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Metal News for August 24, 2012

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41 news articles posted on this day.

Seventh Part Of "And Justice For Art" Posted

This week in the "....And Justice For Art" serial in Pure Grain Audio, writer Ramon Martos-Garcia tackles the artwork of Pantera circa the "Vulgar Display of Power" release and the stories behind its significance. The article talks about photographer Brad Guice, who did the imagery of the person being punched on the cover art.

Guice had produced campaign images for Coca Cola, editorials for Harper’s Bazaar, Interview Magazine and for artists like Sting, BB King and Prince, and was well-known for giving his images what he calls "a particular kind of movement" which made him the ideal candidate for the project. Years later during the release of the "Piss" track to the fans, the video paid homage to this cover in its images of fans getting clocked. Check out the full article at this location.

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Titans Eve Joining Arch Enemy On Tour

Titans Eve has issued the following announcement about joining Arch Enemy on tour for ten upcoming live shows:

"We are pleased to announce we are going on tour with one of our favorite bands, Arch Enemy! Brian and Angela Gossow have been talking for some time and after listening to our latest album Life Apocalypse she's offered us 10 dates on their next European tour.

"This is really exciting for us and its an incredible opportunity to play to the awesome metal heads of Europe. We will see you all there in October!" More...

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Gypsyhawk Offering Song As Free Download

Pasadena, CA's Gypsyhawk has released "Galaxy Rise" from the band's new album "Revelry & Resilience" as a free, limited time only download. Fans can listen to the song and access the download now at this location.

Additionally, Gypsyhawk has announced a headlining tour throughout the western United States this September. The dates include the band's appearance at the Metal Blade Records Scion AV Label Showcase at the Glasshouse in Pomona, CA on September 15th.

Gypsyhawk will be celebrating the release of second album, "Revelry & Resilience," with an in-store performance at Vacation Vinyl in Los Angeles, CA tonight. The album release party/performance is FREE and begins at 8:00pm. "Revelry & Resilience" will be in stores on August 28th, 2012. The track listing is:

1. Overloaded
2. The Fields
3. Hedgeking
4. Frostwyrm
5. Galaxy Rise
6. 1345
7. Night Songs from the Desert
8. The Red Wedding
9. Silver Queen
10. State Lines
11. Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo More...

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Dynfari Signs To Code 666

Dynfari has signed a deal to release the band's new album “Sem Skuggin” through Code666 Productions. Code666 commented:

"Founded in 2010 in Iceland, Dynfari can be described as Atmospheric/Post-Black Metal. 'Sem Skugginn' is a highly dynamic and diverse concept album touching on the subject of humanity’s decline and human depravity in relation to the striking contrasts between how humanity is but a brief moment in history compared to the eternity that is the age of the universe.

"The diversity is personified with ambient sounds followed by blast beats, fast tempos by slow tempos, loudness by quiet and melancholy by hope…"

For more info on Dynfari, head over to the band's official Facebook profile here.

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Austere Streaming Instrumental Tracks

Australian black metal act Austere called it quits back in 2010, but member Tim Yatras has now uploaded several instrumental versions of tracks from the band's final full-length. Tim comments:

"For anyone interested I have uploaded instrumental mixes of the entire 'To Lay Like Old Ashes' album to Soundcloud. This is an earlier mix than what appeared on the final product, and it's interesting to hear some things that were lost in the final mix!"

You can hear all the tracks via Soundcloud, or hear several through the players available below. More...

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Hell United Streaming New Track

The launch of "Aura Damage," the newest album from death metallers Hell United, is now less than three weeks away, and in the meantime the band has released a second song titled "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, which can be heard in the SoundCloud player available below.

"Aura Damage" is set for release on September 11th, 2012 as a limited 666 piece CD jewel case. The track listing is:

1. Red Limitations
2. Apostle Of Plague
3. Deathlike Cold
4. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
5. Aura Damage
6. Hinterland
7. Maelstorm's Gravity
8. In Odore Sanctitatis
9. Totality Of I

The previously posted song "Deathlike Cold" is also still available online at this location. More...

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Testament Posts Behind The Scenes Footage

Bay Area thrash metal legends Testament have uploaded part 2 of their behind-the-scenes look at the making of their “Native Blood” music video. Take a look in the player below. You can also check out the full music video itself at this location. "Native Blood" comes off the band's latest album "Dark Roots of Earth," released last month.

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Hundredth And Impending Doom To Tour

Hundredth will be hitting the road with For Today, Impending Doom, The Chariot (10/11-10/24), Sleeping Giant (10/25-11/11), and Texas In July this coming October for "The Unshakable Tour." The dates are as follows:

10/11 St. Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
10/12 Orlando, FL @ H2O Live!
10/13 Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Rocketown
10/14 Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Hall
10/16 McAllen, TX @ Geo's
10/17 Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
10/18 Lubbock, TX @ Cactus Courtyard
10/21 Las Vegas, NV @ South Hills Church
10/23 Tempe, AZ @ Nile Theatre
10/24 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
10/25 Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro
10/26 Boise, ID @ The Venue
10/27 Spokane, WA @ The Kave
10/28 Seattle, WA @ Studio 7
10/30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Foursquare Church
10/31 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
11/1 Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
11/2 Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theatre
11/3 Dayton, OH @ The Attic
11/4 Lansing, MI @ The Loft
11/6 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/7 Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
11/8 Danbury, CT @ Tuxedo Junction
11/9 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
11/10 Columbia, MD @ Genxaret
11/11 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street More...

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Deserters Posts Lyric Video For "The Black Sheep"

Deserters has posted a new official lyric video for the track "The Black Sheep," which is taken from the band's upcoming album "The Slow Rhythms of a Dead-Beat," due in stores September 11th. The lyric video is available below, or you can find the band's previous lyric clip for "Optimism's Victim" at this location.

The upcoming Deserters tour dates are:

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 More...

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Offal Signs To Razorback Recordings

Razorback Recordings has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Brazilian act Offal:

"Razorback Recordings is proud to announce that we have signed the mighty horror/gore Death Metal maniacs Offal, for their 3rd album to be released in 2013! Hailing from Brazil, Offal has been around since 2006 and have done 2 full-length albums and many split releases with other awesome bands such as Decrepitaph and Anatomia.

"Their last album, 'Macabre Rampages and Splatter Savages,' was released in 2010 on Black Hole Productions and was a masterpiece of true horror-worshipping death metal that we were huge fans of.

"We're very excited to be working with this great band and look forward to releasing their 3rd album next year on Razorback! Check out their official web site here."

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Grave Streaming Entire New Album

Swedish death metal legends Grave will release their 10th studio album "Endless Procession Of Souls" next week on August 27th in Europe and on August 28th in North America via Century Media Records. To hear "Endless Procession Of Souls" in its entirety, head over to Invisible Oranges.com for the exclusive album stream.

The track listing is:

1. Dystopia
2. Amongst Marble And The Dead
3. Disembodied Steps
4. Flesh Epistle
5. Passion Of The Weak
6. Winds Of Chains
7. Encountering The Divine
8. Perimortem
9. Plague Of Nations
10. Epos More...

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Scythia Streams New Song "Sailor's Accolade"

Canadian folk metal act Scythia is streaming the new track "Sailor's Accolade." The song appears on the band's forthcoming EP “For The Bear," which is due for release September 25, 2012. The song is also available as a free download at this location.

The track listing for the EP is as follows:

1. Sailor's Accolade
2. Fierce Rider of Scythia (remix)
3. For The Bear
4. Black Death (remix)
5. Dies Irae, Pt. 1
6. Mattawa Reel
7. Video Game Medley

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Car Bomb Drum Footage Posted Online

Sick Drummer Magazine has posted drum cam footage online of Car Bomb's Elliot Hoffman, which was filmed in Chicago, IL earlier this month at the Bottom Lounge. Check out the clip below. Car Bomb's new album "w^w^^w^w" is due out September 25th, 2012.

Car Bomb just wrapped up a string of tour dates alongside Gojira, and the band has also released a new single titled "Third Revelation," which features a guest appearance from Gojira's Joseph Duplantier. Check out the song at this location.

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But We Try It Finishes Writing New Album

German act But We Try It, which recruited a new drummer earlier this year, has now issued the following announcement about finishing the writing process for a new album:

"Hey everybody, here's the big update from the BWTI headquarter. It was a bit silent the last weeks, but we're working hard. And now we have to announce some very interesting news.

"Last week we finished writing songs for the new album. We're pretty satisfied with the new material. Within the next weeks, we'll hit the studio and record all these tunes. Surely we'll keep you updated about the progress.

"The second great news is that we will play show again at the end of the year. For now we confirmed a show together with The Sorrow in Cologne at 11th of November. But there is more to come. Currently we're planing a Minitour for beginning of November. So this it is for now, but you'll hear from us soon!"

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Aeonsphere Posts New Track Online

Newly formed act Aeonsphere has released a new track online titled "Alcyone." You can check out the song via the bandcmap player available below. The artwork for the band's upcoming new EP is also available at this location. Aeonsphere commented on its history and sound:

"The band consists of two musicians: Seirios (guitars, drums, production) and Vincent Venoir (keys). Aeonsphere means sphere is the illusion of time, to which we agree. It is the eternal pursuit and struggle with the ticking clock, doomed to failure. A submission to the routine, joining a collective mechanism. Our creation of the Aeonsphere project is, paradoxically, our breaking out of delusions and our way to extract the music without any deadlines, publishers or media promotion and consumerism." More...

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Destruction Comments On Upcoming Album

Mike, Schmier, and Vaaver from German thrash act Destruction are currently in Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf with engineer Martin Buchwalter to record their new thrash hammer. The thirty year anniversary album will be mixed by Andy Classen. In addition, there have been guest visits from Mr. Tom Angelripper and Gerre from Tankard.

Mastermind Schmier commented: "For this anniversary album we did a really great job, our new drummer VAAVER opens up new possibilities of course. On this album there are no limits. So fast, brutal and yet groovy we haven't ever sounded, probably! Also the guest musicians are very special this time: with Gerre (TANKARD) and Tom Angelripper (SODOM) our old friends and companions are with us, the original 'Mad Butcher/Release from Agony' - line up is doing one song and with Ol Drake (EVILE) we got the hottest young thrash guitarist for a few solos on the album!

"Germany's best extreme metal producer Andy Classen will take care for the brutal and raw production! The album will destroy even more than DOR: fast riffs, double bass attacks and brutal groovy songs, I think this time we found the 100% right mix!

"Also the 'Mad Butcher' returns to the cover. Cool artworks are very important for us; for the new thrash thunderstorm our artist Gyula created a real hammer again! The artwork makes clear immediately where to go - FULL FORCE AHEAD - as it has to be."

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The Afterimage Streaming New Track

Canadian act The Afterimage has posted a new song online for streaming titled "Shallows," which comes off the band's newly released EP "Formless." Check out the track in the player available below. The "Formless" EP is also available online now at iTunes or through Famined Records.

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Black Temple Below Streaming Promo

Italian sludge band Black Temple Below is streaming its new nine-song "Promo MMXII" over at Bandcamp. The band already has a split 7" with Austerity, a full 7" EP and a split 10" with Fuoco Fatuo to its credit. While streaming digitally, "Promo MMXII" will be officially released at the sixth annual September To Dismember Fest on Sept. 21st-22nd in Bologna, Italy. Get more information on that festival over at its event page.

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Stealing Axion Streaming Entire New Album

Progressive groove metallers Stealing Axion will release their debut full-length album, "Moments," next week on August 27th in Europe and August 28th in North America via InsideOut Music. To hear Moments in its entirety, head over to No Clean Singing.com for the exclusive album stream at this location.

You can also check out our recent interview with Stealing Axion to find out more about the album. The track listing is:

1. Mirage of Hope
2. Solar
3. Everything or Nothing
4. 47 Days Later
5. The Unwanted Gift
6. Eventide
7. Collapse
8. It's Too Late Now
9. Sleepless
10. Moments Part 1
11. Moments Part 2 More...

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Sorcery Signs With Xtreem Music

Swedish Death Metal act Sorcery has inked a deal with Xtreem Music for the release of a second full length album. Xtreem Music comments:

"Formed back in 1985 and thus being one of the very first Swedish death metal bands, they released three demos in '87, '88 & '89, a 7"EP in '90 and an already classic album in 1991. The band split up in '97 and reformed in '09, recording two more demos before signing to Xtreem Music.

"Sorcery is currently working on a new album, over 20 years after the band's debut. Still untitled, it's being partly recorded with Tomas Skogsberg at Sunlight Studios, the same studio used in 1991 with 'Bloodchilling Tales.' Seven out of the nine songs on the album are brand new, written with the latest line-up consisting of original members Ola Malmström (vocals), Paul Johansson (guitar) and the two new members, John Falk (drums) and Mikael Carlsson (bass). The other two songs, 'Master of the Chains' and 'Maculated Life' were written during the bands earlier days and will perfectly link the old material with the new.

"Cover artwork for the new album is actually being drawn by renowned artist Daniel Devilish while the recording will be finished around November for an expected release in January 2013 on CD with vinyl version later on. In the meantime you can actually listen two new songs featured on the band's 'Warbringer' pre-production demo 2012 which are being re-recorded for the album with better sound, production and arrangements, will serve to hear what's coming!" More...

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Reign Of The Architect Recruits New Drummer

After splitting with drummer Mauricio Bustamante, Reign of the Architect has issued the following announcement about recruiting a new member:

"ROTA is proud to present - the new drummer: Yuval 'Boolbool' Tamir! A talented musician and a close friend, mostly known from his work with the old school thrash metal band, Dark Serpent, and the experimental metal band, of marble's black (Omb).

"We officially announce his joining as a permanent member of Reign of the Architect. He is purely devoted, filled with passion and a true pro! You'll see us on stage together at our upcoming shows - don't look directly into his eyes... Here is a taste of this monster below." More...

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Skalmold Reveals New Album Artwork

Icelandic act Skálmöld has now revealed the cover artwork for the band's upcoming new album, titled "Börn Loka." Check out the art below. The album is slated for a release date of October 26th, 2012, and the track listing can be viewed below. You can also listen to the band's music over at Facebook here.

1. Óðinn
2. Sleipnir
3. Gleipnir
4. Fenrisúlfur
5. Himinhrjóður
6. Miðgarðsormur
7. Narfi
8. Hel
9. Váli
10. Loki More...

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A Life Once Lost Streaming New Song

A Life Once Lost has just released a brand new track, "Madness is God," cut from the band's new album "Ecstatic Trance," due out in North America on October 23rd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist.

The track is available now at the band’s Facebook page, under the BandPage tab. "Madness is God" is the first single and third track on the new album (see below for full track listing).

1. Something Awful
2. Gnawing Lisp
3. Madness Is God
4. Miracle Worker
5. Empty Form
6. I Am
7. The Blues
8. People Stare
9. I See, I Hear
10. I Sit Ill

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Ne Obliviscaris Announces Return Of Dan Presland

Progressive extreme metal act Ne Obliviscaris has issued the following announcement about Dan Presland coming on as the band's drummer:

“It is with great pleasure that we are able to announce that Dan Presland is returning as the drummer for Ne Obliviscaris.

"We would like to offer a huge thanks to Nelson Barnes, who did an incredible job in all the shows in the 6 months he was playing with Ne Obliviscaris. We’re sure that he’s headed for big things with his band ‘The Schoenberg Automaton’ and wish him all the best into the future. In the end, the decision to bring Dan back was less to do with Nelson and more to do with the fact that we never really wanted to part ways with Dan in the first place and have such great chemistry working together.

"Dan was our drummer from our early days, right up to and including the recording of Portal Of I, (2005-2011), and in the end an incredibly difficult year last year, where the whole future of the band was in doubt with Benji stuck in France and no clear future in sight, took it’s toll on everyone and Dan moving on was one of the results of that.

"For us, this feels a bit like getting back together with your ex-wife. We have such a long history together, so many great memories and much love for each other, and despite some ups and downs, everyone is as determined as ever to make it all work. Dan has already started rehearsing again with the band and will be playing drums on our upcoming Australian tour starting on September 7. We’ve also started writing material for album #2 already, and are incredibly excited about working together again and with the way the new material is coming along thus far. See you on tour!"

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Daniele Liverani Posts "Inspiration" Video

Italian guitar virtuoso Daniele Liverani (Twinspirits/Cosmics) posted a video featuring a guitar play through and stream of the new track "Inspiration" from his new solo instrumental release "Eleven Mysteries." The album is available now through Lion Music.

The track listing for "Eleven Mysteries" is as follows:

1. Mysterious Impulse (see video/stream at this location)
2. Inspiration
3. Nervous Forces
4. Supreme Gladness
5. All Is Pure
6. Giving
7. Humiliation
8. Regeneration
9. Freedom
10. Survive
11. Eternal

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WildeStarr Streams New Track "Immortal"

California melodic metal band WildeStarr is streaming the new track "Immortal." The song appears on the band's sophomore LP "A Tell Tale Heart," which is due for release on October 30, 2012 through Scarlet Records. WildeStarr features Ex-Vicious Rumors/Ex-Laaz Rockit and current Chastain bassist Dave Starr. The release is the follow up to the band's 2009 debut "Arrival" (see Metal Underground.com's review of "Arrival" at this location).

"A Tell Tale Heart" is inspired by the work of Edgar Allan Poe.

Check out "Immortal" here:

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Aurora Streaming New Song

Nevada act Aurora has posted a new song online for streaming via YouTube. Check out the track "Lucid Dreaming" in the player available below, which will be featured on the band's new album "Mindless Motivation," due out this coming Fall. For more info on Aurora, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Corpset Enters The Studio

Finland's Corpset has entered the studio to begin the recording process for an upcoming new album, which currently has a working title of "The Church of Iisakki." Corpset commented on the recording process:

"Heyaa! Corpset is in studio! Drums are done and guitars recording starts in the 30th of August! Stay Tuned! You can find us on Facebook too for some pics added from the drum-session. Hokaheyy!"

Further details on the upcoming new album will be announced as they are made available. You can also watch the band's previous music video for "Into the Light" at this location.

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Job For A Cowboy Posts More Studio Footage

New footage from Job For A Cowboy’s "Demonocracy" studio sessions is currently available at the band’s official landing page. You can also witness Jon Rice demolish his kit during “Fearmonger” in the player below.

Additionally, Drum Magazine recently caught up with Rice to talk about his natural sounding approach to the record. Read the full story here.

In related news, at the tail end of their Euro trek, Job For A Cowboy will bring on the audio annihilation to Russia, Ukraine and Belarus this October. In the meantime, the band is still ravaging stages across North America on the final days of the Summer Slaughter Tour. See remaining tour dates below.

Summer Slaughter Festival 2012
8/24/2012 The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA
8/25/2012 The Grove – Anaheim, CA

w/ Between The Buried And Me, Periphery
08/27/2012 The rock - Tucson , AZ
08/29/2012 Diamond Ballroom - Oklahoma City, OK
08/30/2012 Remintons - Springfield, MI

Russia/Ukraine/Belarus Tour 2012
10/16/2012 Bingo - Kiev, UA
10/17/2012 Re:Public - Minsk, BY
10/19/2012 A2 - Saint Petersburg, RU
10/20/2012 KKZ Moskva - Moscow, RU
10/22/2012 VARITE - Saratov, RU
10/23/2012 Zvezda Club - Samara, RU
10/25/2012 Premio - Nizhniy Novgorod, RU More...

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The Answer Signs With Napalm Records

Napalm is extremely proud to announce the signing of Northern Irish rock outfit The Answer. A new album is scheduled for a 2013 release and the band is confirmed as the special guest on the Gotthard Swiss Tour. The Answer comments:

"The Answer are thrilled to be working with Napalm. This label knows what it is to develop a band properly and provide their artists with a solid foundation from which they can flourish and achieve real success. We're very excited to be given this opportunity and can't wait to get started. 2013 belongs to The Answer...you heard it here first!"

30.11.12 CH-Chur / Stadthalle
01.12.12 CH-Bern / Expo Halle 4.1
06.12.12 CH-Lausanne / Metropole
07.12.12 CH-Winterthur / Eishalle Deutweg
08.12.12 CH-Sursee / Stadthalle

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Incantation Reveals New Album Title

After a successful trek through Brazil with Immolition New York's Immolation as well as the European summer festival campaign, death metal pioneers Incantation have returned to the United States to finish work on their long-awaited eighth album.

Guitarist/vocalist John McEntee commented on the recent tour: "I would like to thank everyone on behalf of Incantation for making this festival run our most successful to date. To get the opportunity to play for so many diehard death metal fans was absolutely amazing. We are especially thankful to all our supporters for giving us a warm welcome at all the festivals, you guys were amazing and totally raging every day. Most of all we would like to thank Sam Inzerra [Mortician / Funerus] for doing a phenomenal job filling in for Kyle on drums. Without you this run would probably not be able to happen."

Bassist Chuck Sherwood added: "To the hoards of thousands that littered the fests of this past run. Old friends and new, brothers whom we shared a stage, and the unmatched support of the staff of each fest respectively. It's my hope that our performance reflected the metal rage that you gave us, Hails!'

The band has also revealed that their forthcoming release will be a concept album entitled "Vanquish in Vengeance." The album is expected to drop this November via Listenable Records.

McEntee comments on the album: "The title track is about the massacre of Saxons in the town of Verdun in 782, called on by order of King Charlemagne. As an album title it has a different meaning to me. Vanquish in Vengeance symbolizes the long history of the band. We have fought many battles over the years to keep things going. We have always stayed true to our original vision and have never caved into trends. After a long wait between albums we are back with a vengeance with some of our darkest and heaviest material to date."

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Wintersun Posts Song Snippets In Heidenfest Clip

Finnish metal act Wintersun debuted clips from the upcoming "Time I" release via the new trailer for the upcoming Heidenfest 2012 tour. "Time I" (shown below) 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 Heidenfest 2012 tour features Wintersun as headliners along with Korpiklaani, Varg, Trollfest, Krampus and special guests extended shows. Confirmed dates are as follows:

+ SPECIAL GUESTS at extended shows*
FINNTROLL + EISREGEN (DE Shows) + ARKONA (NL Shows)

19.10.2012 DE - Oberhausen, Turbinenhalle *Extended Show*
20.10.2012 DE - Stuttgart, LKA Longhorn *Extended Show*
21.10.2012 NL - Tilburg, 013 *Extended Show*
22.10.2012 CH - Pratteln, Z7
23.10.2012 CH -- Fribourg, Fri-Son ***NEW***
24.10.2012 IT - Bologna, Estragon
25.10.2012 AT - Wien, Gasometer
26.10.2012 DE - Leipzig, Hellraiser
27.10.2012 CZ - Prague, KD Vltavska
28.10.2012 PL - Krakow, Studio
29.10.2012 DE - Hamburg, Markthalle
30.10.2012 DE - Berlin, Postbahnhof
31.10.2012 DE - Munich, Backstage
01.11.2012 DE - Saarbrücken, Garage
02.11.2012 DE - Geiselwind, Music Hall *Extended Show*
03.11.2012 DE - Giessen, Hessenhallen *Extended Show*
04.11.2012 BE - Antwerp, Trix

Check out the trailer and new Wintersun song sound bytes here: More...

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My Sleeping Karma Streams New Track

My Sleeping Karma is streaming the new track "Ephedra." The song appears on the new LP "Soma," which will be released on October 9, 2012 through Spinning Goblin Productions/Napalm Records. The album will be released as a strictly limited first-edition 6-page digipack, including two bonus tracks, as well as on limited gatefold colour vinyl exclusively available through the Napalm online store.

The track listing for "Soma" is as follows:

1. Pachyclada
2. Ephedra
3. Eleusine Coracana
4. Saumya
5. Somalatha
6. Psilocybe
7. Interlude by sheyk rAleph (Bonus Track)
8. Glow11 (remix by Holzner&Kaleun (Bonus Track)

Check out "Ephedra" here: More...

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Glowsun Streams New Track From Sophomore LP

French stoner three piece act Glowsun is streaming the new song "Reverse" from the band's forthcoming sophomore effort "Eternal Season." The album is set for a September 28, 2012 release through Napalm Records.

The track list for "Eternal Season" is as follows:

1. Death's Face
2. Dragon Witch
3. Lost Soul
4. Reverse
5. The Thing
6. From the Sky
7. Sleepwaker
8. Monkey Time
9. No !

Check out "Reverse" here: More...

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Whyzdom Streams New Track "The Lighthouse"

Freshly signed to Scarlet Records, French symphonic metal band Whyzdom is streaming the new track "The Lighthouse." The song will appear on the band's new LP "Blind?" which is scheduled for release on October 30, 2012 through the label. The album will mark the first release for new vocalist Elvyne Lorient.

Check out "The Lighthouse" here: More...

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Bloodred Hourglass Posts New Music Video

Finnish melodic metal band Bloodred Hourglass posted a new music video for the song "Speed Superstar." The track will appear on the band's first full length release "Lifebound," which is scheduled for release today via Spinefarm Records. The band previously self released three EPs between 2008-2010.

The band previously posted a music video for the song "Above All," which can be viewed at this location.

The track list for "Lifebound" is as follows:

1. We Lived Like Kings
2. Above All
3. Speed Superstar
4. Arcadia
5. Castle Ashtray
6. Ghost Wounds
7. Scapegoat
8. Leverage
9. The Conquerer
10. Of Regret, Fear And Forgive
11. We Die Like Heroes

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Krampus Posts Lyric Video For "Kronos' Heritage"

Italian folk/death metal act Krampus posted a lyric video for the new song "Kronos' Heritage." The song appears as the bonus track on the debut full length release "Survival of the Fittest," which is due out today 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
10. Shadows of Our Time
11. Tears of Stone
12. The Season of Revenge (Bonus Track)

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Epica Posts Video For Dutch TV

Dutch symphonic metal band Epica posted a video clip to air on the Dutch NTR TV show "Niks te gek," in which mentally challenged people can make their dreams come true. Ruurd Woltring's biggest wish was to record one of his songs with Epica, so the band took his music and lyrics and re-arranged it into an Epica song. They then invited him into the studio to record. The video airs on "Niks te gek" September 16th on Nederland 2.

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Nightwish Posts "Imaginaerum" Score Teaser

Nightwish posted the first teaser preview for the "Imaginaerum" score soundtrack. The soundtrack is for the long awaited "Imaginaerum" film on which the band's latest album was based (see Metal Underground's review of the release at this location). The film has no set release dates set for North America as of yet, but the movie will debut on November 23, 2012 in Finland. More information on the movie can be found at the official film website located at http://www.imaginaerum.com. A trailer for the film can be seen here.

In other Nightwish news, the band is set to launch the "Imaginaerum" North American tour with Kamelot beginning with two shows just prior to ProgPower 2012 at Center Stage in Atlanta. For complete dates, head over to this location.

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Grave Digger Posts New Music Video

German metal legends Grave Digger posted a new music video for the song "Home At Last." The song appears on the new LP "Clash of the Gods" (see Metal Underground.com's review here). The album is set for release today (G/A/S), August 31, 2012 (EU) and September 4, 2012 (North America) through Napalm Records.

The song also appears on the extended single of the same name, which is available now (see Metal Underground's review here).

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Hessler Reality TV

Chicago heavy metal band Hessler have released their new single and music video for "Last Alive". The band plans on taking the next two months to record their second album, the follow-up to 2011's 'Bad Blood', which will include "Last Alive." Hessler are Igz Kincaid (guitars), Frankie Sripada (guitars), Lariyah Daniels (vocals), Marcus Lee Cox (drums) and Erik Michael (bass). More...

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