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Metal News for August 22, 2012

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Oiltanker Streaming Entire Album

The first CD release from Hartford, Connecticut crust punks Oiltanker is out now via Southern Lord. Combining the "Shadow of Greed" LP and "Crusades" 7”, the limited edition numbered CD release combines both vinyl releases to form one 16-track socio/political d-beat killing spree.

This week Cvlt Nation is hosting a stream of "Shadow of Greed/Crusades" in its entirety right here. The Oiltanker brigade will storm the alleyways and off-the-grid local/D.I.Y. venues across the continent on a new self-booked live excursion starting tomorrow. Stay tuned for further live updates in the coming weeks.

8/23/2012 The Pariah - Philadelphia, PA w/ Plague Dogs, The Repellers
8/24/2012 Strange Matter - Richmond, VA w/ Parasytic, Disparage
8/25/2012 Kopecs - Pittsburgh, PA @ Skullfest
8/26/2012 TBA - Akron, OH w/ Masakari, Rhomer
8/27/2012 The C.A.I.D. - Detroit, MI w/ Shit Fucker, Culo, Scum
8/28/2012 The Wisco - Madison, WI w/ Pyroklast
8/29/2012 Medusa - Minneapolis, MN w/ Scaphe
8/30/2012 The Subterranean - Appleton, WI w/ Neon Hole [early show / all ages]
8/30/2012 The Maritime - Appleton, WI w/ Ratsak [late show / 21+]
8/31/2012 The Albion House - Chicago, IL w/ La Armada, Future Cops
9/01/2012 TBA - Cincinnati, OH
9/02/2012 house show - Huntington, WV w/ Appalachian Terror Unit
9/03/2012 The Get Down - Asheville, NC
9/04/2012 529 Club - Atlanta, GA
9/05/2012 house show - Tampa, FL w/ Bastard Deceiver
9/06/2012 TBA - Gainesville, FL
9/07/2012 TBA - Savannah, GA
9/08/2012 The Soapbox - Wilmington, NC
9/09/2012 The Barclay House - Baltimore, MD

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Haarp Announces Tour Dates With Down

New Orleans metallers haarp will embark on an eight-date journey next month supporting Down. Set to commence on September 21st in Saint Louis, Missouri, the band will bring sonic wreckage through the Midwest and down the East Coast, coming to a close on September 29th in Sayreville, New Jersey. See confirmed dates below.

haarp will be touring in support of the soon-to-be-unleashed "Husks" full-length (reviewed here). Set for release on September 18th, 2012 through Housecore Records, the follow-up to 2010’s "The Filth" was recorded at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center, Fountainbleau Room 7011, and Nodferatu’s Lair by Philip H. Anselmo, engineered by Steve Berrigan, and Nathan Weidenhaft and mastered at Visceral Sounds by Scott Hull.

For pre-order info, point your browser to this location. The upcoming haarp tour dates are:

9/21/2012 Pop's Nightclub - Saint Louis, Mo
9/22/2012 House of Blues Chicago - Chicago, IL
9/23/2012 The Crofoot - Pontiac, MI
9/25/2012 House of Blues Boston - Boston, MA
9/26/2012 Electric Factory - Philadelphia, PA
9/27/2012 Mojo Main - Newark, DE
9/28/2012 Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
9/29/2012 Starland Ballroom - Sayreville, NJ

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New Cryptopsy Track Streaming

As members of the Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame, it seems only natural that death metal legends Cryptopsy have teamed up with the 'zine to unleash a brand new track off their forthcoming self-titled album. In a Deciblog exclusive, the song "The Golden Square Mile," which deals with an unsolved murder that took place in the band's native Montreal, is currently streaming at this location. "Cryptopsy," which stands as a furious return to the band's extreme, tech-minded roots, will be available the week of September 11th to those who pre-ordered from the band directly from the band's website.

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Masachist Reveals "Scorned" Details

Masachist has revealed the full details on forthcoming sophomore full-length, "Scorned." The follow-up to the Polish death metal squad’s 2009-released "Death March Fury" was recorded at Monroe Sound Studio, with final production touches taken care by guitarist Aro. Featuring nine brutal and intricate songs, "Scorned" will be released worldwide by Selfmadegod Records on September 3rd, 2012.

The artwork, completed by Anna Rosól (Trynity Art Studio), can be viewed below, along with a stream of the song "Opposing Normality." The track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Drilling the Nerves
2. The Process of Elimination
3. Straight and Narrow Path
4. Manifesto (100% D.M.K.M)
5. Higher Authority
6. Opposing Normality
7. Liberation
8. Liberation part II
9. Inner Void More...

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Mike Portnoy Appearing On New Neal Morse Album

Neal Morse has posted a studio video online featuring the full song "Thoughts Pt. 5," taken from his upcoming new album "Momentum." The footage, which features former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, can be viewed below.

"Momentum" is due for release on September 11th, 2012 through Radiant Records/Metal Blade and pre-orders are currently available at this location.

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Unconscious Disturbance Posts Live Footage

Unconscious Disturbance recently recorded new album "Mind's Corner" at Engine Room studios, with release details to be announced in the near future. The band has also now posted footage online of a live performance at The Trash Bar in Brookyln of the new song "Flip," which will appear on "Mind's Corner." Check out the footage below.

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Stalin Posts New Music Video Online

San Francisco's experimental act Stalin has released a new music video online for the track "Your Arms, Destroyed By You." According to the band, the video is "graphic, erotic and deals out questions of reality." The debut Stalin album will be following shortly in digital, CD, and vinyl formats. To hear more music from Stalin, check out the band's Reverbnation page here.

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All Hail The Yeti Posts New Music Video

Los Angeles-based Southern groove metal outfit All Hail The Yti recently filmed a new video for the seventh track from the band's pending self-titled debut LP. Recorded with producers Tommy Decker and Mike Sarkisyan, the band’s debut LP will be released in North America via German metal juggernaut AFM Records on August 28th.

Check out the music video for "The Art of Mourning" in the player below. The following press release was also issued about the new clip:

"The Art Of Mourning is about a gunslinger who wants out of his 'deviant' lifestyle, and is trying to settle down with his wife and kids, but the people above him don’t want to lose their best gun. So they murder his kids, rape and hang his wife, and leave them for dead on the porch of his burnt-down ranch. Now this torn man with nothing left, has to decide whether to come to terms with the consequences of a life that he chose. Or take revenge on the men that took everything from him. Filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia with director Rob Cantin, the video combines close-up performance footage of All Hail The Yeti cut into a gritty, Western movie storyline chock full of old-school debauchery, brutal gunfights and gory head-shots utilizing actual .45 revolvers, a full-on lynching and all kinds of high-action entertainment!"

Stated All Hail The Yeti vocalist Connor Garritty on the video’s inception and creation: “Rob and I have been friends for many years and we share a love for the Old West and the gunfighters of the late 1800's. We have done a couple paranormal investigations of hot spots like tombstone's birdcage theater, and Bisbee Arizona, trying to get some sort of glimpse of what life would have been like back then. We had a blast making this clip and this is just the beginning for us. We are already in talks about the next one. With these ventures you learn new things every time, and each moment becomes a memory. That is the most important thing to us!” More...

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Evergreen Terrace Guitarist Quits Band

Evergreen Terrace guitarist and founding member Josh James has announced that he will leave Evergreen Terrace to continue playing full time with Stick To Your Guns.

"In 1999, a few friends and I started Evergreen Terrace. The band has been a huge part of my life, but it's time for me to move on," James said. "Earlier this year, I joined Stick To Your Guns, and I couldn't be more stoked. It's been a natural and exciting progression for me. I really believe in the band and the message. Thanks to everyone who has supported me and Evergreen throughout the years. I'm leaving with some great memories. I wish ET the best of luck and hope to see you all at a STYG show."

The upcoming Stick To Your Guns tour dates are as follows:

8/22 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8/23 - Metairie, LA @ The Cypress*
8/24 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
8/25 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
8/26 - Dallas, TX @ The Palladium
8/27 - Mission, TX @ Pharr Events Center
8/28 - Midland, TX @ The Pine Box
8/29 - Albuquerque, MN @ Launch Pad
8/30 - Rancho Cucamonga, CA @ The Nitty Gritty

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Pandora's Wake Streaming New Track

Montreal's experimental metalcore act Pandora's Wake recently released new EP "The Exposition," and the band has now uploaded a track from the release to YouTube. Check out the song "Perception" in the player available below, or find more info on Pandora's Wake via Facebook here.

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Sick Decade Recording New Video

Venezuelan industrial metal band Sick Decade has revealed plans for recording its next official video for the song "Miss Teen Depression" from the "Affliction" EP that came out last year. The band already has a few videos to its credit, most notably for the track "Dorangel" which is streaming below. Check out more songs from Sick Decade's album over at ReverbNation. Sick Decade is currently unsigned and seeking a record label.

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Pentagram To Perform Full "Relentless" Album

Legendary cult rock band Pentagram is pleased to announce the group will be playing a very special set for the first Power of the Riff - East on September 1st, 2011 in Brooklyn, NY. The band will play the Decibel Magazine Hall of Fame album "Relentless" in its entirety for the first time since the early 1980's.

Pentagram will also be playing other beloved songs spanning the band's career including tracks from most recent album, "Last Rites." The influential doom legends will also be playing shows in Philly and Maryland supporting Down. Details are available below.

Power of the Riff Festival
09/01 New York, NY Warsaw
On tour w/ Down
09/26 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
09/30 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore

In other news, fans can finally get their hands on the Pentagram documentary "Last Days Here" - winner of the Best Music Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival - which was just recently released. Fans can order from Amazon.com, iTunes, Best Buy, and other online and physical retailers. "Last Days Here" is also available for viewing via Netflix (DVD and Streaming).

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Deserters Streaming New Song

Noisecreep has premiered the new track "The Black Sheep" from the upcoming Deserters album "The Slow Rhythms of a Dead-Beat." The song can be heard now at this location. Speaking on the track, band frontman Matt Roell stated the following:

"'The Black Sheep' is track 10, from our upcoming album, The Slow Rhythms of a Dead-Beat. It is an anthem for anyone who feels like they don't belong. I can't pretend anymore, spinning my wheels and working for what? I'd rather be homeless and hate the world first-hand, than sit in my box of an apartment, experiencing life through a television screen. Complacency is a cancer and I'm sick of sitting still."

"The Slow Rhythms of a Dead-Beat" hits stores September 11th through Mediaskare Records, with exclusive pre-order packages available here. Deserters will begin touring in support of the album in September with a string of dates on the Devastation On The Nation Tour alongside King Conquer, Bermuda, In Dying Arms, and The Last Ten Seconds of Life. Dates for the run are as follows:

September 1st - Mesa, AZ @ The Underground
September 2nd - Fullerton, CA @ The Anchor
September 3rd - Canoga Park, CA @ The Cobalt Cafe
September 4th - Bakersfield, CA @ The Dome
September 5th - San Lorenzo, CA @ The Annex
September 6th - Hermiston, OR @ The Grimm Den
September 7th - Sumner, WA @ The Venue
September 8th - Tacoma, WA @ The Loch's
September 9th - Spokane, WA @ The Hop
September 10th - Twin Falls, ID @ Radio Rondevoo
September 11th - Ogden, UT @ Mojo's

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Laconic Going On Indefinite Hiatus

Vocalist Danny Brian of Laconic has issued the following announcement about the band going on indefinite hiatus:

"Hey everyone. As you may have noticed, our page has been inactive for quite awhile after our last show in June. Some of you may be wondering whats going on with us, some of you may not be. Either way, its time to fill everyone in on whats been happening. The truth is, we consider our fans our family and friends, and you deserve to know whats going on with Laconic, so first off, we apologize for keeping you in the dark.

"Now heres the deal: Laconic has been playing music as a band for over 10 years. We've accomplished alot as a band, and we have done things other bands can only dream about. We've been able to live out fantasies that all of us have been dreaming of since we were children.

"I dont want to drag this out in anyway or waste anyones time, but the short and skinny is that, after all this time, after 10 years, after thousands and thousands of dollars, after countless hours, being involved in a failed industry, failed friendships, failed relationships, missing out on family time, all of those things combined, has made us step back and realize that, for some of us, this isnt the life we choose to live anymore.

"What people need to realize, is that being in a band that you run as a business is not necessarily fun. The only part of being in an established band thats fun is actually playing the music. But even playing one show requires months of planning, ticket selling, advertising, marketing, promoting, traveling, missing work, etc, etc. It became old after 10 years, and for some of us, have realized that there are more important things in life. More...

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Plague Widow Recording Split Release

Sacramento death grind band Plague Widow has announced that it will be entering the studio on September 5th to commence the recording of a split release with London "misanthropical death grind band" Oblivionized. Plague Widow released its debut self-titled EP earlier in the year, and you can stream all nine tracks of grind below. Oblivionized released its four-song "Abhorrent Evolution" EP last year, which you may access by going here.


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A Life Once Lost Posts Studio Update

A Life Once Lost and Lambgoat.com have just leaked a brand new update from inside Planet Red during the recording of the band’s new album, "Ecstatic Trance." The album is due out in North America on October 23rd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist.

The video includes snippets of new music set to be unveiled to the world very soon. Check out the clip at this location or in the layer below. More...

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The Convalescence Cancels Upcoming Shows

The Convalescence recently parted ways with its guitarist and record label, and the band has now issued the following announcement about canceling up coming live shows:

"We regret to inform everyone that due to member changes so close to the September/early October tour dates and the recent seperation between us and Enthral Entertainment we are forced to cancel all tour dates before October 26th, 2012.

"Oct. 26th will be our first show back on the road at Hammerhead's in Ft. Wayne, IN. We will also begin writing for another EP now during our off time. Also to show that we are very thankful for all of your support and patience we will be uploading 'A Wretched Creation' for free download.

"Thank you, The Convalescence."

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Acrania Posts More Recording Footage

Mexico's Acrania has posted another video update online covering the recording of a new album to be released later this year. This new clip, covering the percussion recording, can be viewed below. The previously posted video in the series is also still available for viewing at this location. For more info on Acrania, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Chton Recruits New Vocalist

Chton has announced the addition of new vocalist Craig (also in Demontera) to the band's ranks. After previous vocalist Terje left the band just after recording Chton's upcoming sophomore album "The Devil Builds," the band had a brief period as a 4-piece with bass-player Ola handling main vocals.

Now the band has found a dedicated vocalist in Craig, and Ola is back to handling bass and backing-vocals. Commented Torstein: "Now we have found a vocalist in Craig that has the guts and dedication to front Chton, giving 666% as he shreds his throat and spits blasphemies from the stage!"

Chton is set to host a release party for the upcoming album "The Devil builds" on September 15th at Fru Lundgrens in their hometown Trondheim. The new album's track listing is:

1. Faustian Resolve
2. Scavenger of a Dead World
3. Gods of The Flesh
4. Rise Black God
5. Death Awaits
6. Contagion (The Disease)
7. Lord and Master
8. Nithon Undertow
9. Ratbag (Abscess cover)
10. Babalon and The Beast conjoined

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God Seed Announces New Album Release

God Seed, the band featuring ex-Gorgoroth members Gaahl and King, has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"The moment we have all been waiting for: God Seed release the new album 'I Begin' October 30th in Europe and October 23rd in North America!

"From the autumn of 2009 till May 2011 God Seed has been writing, arranging and composing new material which will now be released on their new album 'I Begin.'

"The will to grow. The god within man. The god within nature, and the will to reach one's highest potential."

Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available.

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Metal Blade Showcase RSVP Details Revealed

As was previously announced, Metal Blade Records and Scion A/V have teamed up to bring fans a free showcase at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on September 15th (matinee from 1p-6p). This event, which celebrates the label's 30th anniversary, will feature performances from Six Feet Under, Cattle Decapitation, Battlecross, Gypsyhawk, and Pilgrim. To make the showcase that much more special, San Diego California's Cattle Decapitation will be performing the band's latest album, "Monolith of Inhumanity," in its entirety for the first time ever.

RSVP for this free event right here and remember, as always, get there early, as space is limited and entry is not guaranteed. The show details are:

Saturday, September 15th, 2012
1pm – 6 pm
The Glass House
200 West 2nd Street
Pomona, CA 91766 More...

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No Bragging Rights Announces New Album Title

Southern California's No Bragging Rights has announced the band's new studio release entitled "Cycles" is due out October 16th, 2012. Front man Mike Perez states:

"We cannot wait to get this album out to our friends and fans. We are very proud of the sound and even more proud of the message behind it. We're looking forward to playing these songs live and seeing everyone at the shows."

No Bragging Rights recently signed a record deal with Good Fight / eOne Music. "The guys and I are beyond stoked to be a part of the GoodFight/eOne family. We feel this will be a good fit for us as we grow and continue moving forward," says Perez. The following press release was also issued about the band: More...

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Xibalba's Vehicle Breaks Down On Tour

Xibalba is currently embarked on a North American tour, and the band has now experienced its second road break down in a single week. The band comments:

"We are currently on the road and broke down for the second time in the same week. We are financially in a rut so if you guys can post on social networks, websites, etc. to purchase merch, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, much love."

Xibalba merch can be purchased through AllInMerch.com or at Coldcutsmerch.com. More...

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Every Time I Die Announces Fall Tour

After a summer run on the 2012 Vans Warped Tour, Every Time I Die will be taking its live show on the road for a series of headlining dates with metalcore band The Chariot. The band will also be joined by fellow label mates and rising Los Angeles hard rock outfit letlive., along with Kills & Thrills. The band will take the road starting Thursday, November 29th in Louisville, KY.

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, August 24th. All on sale times and locations can be found here. Every Time I Die will be out on the road in continued support of "Ex Lives," which hit 20 on Nielsen Soundscan this past March. The dates are as follows:

Thu 11/29 Louisville, KY Headliners
Fri 11/30 Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom
Sat 12/1 Dallas, TX Centennial Hall (Fair Park)*
Sun 12/2 Corpus Christi, TX House of Rock
Tue 12/4 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Wed 12/5 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Thu 12/6 Richmond, VA Canal Club
Fri 12/7 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft
Sat 12/8 Providence, RI The Met
Sun 12/9 Holyoke, MA The Waterfront Tavern
Tue 12/11 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
Wed 12/12 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
Thu 12/13 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theater
Fri 12/14 St. Louis, MO Firebird
Sat 12/15 Omaha, NE Sokol Underground
Sun 12/16 Madison, WI The Loft
Mon 12/17 Palantine, IL Durty Nellies
Tue 12/18 Lansing, MI The Loft
Wed 12/19 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place^
*Unsilent Night 2012
^w/ Title Fight

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Soilwork To Record New Album

Swedish melodic metal maestros Soilwork will enter the studio on August 23rd to begin recording the follow-up to 2010 release "The Panic Broadcast" (reviewed here). In the producer seat this time will be none other than Jens Bogren (Opeth, Amon Amarth). The new album, entitled "The Living Infinite," will also mark the recording debut of long-time touring guitarist David Andersson (Night Flight Orchestra).

"It's been a pretty long time coming, but as we speak I'm sitting here smiling my ass off listening to the demos that will forge into The Living Infinite,” commented the group’s towering vocalist Björn “Speed” Strid. “I've been feeling pretty damn restless from this break to be honest with you, therefore it is with great excitement that I've approached this new album. As soon as we started working on songs in March, all my focus and energy went into building this new beast. We're finished writing songs and I'm currently laying down demo vocals and I'm having a blast. I feel very inspired.

"Around the time that we released The Panic Broadcast, I moved into a house by the ocean in a tiny fisherman's village. The ocean has given me so much inspiration and raised a lot of existential questions, which will inspire a lot of the lyrics on The Living Infinite, the words Jacques Cousteau used to describe the ocean. Pretentious? Hell yes, but in the most typical Soilwork manner, with the right intensity, dynamics and melodies to back it up and make it real. I can't wait to team up with the rest of the guys and start putting this album on tape, together with the amazing producer Jens Bogren!" More...

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Synaptical Glitch Streams New Song

Synaptical Glitch has posted a new song online for streaming and free download, which can be found at bandcamp or in the player below. The band also commented:

"New track 'Terranova' is now available for free download via Bandcamp. Just enter '0' in the 'name your price' option at checkout. This track will be featured on my upcoming album, due out in September. Spread the word." More...

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Cradle Of Filth Unveils New Album Artwork

Cradle of Filth has revealed the cover art for its upcoming 10th studio album, "The Manticore and Other Horrors," due out October 30th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. Artwork comes courtesy of Matthew Vickerstaff of Darkwaveart and can be viewed below. 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.

"The Manticore and Other Horrors itself possesses an altogether new atmosphere for the band, incorporating a heavier, faster NWOBBM punk vibe that is both current and cruel, blended with ornate orchestration and the quirky immediateness of 2000's Midian opus. The album’s title can be likened to a bestiary, a collection of stories on monsters - personal demons, Chimeras, literary fiends and world-enslaving entities to blame but a few."

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!” More...

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Hideous Rebirth Streaming Songs

Riverside, California death metal band Hideous Rebirth recently issued its debut "Partially Devoured" via Gore House Productions, with distribution by Sevared. Hideous Rebirth is streaming a couple of songs from that album over on YouTube, such as the upload of track ten,"Bizarre and Vile," below. The band is also streaming track number eight from "Partially Devoured," the song "Cannibal," at this location.

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Above This Posts Full New Album Online

Above This has posted the band's entire new album "Titanium" online for streaming via bandcamp. Check out the full stream through the player below, or over at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Beat Down (Intro) 03:09
2. Attaboy 03:04
3. Ice Age 03:06
4. Cursive Curses 04:27
5. Shape Shifter 03:54
6. The Way Of The Hand, A Pyro's Revenge 03:45
7. There Can Only Be One Second Best! 03:58
8. Titanium 04:25
9. I'm Not Shy, I Just Don't Like You 03:41
10. F5: Winds Of Storm 03:28
11. Tornado 02:50
12. Open At The Close 04:05
13. One Up (Destroyer Of Worlds) 02:03
14. Where Did All The Anti-Matter Go? 03:48
15. THR3AT 02:25
16. Abooshaball 02:24 More...

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Mnemic Shooting New Music Video

Danish modern metal machine Mnemic will team up with Swedish director Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir) tomorrow to shoot a clip for the band’s single "I've Been You," taken from the new album, "Mnemesis," in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Commented guitarist Mircea Gabriel Eftemie: "Looks like we are hooking up with our old time friend and film director Patric. As you probably know or don't know, he did most of our videos, and each and every one has been outstanding to us.

"This time around we'll be shooting the video in an old factory (surprise surprise), to create a cold harsh uncompromising type of atmosphere that won't even melt such a warm melodic song as 'I've Been You.' We are super excited for the video shoot, and can't wait to see the final result! Keep an eye out for this space!"

The new album "Mnemesis" was released earlier this Summer in North America, and you can stream the song "Junkies On The Storm" at this location.

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Crucified Mortals Releases New Music Video

Following up a self-titled debut album on Hells Headbangers, Ohio death-thrash cult Crucified Mortals present a video for metallic horror hymn "The Late Night Butcher." Check out the clip below. The following press release was also issued about the video:

"A gruesome tale of an entrepreneur gaining his fortune on the success of selling human meat to unknowingly cannibalistic consumers, 'The Late Night Butcher' will be accompanied by another new song, 'Covet,' and will both be available on a split 7" EP with Czech Republic's young thrash band Radiolokator from Doomentia Records early fall! The video for Crucified Mortals' 'The Late Night Butcher' can be viewed in all its gory detail below.

"Released during March 2011 through Hells Headbangers, the self-titled debut of Crucified Mortals came ten years after a prolific stream of EPs and demos. Comprising 11 tales of horror transcribed into metallic hymns, Crucified Mortals continued the band's haunting style with their best tracks to date. The record compiles a diverse range of tracks which satisfies the ear's craving for speed, heavy and memorable riffing complemented by harsh, angry vocals and pounding drums. A truly unique style of thrash and death metal, this self-titled album combines the elements of both genres to create its own appalling sound, and found favor across the international underground. With a new lineup in tow, Crucified Mortals will continue their metal onslaught into 2013 and beyond...the grave!" More...

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Pat The Human Calls It Quits

Pat the Human has issued the following announcement via Facebook about deciding to call it quits:

"So as some of you may have heard, Pat The Human is done. There are absolutely no hard feelings between anyone and we will each continue to make music in different projects.

"Being in this band gave us some of the best years of our lives and it is all due to our amazing fans; we wouldn't of made it this far without you and we would like to say thank you to every person that has watched us and helped us out over the years.

"We will be playing 2 or 3 more shows and we would love to see every single one of you there. Thank you for everything."

Pat the Human also recently released a music video for the track "Saiga the Bull," which can be found here.

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Kill Ritual Signs With Scarlet Records

San Francisco thrashers Kill Ritual, featuring former Imagika guitarist Steve Rice, Doom Society drummer Wayne De Vecchi, Eldritch guitarist Roberto Proietti, and Dark Angel bassist Danyael Williams, has signed a worldwide deal with Scarlet Records for the release of the band's debut LP "The Serpentine Ritual." The band has been shopping the album since the fall of 2011 and now sees a release date set for October 30, 2012 through the Italian based label.

"The Serpentine Ritual" was recorded and engineered by Kill Ritual Lead Guitarist Steve Rice at Fang Studios in San Mateo, CA and Fossil Sound in San Jose, CA. Mix and Mastering was done by Andy LaRocque (King Diamond) at his Sonic Train Studios in Varberg Sweden. LaRocque also makes a guest appearance on the CD with the ending solo on the track “Coat Of Blood“.

The band has also shot a music video for the first single “Old School Thrasher” that was directed and edited by Mike Sloat (Testament, Machine Head) which is to be released with the CD.

The cover art was designed by Jobert Mello for Sledgehammer Graffix (Sabaton, Primal Fear…)

Lead Guitarist Steve Rice comments on the signing: “Well the Kill Ritual debut will at last see the light of day and we are psyched to have Scarlet Records on board for the release of the CD. The label has a ton of great bands on their roster and excellent distribution worldwide so we can reach as many Metal Maniacs as possible. Get ready for some SF Bay Area Thrash and Roll!”

The track listing for “The Serpentine Ritual“ is as follows:

1. The Serpentine Ritual (streaming here)
2. Torn Down
3. Time To Kill
4. Ambush
5. Old School Thrasher (streaming here)
6. Coat Of Blood* (*Guest solo by Andy LaRocque)
7. Cold Hard Floor
8. Law Of The Land (streaming here)
9. Prisoner Of The Flesh
10. My Neighborhood (Bonus Track) More...

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Wind Rose Posts Second Debut Album Preview

Italian progressive metal band Wind Rose posted a second album preview, this time featuring clips from the entire debut release "Shadows Over Lothadruin." The album is scheduled for release on August 28, 2012 through Bakerteam Records/Scarlet Records. "Shadows Over Lothadruin" was produced by Cristiano Bertocchi (Labyrinth, Vision Divine) and mastered by Goran Finnberg (Opeth, Dark Tranquillity).

The track listing for "Shadows Over Lothadruin" is as follows:

1. Prelude
2. Endless Prophecy
3. The Tournament
4. Siderion
5. The Grand March
6. Son of a Thousand Nights
7. The Fourth Vanguard
8. Dark Horizon
9. Majesty
10. The Havoc
11. Oath to Betray
12. Led by Light
13. Sacred Fount
14. Moontear Sanctuary
15. Vererath
16. Close to the End

Check out the preview here: More...

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Dendera Signs With Metalbox Recordings

U.K. traditional metal band Dendera has signed with Metalbox Recordings for the band's debut full length LP, which is expected in 2013. The band self-released the EP "We Must Fight" in 2011, which presented a traditional style in the vein of early Iron Maiden.

Dendera is:

Ashley Edison - Vocals
Stephen Main - Lead Guitar
Tony Fuller - Lead Guitar
Bradley Edison - Bass
Andy Finch - Drums More...

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