by Pep Casas, etc., which completes an essential release to understand the origin of Thrash Metal in Spain, Cult stuff!!"

The release of "A Different Sacrifice 1987-1988" is scheduled for September 1st and you can now hear an advance track in the player below. You can also hear a different version from the original album at this location. More...

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Scythia Posts "For The Bear" Teaser

Scythia, Canada’s purveyors of folk/prog metal, are proud to reveal to fans a sneak peak of their latest sonic attack, “For The Bear," due out on Septmeber 25tth, 2012.

Vocalist / guitarist Dave Khan comments, "Scythia is proud to present the artwork and more for our upcoming release. The artwork was painted by the talented Mika Harju of Finland, he has experience designing metal albums before and we needed something tough and harsh looking to capture the intensity of the music. As you can imagine, it probably doesn't get much tougher than duelling barbarians from atop a bear in the dead of winter. We are also including a teaser track that gives a little prelude of the sonic intensity that accompanies this imagery."

Check out the teaser clip via YouTube or in the player below. More...

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Heathen Crusade Confirms Three More Bands

The organizers of Heathen Crusade have announced three more acts for the event, which will take place on March 9th, 2013 at Station 4 in St Paul, MN. Newly confirmed acts include Canadian acoustic folk metal act SIG:AR:TYR (making a rare live appearance), Celtic thrashers Battlesoul (Canada) and Winterhymn (U.S).

This newly announced trio of bands will join Norwegian Viking Gods Einherjer (making its first appearance since 2001), Vanir (Denmark), Ashaena (Romania), Trelleborg (Russia), Hammer Horde (U.S.), Vesperia (formerly Bolero, Canada), and Minos (U.S.) for the United States' premier viking/folk/pagan metal festival.

This is the fourth installment of the Heathen Crusade Festival. Past years events have seen the likes of Primordial, Moonsorrow, Thyrfing, Bal-Sagoth, Vreid, Metsatoll, Skyforger, Rudra, Meal Mordha, Obtest and Manegarm all making their US debuts. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements on additional confirmations, which can be obtained by going to the Heathen Crusade website.


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Sunn O))) Adds More Shows

Following a performance at last weekend’s The Power Of The Riff West, the forthcoming September tour from SUNN 0))) has been extended, and is now set to consume eight cities on the eastern seaboard of the US.

With newly confirmed performances now confirmed in Brookline, Massachusetts, and New Britain, Connecticut, the tour includes shows at the first installment of The Power Of The Riff East in Brooklyn, New York, and Hopscotch Music Festival in Raleigh, North Carolina. Southern Lord signees Dead In The Dirt will provide direct support for SUNN 0))) on all dates except the Hopscotch Festival.

9/02/2012 Warsaw - Brooklyn, NY @ The Power Of The Riff East
9/03/2012 Club International - New Britain, CT
9/04/2012 Coolidge Corner Theatre - Brookline, MA
9/05/2012 Union Transfer - Philadelphia, PA
9/06/2012 Black Cat - Washington, DC
9/07/2012 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA
9/08/2012 Memorial Auditorium - Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
9/09/2012 The Masquerade - Atlanta, GA

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Hexvessel Streaming New Song

Today BrooklynVegan.com premieres both a new track and new video from Hexvessel for "Woods to Conjure." The track/video is the first to premiere from the band's forthcoming second album, "No Holier Temple," set for release on September 7th via Svart Records. Hexvessel's "Woods to Conjure" song and its accompanying video can be viewed at this location or in the player below.

Frontman and founder Mat McNerney says of the album: “The songs were written specifically to be channeled by a group. This is the sound of a cult, all focused on summoning the same magic, joined in prayer, haunted by the same demons. We actively pushed for a new way to evolve our sound. I purposely strove to make this album a calculated move-on from Dawnbearer. This isn't about using symbols of the occult. This is about a way of living that returns the old gods to their rightful place. We're a family that worships nature through word and sound. We hope you will join us."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Heaven and Earth Magic 1.31
2. Woods to Conjure 4.05
3. Wilderness Is 1.31
4. A Letter in Birch Bark 4.32
5. His Portal Tomb 10.10
6. Elegy to Goyahkla 1.25
7. Are You Coniferous 2.37
8. Sacred Marriage 7.55
9. Dues to the Dolmen 4.28
10. Unseen Sun 13.22
11. Your Head is Reeling 4.25 More...

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Cradle Of Filth Reveals New Album Release

Cradle of Filth has announced an October 30th North American release date for the band’s 10th studio album, "The Manticore & Other Horrors," out just in time for Halloween courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records.

Commented the band’s infamous front man, Dani Filth, “This is our 10th commandment in metal. We have diversified and kept alive the spirit of this band and breathed it into something that I can proudly say, slays like an absolute motherf**ker. The Manticore is coming… Long live the filth!”

The following press release was issued about the album:

"Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), Suffolk, the album is a testament to the longevity of The 'Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle's (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew. More...

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Thevetat Streaming Debut EP

New York classic blackened death metal band Thevetat has unleashed its first offering via Dark Descent/Destro Records. The band formed in 2004, but it wasn't until 2011 the beast that is Thevetat took its proper shape. Featuring members of Ceremonium, Hemlock and Cerebral Haemorrage, Thevetat has unleashed its brand of occult death metal in the shape of a three song EP titled "Disease to Divide," which you may stream below or at this location.

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The Burial Announces "Return To Chaos" Tour

The Burial has announced the band will be included on the "Return to Chaos Tour" with Sea of Treachery, Float Face Down, and Abiotic. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the currently announced dates are:

September 14th - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock Cafe
September 15th - Wilmington, DE @ The Harmony Grange
September 16th - Fredericksburg, VA @ Kc's Music Alley
September 17th - Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
September 18th - Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
September 20th - Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
September 21st - Orlando, FL @ Bombshells Tavern
September 22nd - Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
September 23rd - Houston, TX @ Walters
September 24th - San Antonio, TX @ TBA
September 25th - Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats West
September 26th - El Paso, TX @ The Spot
September 27th - Albuquerque, NM @ Amped Theater
September 28th - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Underground
September 29th - Canoga Park, CA @ The Cobalt Cafe
September 30th - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
October 1st - Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk
October 2nd - Klamath Falls, OR @ The Shasta Grange
October 3rd - Tacoma, WA @ The Loch's
October 4th - Boise, ID @ The Venue
October 5th - Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
October 6th - Denver, CO @ Ichi's Pit
October 7th - Wichita, KS @ The Sceneary
October 8th - St. Louis, MO @ TBA
October 9th - Barrington, IL @Penny Road Pub
October 10th - Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail
October 11th - Jackson, MS @ TBA
October 12th - Columbus, GA @ Gallery 13 More...

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Beheaded Announces "Never To Dawn" Release

Malta's Beheaded will be releasing "Never to Dawn" this coming November 6th, 2012 on Unique Leader Records. You can check out an advance track from the album in the player below (the song starts at the 4:10 mark). For more info on Beheaded, navigate to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Pat The Human Releases "Saiga The Bull" Video

Dallas, Texas based act Pat the Human has posted a new music video online for the song "Saiga The Bull," which can be viewed below. "Saiga The Bull" comes of the band's "Eternal Jamnation" EP. You can stream or download the full release over at bandcamp here.

The track listing is:

1. Saiga The Bull 03:30
2. American (Re)Evolution 03:01
3. Eternal Jamnation 04:02
4. Young & Dangerous 02:48
5. 2K Situations 03:49

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All Hail The Yeti Streaming New Track

All Hail The Yeti is streaming the new song "The Art of Mourning" from the forthcoming debut self-titled release. Recently signed AFM Records, "All Hail the Yeti" is set for release today in Europe and August 28, 2012 in North America.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Deep Creek
2. When the Sky Falls
3. Suicide Woods
4. The Weak and Wounded (Prelude to Flames)
5. After the Great Fire
6. Bloodguilt
7. The Art of Mourning
8. I Am Wendigod
9. Axe Murder Hollow
10. Ruby Ridge (Every Knee Shall Bow)
11. Judas Cradle

Check out "The Art of Mourning" here: More...

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God Forbid Checks In From Trespass Festival

God Forbid, which recently had to cancel a festival appearance due to theft, has now posted a brief video clip of drummer Corey Pierce talking about the competiveness in his home state of New Jersey and why he loves Kevin Smith and the movies he creates. Check out the clip below.

God Forbid is currently touring across the U.S. on the Trespass America Festival with Five Finger Death Punch and more. The tour concludes in Los Angeles on August 28th and then God Forbid will headline three shows in Shreveport, Memphis and Louisville with support from Battlecross. More...

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Jim Florentine To Release New Comedy Album

Comedian, actor, and metal aficionado Jim Florentine (who was featured in our "Unearthing the Comedy Metal Underground" column) will release a new comedy album on September 4th, 2012. The album, "Awful Jokes from my First Comedy Notebook," features just that: jokes from Jim's old comedy notebook. Metal Blade commented on the album:

"Florentine began telling some of those jokes on his popular podcast and fans, oddly enough, loved it! The album will be available digitally on iTunes, Amazon.com, and your favorite digital retailers. A limited number of physical CDs will be available only at live Jim Florentine shows. A schedule of upcoming performances are listed below, and as always, check Jimflorentine.com for the most up to date information." More...

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Awakening Sun Recruits New Guitarist

Lithuania's Awakening Sun has parted ways with guitarist Denis and announced the recruitment of new member Arnas Smicius, pictured below. For more info on Awakening Sun, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here. You can also check out the band's "Under Control" music video after the jump.

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Anthrax Overtakes Mars

Anthrax's music has been played at New York's Yankee Stadium, in Moscow, Warsaw, Australia, Japan, and at Castle Donington in the UK. But now, thanks to NASA, Anthrax is the first metal band to ever have its music played on Mars. As Anthrax's Scott Ian put it, "Yes, there will be moshing on Mars."

"Got The Time," from the band's 1990 Gold-certified "Persistence of Time," was one of several songs on NASA's wake-up playlist for the Mars Rover, Curiosity, that touched down on the Red Planet August 5th. "Got The Time" woke Curiosity up on Day Six, along with "Echelon" by 30 Seconds to Mars. Since Curiosity's Mars landing, the playlist has also included The Beatles' "Good Morning Good Morning," the theme from "Star Wars," and Wagner's "The Ride of the Valkyries."

Next on Anthrax's Planet Earth agenda is a Fall co-headline tour with Testament, with Death Angel supporting. This will be Leg Three of the Anthrax/Testament/Death Angel hat-trick, and will mark Anthrax's first tour of Canada in support of the band's most recent release, "Worship Music." More...

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Evocation Streaming New Album's Title Track

Swedish death metal overlords Evocation will release their fourth studio album, "Illusions Of Grandeur," on September 24th in Europe and on October 23rd in North America via Century Media Records.

The album was recorded at IF Studios (In Flames, The Haunted, etc.) and Evocation Studios with producer Roberto Laghi (In Flames, etc.), and it features cover artwork by Xaay, who previously worked with Evocation on Apocalyptic's art. As a very special guest, Johan Hegg of Amon Amarth laid down guest vocals on the song "Into Submission."

For a first preview of "Illusions Of Grandeur" listen to the album's title track in the player below. The track listing is: More...

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Heartless Announces European Tour

Pennsylvania act Heartless, which had its van broken into in Portland back in May, has now announced an upcoming string of European tour dates. The festivities kick off in October, and the currently announced dates are as follows:

02.10.2012 TUESDAY / GERMANY Hannover – Indigo Glocksee - Unhappy Krautday Festival
03.10.2012 WEDNESDAY / GERMANY Neubrandenburg - AJZ
04.10.2012 THURSDAY / GERMANY Schwerin - PKK
05.10.2012 FRIDAY / GERMANY Berlin - Köpi
06.10.2012 SATURDAY / GERMANY Weimar - Gerber 3
09.10.2012 TUESDY / GERMANY Hamburg - Rote Flora
10.10.2012 WEDNESDAY / GERMANY Münster - Baracke
11.10.2012 THURSDAY / BELGIUM Antwerpen - Lintfabriek 82
12.10.2012 FRIDAY / NETHERLANDS Nijmengen - Onderbroek
13.10.2012 SATURDAY / NETHERLANDS Eindhoven – Bloodshed Fest #13 w/ DROPDEAD
14.10.2012 SUNDAY / BELGIUM Kortrijk - The Pits
15.10.2012 MONDAY / UK Ashford - Downtown Diner
16.10.2012 TUESDAY / UK Norwich - Olives Cafe
17.10.2012 WEDNESDAY / SCOTLAND Glasgow - The Captain´s Rest w/ NO ISLAND [SCO]
18.10.2012 THURSDAY / IRELAND Belfast - Auntie Annies w/ DRAINLAND [IRE]
19.10.2012 FRIDAY / IRELAND Galway - venue TBA w/ DRAINLAND [IRE]
20.10.2012 SATURDAY / IRELAND Dublin - The Pint w/ DRAINLAND [IRE]
21.10.2012 SUNDAY / UK Leeds - wharf chambers (members only!)
22.10.2012 MONDAY / UK Bristol - The Croft
23.10.2012 TUESDAY / UK London - Black Heart
24.10.2012 WEDNESDAY / FRANCE Rouen - Emporium Galorium
25.10.2012 THURSDAY / FRANCE Paris - TBA
26.10.2012 FRIDAY / FRANCE Besancon - venue TBA w/ GERANIUM [FR]
27.10.2012 SATURDAY / SWITZERLAND Basel - Hirscheneck w/ UMOR [CRO]
28.10.2012 SUNDAY / ITALY Bologna - venue TBA
29.10.2012 MONDAY / ITALY Milano - Lofi
30.10.2012 TUESDAY / AUSTRIA Graz - Sub
31.10.2012 WEDNESDAY / AUSTRIA Wien - Venster 99 More...

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Subscale Streaming New Song

Subscale has posted a new song online titled "Realization," which is the third track from the band's upcoming "Fictional Constructs" EP due out August/September 2012. The song can be heard in the player below, and the band also commented:

"Hey peepz...here is something special we have been working on for some time. It's a tad different from the other material but we hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Be sure to use your headphones if available to get the full out of the song..."

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Walking Corpse Syndrome Posts New Webisode

Montana's Walking Corpse Syndrome is currently working on a new album and follow-up to previous release "Narcissist" (reviewed here).

The band is now releasing a series of video updates following the events leading up to the album's release. Check out the latest webisode below, or you can find recently posted footage of Walking Corpse Syndrome performing live at this location.

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Heaven's Cry Reveals New Album Release Date

Canadian metallers Heaven's Cry have announced that their forthcoming Prosthetic debut will be titled "Wheels of Impermanence." The band will release the new album on September 25th in North America, October 1st in the U.K. and October 5 in mainland Europe. The latter release date coincides with their headlining performance at the ProgPower Europe festival in the Netherlands. Prosthetic Records also commented on the album:

"Wheels of Impermanence is the third studio album from Heaven's Cry -- who were originally formed in the early '90s -- and will mark the first new music since the band took a seven-year hiatus in 2004. Their previous album 'Primal Power Addiction' was released in 2002 by Dutch label DVS Records, and received outstanding reviews from critics and fans alike. The band consists of Pierre St-Jean on vocals/guitar, Sylvain Auclair on vocals/bass, Eric Jarrin (ex-Despised Icon) on guitars, and René Lacharité on drums."

More information on the new Heaven's Cry album, including the world premiere of a new track, will be revealed next week. Stay tuned to the band's Facebook page for updates.

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Darktribe Reveals New Album Artwork

Darktribe, which signed to Massacre Records back in March, has now revealed the cover artwork for new album "Mysticeti Victoria," which is due out on August 24th, 2012.

Check out the cover artwork below (or a larger version is available here). Samples from all the songs off the album can also be heard at this location. More...

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Ensiferum Posts Director's Cut Of New Video

Ensiferum will be releasing new album "Unsung Heroes" on August 27th, 2012 through Spinefarm Records and the band recently released a new video clip for a song off the album titled "In My Sword I Trust." Ensiferum has now posted the explicit "director's cut" version online, which can be viewed below, and the band commented:

"Ensiferum has a new official home on YouTube! As a special treat for our fans, we have uploaded the director's cut of 'In My Sword I Trust,' featuring the original blood, gore and explicit scenes. Subscribe to our channel for future exclusive videos direct from the band." More...

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Noctem Joining Marduk On Tour

Noctem has issued the following announcement about joining Marduk on a European tour starting at the end of the month:

"It's time to announce the incorporation of Noctem as special guest to the Serpent Sermon tour 2012 with Marduk and Immolation. This is the seventh time for Noctem touring Europe. After being included in several summer festivals, the band continues presenting their awarded latest album 'Oblivion' (Rising records/Metalblade records)."

Marduk's tour is in support of new album "Serpent Sermon" (reviewed here) and the dates featuring Noctem are:

31.08.2012 (GER) Berlin / K17
01.09.2012 (GER) Leipzig / Theater Fabrik
02.09.2012 (CZ) Ostrava / Barrak Music Club
03.09.2012 (HUN) Budapest / Blue Hell
05.09.2012 (ROM) Bucarest / Fabrica
06.09.2012 (BUL) Sofia / RBF Club
07.09.2012 (GRE) Thessaloniki / 8ball
08.09.2012 (GRE) Atheens / Kyttaro Live
09.09.2012 (MAC) Skopje / MKC
10.09.2012 (SER) Beograd / Gun Club
11.09.2012 (CRO) Zagreb / Mochvara
12.09.2012 (SLO) Ljubljana / Gala Hala
13.09.2012 (ITA) Firenze / Garage
14.09.2012 (ITA) Roma / Traffic Live
15.09.2012 (ITA) Trezzo sull'Adda (Mi) / Live Club

The full tour poster with a complete list of Marduk dates can also be viewed below. More...

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Strident Splitting With Guitarist

South African power metal act Strident has issued the following announcement about temporarily parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"Announcement time: Our rhythm guitarist and resident sex god, George van der Riet, will be leaving us for a couple of months, to go hone his skills of shredding and sexing in a Tibetan monastery.

"Do not fear, for he will return - in the meantime, a suitably handsome candidate will attempt to fill his handsome boots. We wish him luck, perseverance and stamina on his journey - Hail!"

The band's amazingly epic "Power Metal From Space" video is still available here, or you can listen to the track "Pro Patria Mori" in the SoundCloud player below. More...

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More Amberian Dawn Songs Hit The Rock Band Network

Well Xbox players, looks like you'll have to live with what metal already exists on the Rock Band Network this weekend, because you aren't getting a single new track this week.

PS3 fans finally get to play catch up though, as three Amberian Dawn tracks are coming to that platform next week. These songs will be available on the PS3 starting 8/21/2012 (North America) and 8/22/2012 (Europe):

Amberian Dawn - "Circus Black" ($1.99)
Amberian Dawn - "War in Heaven" ($1.99)
Amberian Dawn - "Sampo" ($1.99)

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Sixth Installment Of "And Justice For Art" Posted

Pure Grain Audio has posted the sixth and final installment of the series "..And Justice For Art." This week, writer Ramon Martos-Garcia writes about a band that has plenty of shared experiences with him - Archaios.

After finally launching its second album on a label, the Dominican band had come up with several concepts for the cover artwork before arriving at the defining work they used from Brazilian artist Carlos Fides. In the article, you will see a couple of prototypes the band decided not to use for the album. Read more by heading over here. More...

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Overlorde SR Responds To Overlorde With Petition

The New Jersey based metal band Overlorde is claiming trademark infringement against the North Carolina metal band Overlorde SR and the latter's label, Heaven and Hell Records. A month ago, we had reported to you that Overlorde stated that the two names were too similar and the logos would cause confusion.

Heaven and Hell Records even ceased and desisted from selling Overlorde SR's latest release, "Medieval Metal Too," until the matter could be peaceably resolved. The petition, in which Overlorde SR is trying to get 500 signatures, and a more detailed account of recent occurences can be found by heading over to change.org. More...

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Trollfest Posts Track-By-Track Video

Norwegian folk metal band Trollfest posted up a track-by-track video for the band's new LP "Brumlebassen." The album is due for release on August 24, 2012 through NoiseArt Records. " 'Brumlebassen' tells a story about one of the characters that inhabit the fantastical universe created by the band. This time the story is about Brumlebassen, the Bee Keeper, whose task it is to care for the bees and brew the Honey Mead that is much loved by the Trolls. Brumlebassen adores his bees so much that he would secretly like to become one of them himself and he is therefore depicted wearing a bee costume."

The track list for "Brumlebassen" is as follows:

1. Brumlebassen
2. Böse Tivoli
3. Illsint (streaming at this location)
4. Hevlette
5. Finsken, Norsken and Presten
6. Mystisk Maskert
7. Apis Mellifera
8. TrinkenTroll (see video streaming here)
9. Verboten Kjærleik
10. Bråk
11. Sellout
12. Rundt Bålet
13. Konterbier (Bonus Track)

Check out the track-by-track video here:

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Krampus Posts Snippet Of "The Season Of Revenge"

Italian folk/death metal act Krampus posted a snippet of the new track "The Season of Revenge." The song appears as the bonus track on the debut full length release "Survival of the Fittest," which is due out on August 24, 2012 through NoiseArt Records.

The track listing for "Survival of the Fittest" is as follows:

1. Arise (The Day of Reckoning)
2. Beast Within
3. Unspoken (streaming here)
4. Rebirth
5. Aftermath
6. The Bride
7. Redemption
8. The Dance of Lies
9. Kronos' Heritage (streaming here)
10. Shadows of Our Time
11. Tears of Stone
12. The Season of Revenge (Bonus Track) More...

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Wintersun Unveils "Time I" Album Artwork

Finnish metal act Wintersun unveiled the album artwork for "Time I" (shown below), which was created by artist Cameron Gray. "Time I" is scheduled for release on October 12th, 2012 (EU) and October 19th, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast with "Time II" expected in 2013.

The band commented on the artwork:

"We searched many options who could actually make the cover for Time I. Cameron´s way of creating art was just something that stood out immediately and we feel it suited best for Jari´s vision as a cover for TIME I. We are really happy for the result and hopefully this collaboration continues in the future releases as well!"

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 More...

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Powerglove Posts Remix of "The Decisive Battle"

Powerglove has posted a new remix of "The Decisive Battle" from Final Fantasy 6. The song is off the band's recent Japanese release of "TV Game Metal" and can be heard below.

Powerglove also announced its first ever show in Puerto Rico. Here's what the band had to say about that:

Powerglove is excited to announce, that we will be bringing our wacky brand of Video Game Metal to Puerto Rico for the first time ever! This is huge for me, as my father grew up in San Juan, and half of my family is over there!

We will be playing a headlining show in San Juan with some great support acts (including a Megadeth Tribute band) on December 8th. Check out the event details here!

Que Viva el `Video Game Metal!.

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Svölk Posts New Music Video

Norwegian "bear metal" act Svölk posted a new video for the track "Painbringer." The song appears on the band's new album "Knights Under the Round Table," which is scheduled for release through Napalm Records on August 31, 2012. The album will be available on CD and on limited colored vinyl.

Check out Metal Underground.com's review of "Knights Under the Round Table" at this location.

Check out "Painbringer" here:

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Casting for Bret Michaels

A couple of weeks ago Bret Michaels (Poison) announced that he is working on a movie about his life. The biopic will take the audience from his roots in Pittsburgh to Hollywood, California. Is this a movie that needs to be made? After two weeks to digest I still have no comment. It does bring up the question of who will play the lead role. Here are a couple suggestions. More...

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