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Metal News for August 26, 2014

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Awaken The Masses Recruits New Drummer

Colorado's Awaken The Masses split with drummer Chris Rocha earlier this year, and now the band has issued the following announcement about bringing on a new member:

"Hey everybody - we are happy to announce that Dillon Bowman is our new drummer! We'd also like to thank Jordan for filling in for us this summer and wish him the best at Berkeley School of Music. Get ready to see us evolve even further!"

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Blackwolfgoat Performs Routine "Drone Maintenance"

Got a drone to service? Blackwolfgoat is here to help you out! In celebration of its official release, today Decibel Magazine is hosting a stream of "Drone Maintenance," which can be heard below.

Conjured by guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw), who specializes in looped guitar movements, building and layering upon each other to create compositions of dense distortion and delicate lines, psychedelic guitar freak-outs as well as purely ambient pieces, "Drone Maintenance" is a psychological voyage through space and time.

The album was engineered and mixed by Glenn Smith (Tired Old Bones, Ehnahre, Ichabod et al) at his Amps vs. Ohms studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Check out all ten tracks below. More...

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Allegaeon Breaks Down On The Road

Allegaeon issued this brief announcement earlier today about being stranded on the road when the band's van broke down:

"Hey there ladies and gents. We are currently stranded in Junction, Texas. Our van (Veronica) has finally called it quits. We're looking to solve the issue but that requires money. If feasible, feel free to donate to our PayPal account so we can get back on the road. Our PayPal account is under allegaeon@gmail.com. We still have over a month of touring left. We love you guys and thank you!"

The group has now also posted this update via Facebook: "Thank you everyone that's donated to our van crisis today. You all rule worlds. Some of you quite frankly caused our jaws to drop. We're still stranded, but hopefully we've figured some stuff out with the help of our friend Pamela Trepanier. Fingers crossed we make tomorrows show."

Allegaeon has been on the road supporting latest album "Elements Of The Infinite" (reviewed here). More...

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Tantal Reveals New Album Details

Russian outfit Tantal will follow debut album "The Beginning Of The End" with new release "Expectancy" this coming October 27th, 2014 via Bakerteam Records.

The album features cover artwork by Brazilian artist Gustavo Sazes (Arch Enemy, Morbid Angel, Firewind, Cryptopsy, Amaranthe), and the track listing will be as follows:

1. Through The Years
2. Expectancy Pt.1 (Desert In My Soul)
3. Echoes Of Failures
4. In Times Of Solitude
5. Nothing (Selfish Acts)
6. Pain That We All Must Go Through
7. Expectancy Pt.2 (Despair)
8. Under The Weight Of My Sorrow I Crawl
9. In The End Pt.2 (Epitaph) (Acoustic Version)
10. V Moih Glazah (In My Eyes) More...

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Funereus Announces "Return Of The Old Goat"

Mexican black metal horde Funereus (not to be confused with Funerus) has been perfecting cryogenically grim and hateful black metal in the early '90s spirit, and now the band is gearing up to release new album, "Return of the Old Goat."

The album comes out September 8th, 2014 via Forever Plagued Records, but today you can revel in the glory of Satan early with two tracks off the album below. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Unhallowed Tomb
2. Prelude
3. Funeral Ghoul
4. Return Of The Old Goat
5. Below The Horns Of Blasphemy
6. Ascending The Throne Of Satan
7. Umbra Atrox More...

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Pit Stories: Pants-Less Evil Clowns!

Every week we check in with rock and metal musicians from across the globe to get their best stories from live shows.

While these traditionally take place directly in the mosh pit, sometimes the best stories take place just before or after the show.

This week vocalist / guitarist "The Horde" from The New Jacobin Club shares one such tale of a pants-less evil clown wielding a cattle prod and narrowly avoiding trouble with the local police:

In 2009 we were a 10 piece horror rock/sideshow on the road in Western Canada. At the time, we were on our “Cannibal Circus Roadshow,” tour, and some of our theatrical entourage were dressed as clowns…and not the sort of clowns you take your kids to see at the circus.

One night we found out that two of them were being questioned by police outside the club. One of them was no longer wearing pants. It turns out there had been a report of “two clowns carrying a cattle prod around in public.” One of them did have a cattle prod.

Their reply - “No, officer, we just found this lying here by the alley.”

The cop said “So you’re telling me that there must be two other girls dressed as clowns that were running around the clubs on this strip with a cattle prod?”

“Yes, officer.”

The police let them go. This actually happened.

What's the closest you've come to a run-in with the law while attending a metal show? Let us know in the comments!

The New Jacobin Club will also release "Soldiers of The Mark" this coming September 2nd, 2014. You can hear a song taken off the release titled "Champagne Ivy" over at Bandcamp here. More...

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Primitive Man Releases New Track

Producer Dave Otero's Flatline Audio (Cattle Decapitation, Cobalt, Cephalic Carnage, Nightbringer) and metal craft brewery TRVE Brewing Co. have announced the second installment of their collaboration.

In this round they brought Primitive Man into the studio to record the first track to be premiered from a new EP, to be released by Relapse Records this winter. Check out "Loathe" below.

"We've begun a cycle of hand selecting bands and bringing them into the studio at no cost to the group," comments Otero. "The plan is to always release the music for free and the bands always retain the rights to their recordings."

TRVE Brewing Publican Nick Nunns adds, "Recording time ain't always cheap, and there are killer bands out there fighting tooth and nail just to break even. We wanted to help these people out and get their music heard." More...

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Mob Rules Posts "Celebration Day" Snippet

While Mob Rules is currently taking a deep breath before preparing for anniversary shows, the work on the 20th anniversary boxed set "Timekeeper" (due out October 28th in North America) was completed a few days ago.

Now the musicians are revealing bit by bit exciting details about the box. "Following an elaborate production, which was done in real team work, the result makes us both happy and proud," comments keyboardist Jan Christian Halfbrodt. "Over the last twenty years, Mob Rules have accumulated lots of material and of course lots of ideas which we wanted to integrate into this boxed anniversary set, so at the end of the day it has turned into a 4-disc package including DVD. As a fan item, we feel it's an absolute must!"

The band has already given away that a number of renowned guests have contributed to "Timekeeper," among them Udo Dirkschneider (U.D.O.), Amanda Somerville & Sascha Paeth (both Avantasia), Peavy Wagner (Rage), Michael Ehré (Gamma Ray), Herman Frank (Accept) and Bernhard Weiß. The result of the band's successful cooperation with the Axxis frontman can now be heard on a pre-release snippet, available below.

"With his musical biography, Bernhard is one of our role models, and we're really excited about his vocal contribution on 'Celebration Day,'" Halfbrodt explains. More...

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Halcyon Days Streaming New Single

Halcyon Days (not to be confused with Halcyon Way) has released a new single titled "Our Vices," which is available below and will be featured on upcoming album "Elevate."

The track was recorded at Redline Studios and produced/mixed by André Sørensen. Halcyon Days consists of:

Daniel Lorentsen - Screams
Robbe Madsen - Screams, Clean
Andre Sørensen - Lead Guitar
Nicolai Dahl - Rythm Guitar
Ole Stølan - Bass
Finn Ola Erdal Julshamn - Drums

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Killer Be Killed Posts New Video

Killer Be Killed - comprised of Max Cavalera (Soulfly), Greg Puciato (Dillinger Escape Plan), Troy Sanders (Mastodon), and Dave Elitch (ex-The Mars Volta) - has released an official music video for the track "Snakes of Jehovah."

The video was shot by director Thomas Mignone of Doom Inc. and can be seen below, thanks to Decibel Magazine. "Snakes Of Jehovah" is taken from the band's debut self-titled album (reviewed here). More...

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Yob Posts Full New Album Online

"Clearing The Path To Ascend," the new full-length from Portland doom technicians Yob, is due out on CD and digitally in North America via Neurot Recordings on September 2nd, and on vinyl via Relapse Records on September 15th.

In celebration of its imminent release, Pitchfork is offering up "Clearing The Path To Ascend" in its bone-crushing, soul-cradling entirety. Listen to the full album at this location.

In conjunction with the release, Yob will spread purifying riff rituals overseas this Fall on an epic binge of performances slated to commence on September 3rd, 2014 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The band will be joined by Little Rock's Pallbearer. See confirmed ceremonies below. More...

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Anthrax DVD To Premiere At Two Theaters

Before you get down to moshing in the privacy of your own home, you can do some serious partying in either Los Angeles or New York when Anthrax's "Chile On Hell" live DVD is premieres on Monday, September 15th, the day before its general release.

Not only will attendees be among the first to see the thrash-masters performing an extended set that features all the fan-favorites in front of a sold-out, rabid crowd in Santiago, Chile, but each event will feature a special Q&A, with Scott Ian and "Chile On Hell's" producer Jay Rustin at the L.A. screening and Anthrax's Frank Bello at New York's.

The premiere is free to fans who pre-order the "Chile On Hell" Blu-ray or DVD from either Vintage Vinyl in Fords, NJ, Looney Tunes in West Babylon, NY, or Amoeba Records in Los Angeles, CA. Each pre-order comes with one wristband that entitles the holder to attend the premiere. Wristbands are limited, and when they're gone, they're gone.

The New York premiere will take place at 9:00PM ET at Cinema Village, 22 E. 12th Street - head to this location for full details. The L.A. premiere is set for 9:00PM PT at the Downtown Independent Theatre, 251 S. Main Street, with more info over here.

"Chile On Hell" will be released on Tuesday, September 16th and showcases the band performing at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013.

"Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this," said Anthrax's Charlie Benante. "When we'd played there in the past, we'd finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn't stop. One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn't we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?" More...

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Baptists Posts New Track Online

Vancouver's Baptists this week utilizes Revolver Magazine to drop the first new single from upcoming second album, "Bloodmines."

The platter is due for release via Southern Lord in North America on October 14th and today you can hear the new song "Harm Induction" below. The "Bloodmines" track listing is as follows:

1. Chamber
2. Wanting
3. String Up
4. Closed Ports
5. Vistas
6. Harm Induction
7. Festered
8. Dissembler
9. Bloodmines
10. Calling
11. For Profit

Baptists will take to the North American West Coast this October on a Southern Lord tour package also including labelmates Torch Runner and Obliterations for the entire trek, as well as Offenders on select dates. More...

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The Contortionist Releases New Video

The Contortionist has debuted an all new music video for latest single "Language I: Intuition," which can be seen below thanks to Altpress.com.

Directed by Corey Norman, this is the first music video installment from the band since the "Dreaming Schematics" video was released in 2012. Frontman Mike Lessard comments:

"Very pleased to share this video! It was a very special process for me to be able to capture some of the natural beauty of where I call home, the place that was a large part of my lyrical inspiration for the album. It was also a pleasure being able to work with Corey Norman and the Bonfire Films crew. We hope everyone enjoys"

The band released the single just a few weeks ago in an aggressive build up to the release of upcoming LP "Language," due out September 16th, 2014 via Good Fight Music / eOne Music. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Source
2. Language I: Intuition
3. Language II: Conspire
4. Intergration
5. Thrive
6. Primordial Sound
7. Arise
8. Ebb & Flow
9. The Parable More...

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Butcher Babies Announces Cover EP

Los Angeles outfit Butcher Babies has recorded an EP of cover tunes titled "Uncovered," and due for release on September 30th in North America (October 6th in Europe). The track listing is as follows:

1. Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers
2. They're Coming to Take Me Away
3. Don't Give a Fuck
4. Crazy Horses
5. Pussy Whipped

Butcher Babies' Carla Harvey (vocals) comments: "It was a blast recording songs that we have been fans of our entire lives and putting our spin on them. We all chose a song that had some significance to us. My pick was 'They're Coming to Take Me Away' by Napolean XIV because I have a vivid memory of my stepdad, who I considered completely insane, playing it over and over again on his car stereo when I was a pre-teen. The song is about being taken away to a mental institution. I can still see him tapping his fingers on his steering wheel to the beat..."

Heidi Shepherd (vocals) adds: "As an eight or nine-year-old little girl, I used to rummage through my parents' albums and 8-tracks looking for some cool music. In hopes that my parents had at least a little bit of good taste, I would play every single song looking for something that I could latch on to. That's when I came across 'Crazy Horses' by The Osmonds; it was the heaviest song I had heard at that age. I would play that song over and over and over again, I was addicted. To this date, it's still one of my favorite songs and reminds me so much of growing up in Provo, Utah."

In regards to Butcher Babies' cover of The Osmonds' "Crazy Horses," Donny Osmond comments: "When we released 'Crazy Horses,' we were pushing against what The Osmonds were known for, but it became a greatest hit. The Butcher Babies have reinvented this song in a creative and innovative way -- and that's what music is about. Now...What if I had recorded 'Puppy Love' like this?" More...

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Onheil Posts New Album Samples

Dutch outfit Onheil has released a batch of new audio samples from upcoming album "Storm Is Coming." Check out the teaser below, and the album is set to be released on the 5th of September via Cyclone Empire. Vocalist/Guitarist Amok comments:

"With this album we believe to have created a true musical storm. Each track on the album sounds powerful, violent, destructive but, just like a weather storm, it comes in many different forms. This video hopefully shows metal heads worldwide that 'Storm Is Coming” is a mighty force to be reckoned with!"

"Storm Is Coming" was produced and mixed by Bart Hennephof (Textures and Yuma van Eekelen (Ex-Pestilence) at the Final Focus Studios, The Netherlands. The mastering was done by Tore Stjerna at the Necromorbus Studios, Sweden. The album booklet holds 16 pages of high-quality artwork of which a large part is done by an upcoming artist of the Grim Twins Art Studio. The track listing is as follows:

1. Embrace The Chaos
2. Kill Tomorrow
3. Self-Destruction Mode
4. The Omega Legions (streaming here)
5. Storm Is Coming
6. The End Of Everything
7. Wings Of Death
8. Dronkenschap In Duisternis II
9. Nature's Wrath
10. Streams Of Silence More...

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Obituary Streaming New Track Off "Inked In Blood"

The death metal legends in Obituary will make their Relapse debut with "Inked In Blood," their 9th full-length LP.

"Inked in Blood" will be released October 28th in North America (U.K. October 27th and Germany/Benelux/Finland on October 24th). Today pre-orders have gone online, and the first song has been released for streaming.

Make your pre-order at this location, and listen to the new track "Visions In My Head" below.

In support of their new album, Obituary will be hitting the road this Fall, beginning with an appearance at East Coast Tsunami in Reading, PA on September 27th. Following those dates, Obituary embarks on a tour with Carcass, Exhumed, and Noisem from October 28th through November 9th. Then after a quick break the band will provide direct support for the upcoming "Death to All" Tour. A complete list of dates can be found below.

The "Inked In Blood" track listing is as follows:

1. Centuries of Lies
2. Violent By Nature
3. Pain Inside
4. Visions in my Head
5. Back on Top
6. Violence
7. Inked in Blood
8. Deny You
9. Within a Dying Breed
10. Minds of the World
11. Out of Blood
12. Paralyzed With Fear More...

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Malpractice Posts Recording Documentary

Gear Gods is hosting a new documentary capturing the making of the new fourth album from Finnish progressive/thrash act Malpractice.

The extensive behind-the-scenes "Turning Tides" documentary features the members of Malpractice self-recording their first ever worldwide release at various locations throughout Finland early this year, and all the magic and mayhem involved in the process.

Sensory Records, a division of The Laser's Edge, will release "Turning Tides" on September 16th, 2014. The album's track listing will be as follows:

1. Best Kept Secret
2. Weight Of The World
3. Irony Tower
4. State Within A State
5. Turning Tides
6. Symphony Of Urban Discontent
7. Out More...

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Heavydeath Signs With Svart

Today, Svart Records announces the signing of Heavydeath, which was recently named one of CVLT Nation's "Top 6 New Bands You Must Hear Today." Svart Record comments:

"Heavydeath was formed with the purpose of creating and playing some kind of 'heavy death' music. The music is recorded as a trio. No frills: just guitar, bass, drums, and some vocals on top/inside of it. To date, Heaydeath have recorded four demos, alternately released on cassette and digital formats.

"Slated for early 2015 release via Svart, the debut album of Heavydeath was recorded under rather simple conditions in the summer of 2014: simply a drum-kit, a bass, and a guitar and with no overdubs. In the landscapes of heavy riffs, there are also some chanting vocals here and there in the songs, too."

As the band state, "We have, just like the previous demo recordings, tried to keep the material straight and 'primitive' in the same Heavydeath style. We enjoy creating small details like morbid dis-harmonies and melodies in the riffs, but we have also tried to make it sound a little different than previous recordings. It would be boring if the album sounds exactly like the demo recordings. One thing is, for sure, it sounds heavy as death."

A teaser for Heavydeath's debut album can be found in the form of the "A Long Obscure Trip" demo, which can be heard (and tripped out to visually) below. The title, full tracklisting, and release date for Heavydeath's imminent debut album for Svart will be announced shortly. More...

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Heat Releasing New Album "Labyrinth"

Following on from the success of the band's 2012 self-titled debut, This Charming Man Records is pleased to announce the release of "Labyrinth," the latest album by the Berlin-based hard rock outfit Heat. The label comments:

"Featuring former members of The Hara-Kee-Rees, Samsara Blues Experiment and Grandloom their self-titled debut on Electric Magic Records was a heavy-blues driven journey into the very heart of the 1970s. Which, regardless of your particular predilection for classic rock, saw the Berlin five-piece strike every chord.

"On their follow up – much like Swedish hard rock revivalists Graveyard and Horisont – Heat continue to revel in the buzz of audacious twin guitar solos, Hammond organs and telepathic band jams.

"Driving tracks like ‘Siamese Smile’, ‘Free World’ and ‘Barbarossa’ pack unabashed guitar spectacles atop big drum fills, rolling bass lines and Patrick Fülling’s strutting vocal front, often over extended compositions that run the gamut of twentieth century rock history. Bursting with shuffling bluesy boogies and dark, introspective moments that owe a sizeable riff or two to Deep Purple, Wishbone Ash, Atomic Rooster and Jerusalem Labyrinth is an unstoppable force for fans of British prog, hard US rock and NWOBHM."

The "Labyrinth" album will be officially released on August 29th, 2014, along with the reissue of the band's debut (with exclusive new artwork) via This Charming Man Records. Check out the song "Siamese Smile" below. The full track listing is:

1. Siamese Smile
2. Free World
3. The Golden Age
4. Barbarossa
5. Masquerade
6. Loving Devotion
7. Labyrinth More...

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Unearth To Release New Album

Unearth has announced new album "Watchers of Rule" to be released via eOne Music on October 28th, 2014.

Produced by Mark Lewis, this marks the band's six full-length LP in the band's sixteen year tenure. Lewis also produced the band's previous release, "Darkness in the Light," in 2011.

Unearth recently wrapped up the Oncoming Storm Tour, celebrating the tenth anniversary of the band's fan favorite LP. The band also took part in the Heavy Montreal Festival to debut a track off the new LP, called "The Swarm."

Soon the band will heading out with friends Darkest Hour on the Hell or High Wattage Tour with Carnifex, Origin, I The Breather, and fellow label mates Black Crown Initiate in support. Vocalist Trevor Phipps states:

"Greetings heavy metal enthusiasts! We here at Unearth industries are all whipped up about the phenomenal tour package you see before you. Come see some of the realest motherfuckers in the game do what they do best. Delivering top shelf metal that's heavier than a mountain of manatees straight to you face from high atop 1-4 foot stages. So fuel up on Coco Pebbles and Jäger and come get wild!" More...

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Throne Of Vengeance Posts Live Footage

Earlier this summer, Throne of Vengeance had the honor of performing at the Calgary Metal Fest 2014 kickoff party, where the band recorded live video performing the track "Hands Tied." Drummer Trevor Cobb comments:

"'We wanted to do a live show music video to give people a taste of TOV on stage and thought what better time to do it than during Calgary Metalfest?! The crazies come out in force and mosh pits rage for the better part of a week! If you ever had doubts about the local metal scene, this was a Wednesday. I also like to mention, we chose 'Hands Tied' as it's a song close to our hearts that is loosely based on a close friends imprisonment for a victimless crime. It talks of the corrupt ways our judicial system torments and beats souls senseless."

This week, Throne of Vengeance will be performing Alberta Festival dates at The Lethbridge Dethfest on August 29th, Beaverfest on August 30th and Alberta's Own on August 31st. More...

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The Body Politic To Play Rain City Throwdown

Nanaimo, BC six-piece powerhouse The Body Politic is proud to announce the band will perform at this year's third annual Rain City Throwdown in Vancouver, BC presented by Cariboo Brewing on September 27th at the Rickshaw Theatre. Drummer Spencer Bowman comments:

"Rain City Throwdown will definitely be a highlight of our fall touring season. We’ve been friends with the guys in Take The Earth Beneath Us for a couple of years now, and we’re happy to be a part of their hometown comeback show. Quartered is unleashing their EP to local fans that night as well, which we are really looking forward to. Vancouver is one of our homes away from home, so we’re eager to go back and see some friendly faces!"

Full details are available at this location, and the currently announced lineup is as follows:

Take The Earth Beneath Us
Quartered
The Body Politic
Wolfborne
Drop The Hate

Last week, The Body Politic also released a guitar playthrough video for "Armature," the first single off upcoming EP "Egressor," due out on September 16, 2014. Check it out below. More...

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Pink Velvet Krush To Record New EP

"Ball and Chain" - a pilot track from hard rock act Pink Velvet Krush - can be heard in the Reverbnation widget below.

The new band is comprised of guitarist Sean Quidgeon (ex-Dust N' Bones), guitarist Greg Polcari (ex Britny Fox, Steelheart), drummer Ryche Green (ex-Bulletboys), bassist Steve Rivera (ex-Surrender), and vocalist Doug 'Savage' Ramey (ex-Vaudeville).

Pink Velvet Krush has signed with HighVolMusic for a multi-release deal starting with a debut EP due this fall. The band just returned from a weekend warrior run of successful shows, with bassist Steve Rivera commenting:

"We've written about 15 songs and wanted to test the product, see how the set went over in front of people. These shows were a great way to accomplish that. It was also a great way to work out any kinks for the upcoming all original Danger Danger show this Saturday August 30th at Revolution in Amityville, NY. The label still has few tickets left for anyone that may need one."

Pink Velvet Krush will enter Tropic Digital Studios on Tuesday the 26th to begin recording a debut EP. More...

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Nightbringer Streams New Track

Underground black metal cult Nightbringer is streaming the second track taken from new album, "Ego Dominus Tuus "("I Am Your Lord"). The new track, titled "I Am The Gateway" is streaming below, thanks to Invisible Oranges.

"Ego Dominus Tuus" will be released by Season of Mist in North America on September 30th (September 26th worldwide). The album was recorded and mixed at Flatline Audio Studios by Dave Otero.

Regarding the new track, vocalist aR-Ra'd al-Iblis issued the following statement: "The lyrics in 'I am the Gateway' deal with the revelation of the higher self in the vision and communion with the absolute other. The diabolic and daimonic brother who is met at the edge of borders into the Unknown. It speaks of the pact between self and non-self, manifest and transcendental, spoken and the unthinkable. Met in the circle of pacts, these two principles coming together in the daring of facing each other reveals the mystical peaks of the magical arts."

1. Prayer of Nephal
2. Et Nox Illuminatio mea in Deliciis Meis (streaming here)
3. Lantern of Eden's Night
4. Things which are Naught
5. I am the Gateway
6. Call of the Exile
7. Where Fire never Dreamt of Man
8. The Witchfires of Tubal-Qayin
9. Salvation is the Son of Leviathan
10. The Otherness of Being More...

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Secret Cutter To Play Uninvited Fest

Having independently released the "Self Titled" debut LP (yeah, it's actually named that) earlier this year, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based trio Secret Cutter is now set on devouring fans and unsuspecting victims in the live setting throughout the region and beyond in support of the LP.

Secret Cutter's latest live itinerary includes the band's confirmed inclusion in the upcoming Brooklyn-based Uninvited Fest, a massive four-day event to take place in Gowanus, Brooklyn, running from September 18th through 21st.

The festival is set to transform a section of the neighborhood into an outdoor community for artists, musicians, motorcycle enthusiasts, and skateboarders with live music, food, booze, vendors, cinema, DJs, open skate sessions on a sponsored ramp setup and more.

Uninvited Fest sees Secret Cutter listed among Mothership, Captain Beyond, Subrosa, Mount Salem, The Skull, Black Cobra, Sasquatch, Lo Pan, Orchid, The Shrine, Lecherous Gaze, Weedeater, Elder and many others among the list of bands confirmed to perform.

Additionally, Secret Cutter is set to shred Allentown with a headlining show this Thursday, August 28th. Additional live actions will be announced throughout the coming weeks and the rest of 2014 as Secret Cutter continues to write new material for a next release.

8/28/2014 Good Weekend - Allentown, PA w/ Vaporizer, Gloominous Doom, Tower of Swine
9/21/2014 Uninvited Fest - Brooklyn, NY w/ Weedeater, Elder, Marching Teeth, Cosmic Shakedown More...

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Putrid Evocation Reveals New Album Details

Chilean outfit Putrid Evocation just finished the recordings for a debut album that will be entitled "Echoes of Death."

The band has been spreading rotting and repugnant death metal since 2011 with previous demo releases and an EP. Now the full-length album "Echoes of Death" will be released on November 1st, 2014.

Check out the song "Revelation From Hell's Apocalypse" in the player below, and the album's track listing will be as follows:

1. Intro (Horror From the Cemetery)
2. Echoes of Death
3. Revelation of Hell's Apocalypse
4. Vengeance From the Crypts
5. Morbid Sacrilegious
6. Unquenchable Flame
7. Horrible Disease
8. Total Death
9. Putrid Intercourse (Convulse) More...

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Bloodred Releases New EP

German blackened death metal outfit Bloodred just recently released new EP "The Lost Ones" digitally, with a physical edition to come at the end of the month. You can stream the release below.

The recording took place at Mastersound Entertainment Studio by producer Alexander Krull (Atrocity, Leaves' Eyes) and the track listing is as follows:

1. The Lost Ones (04:59)
2. Spirits Of The Dead (04:44) More...

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Godflesh To Release New Album

Justin K. Broadrick (Jesu, Pale Sketcher, Final, etc.) recently revived his pioneering industrial metal act Godflesh with the "Decline and Fall" EP, the band's first new music in 13 years.

Now, on the heels of that release, Godflesh has announced a new full-length, the first since 2001's "Hymns."

"A World Lit Only by Fire" will be released on October 7th via the band's own Avalanche Recordings. Check out the opening song below, and the track listing will be as folows:

01. New Dark Ages
02. Deadend
03. Shut Me Down
04. Life Giver Life Taker
05. Obeyed
06. Curse Us All
07. Carrion
08. Imperator
09. Towers of Emptiness
10. Forgive Our Fathers More...

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Pitch Black Forecast Streams Song w/Randy Blythe

Pitch Black Forecast has now chosen a release date for upcoming album "As The World Burns." The album will release on October 21st, 2014 via Ferocious Records in CD, vinyl and digital download formats.

Pitch Black Forecast features members J Mann of Mushroomhead and Gene Hoglan (Death, Strapping Young Lad, Dark Angel, Testament). As The World Burns also features guest appearances by M. Shadows of Avenged Sevenfold, Randy Blythe of Lamb Of God, and Devin Townsend. A new track titled "So Low," featuring Randy Blythe, is available for streaming below. More...

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Prong Releases New Video

Fresh off their European festival Summer, Prong is gearing up to hit the road this September in North America in support of latest release "Ruining Lives," which was released earlier this year by SPV/Steamhammer.

The tour begins September 10th in Los Angeles, CA and runs through October 14th in San Francisco, CA. Many of the dates will see Prong playing alongside thrash masters Overkill. Following a quick break the band will be taking part in Slipknot's "Knotfest" October 25th in San Bernardino, CA.

The band recently completed filming on a new video for the song "Remove, Separate Self" (taken from "Ruining Lives"). Brian Cox and Marcelo Palomino directed the video, and it can be seen below courtesy of Loudwire.com.

Tommy Victor comments: "Prong has made a video for the song 'Remove, Separate Self,' the new single from our recent LP Ruining Lives. The song and the video are distinctively Prong, with a soul-searching and apocalyptic vibe. As a follow up to 'Turnover' we will release it on 7" vinyl as well. The single and video will correspond with our U.S. /Canada tour starting Sept 10th through Oct. 14th. Enjoy the video and we'll see you out on the road!" More...

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Slipknot Announces Tour With Korn

Slipknot's comeback album ".5: The Gray Chapter," will be released worldwide on October 21st, 2014.

In celebration of that forthcoming release, the band will hit the road with Korn and King 810 for the "Prepare For Hell" tour this Fall.

Tickets go on sale September 5th at this location, and dates can be seen below.

To get a taste of the new album, you can also hear the recently released singles "The Devil In I" and "The Negative One."


10.25 San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
10.26 San Bernardino, CA @ Knotfest
10.29 El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
10.31 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
11.01 Corpus Christi, TX @ American Bank Center
11.02 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
11.04 Little Rock, AR @ Verizon Arena
11.05 Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
11.06 Omaha, NE @ CenturyLink Center
11.08 Madison, WI @ Alliant Energy Center
11.09 Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premiere Center
11.11 Denver, CO @ Denver Coliseum
11.19 Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Arena
11.21 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
11.22 Lexington, KY @ Rupp Arena
11.23 Ft. Wayne, IN @ Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
11.25 Moline, IL @ iWireless Center
11.26 Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
11.28 Rosemont, IL @ Allstate Arena
11.29 Detroit, MI @ Palace of Auburn Hills
11.30 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
12.02 Reading, PA @ Santander Arena
12.03 Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
12.05 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun
12.06 East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center
12.07 Boston, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena More...

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Feared Featured On New Split Release

Elemental Nightmares has released the second installment of a new compilation series on vinyl and as a digital download, featuring an exclusive track from Feared.

This second split contains songs from Feared, Montecharge, Dead River Runs Dry, and Satyros.

You can stream the tracks below or pick up your copy at this location.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Feared - Rising Up 03:19
2. Montecharge - 12mg/h 03:52
3. Dead River Runs Dry - Blood Colossus 04:05
4. Satyros - Mother Of Most 04:46 More...

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Sloths Premieres New Song "Elegy"

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Sloths releases a dark and noisy sound that is all-encompassing. Following the "Knives" EP from 2013, the band is now gearing up to drop a new three-track release titled "Twenty Years."

We're stoked to be bringing you the exclusive premiere of the "Twenty Years" opening track. Check out "Elegy" below and be sure to let us know what you think of the song.

"Twenty Years" is due out digitally on August 29th (with a physical edition coming in October) and consists of a trio of songs recorded with Fester at Haywire Studios (Nux Vomica, Honduran) and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Baptists, Sleep, Oathbreaker, Tragedy).

This will be a split release between The Ghost Is Clear Records, Don’t Live Like Me Records, and Illuminasty Records. The songs are connected musically and thematically with recurring melodies that are altered by their sonic surroundings and lyrics that examine what it means to die young, a theme influenced by the recent death of a friend and the perspective gained by seeing the aftermath of such a tragedy.

Sloths will also be bringing this material on the road during a West Coast/Midwest tour in September. Find dates and get more info on the band at Facebook here. The new EP's track listing is:

1. Elegy
2. Void
3. Passing More...

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Sidious Unveils New Album Artwork

Blackened death metal outfit Sidious - which just revealed the identity of it's previously secret drummer - is gearing up to release a new album on November 3rd via Kaotoxin Records.

Today we're proud to bring you the first official unveiling of the album artwork and track listing for "Revealed In Profane Splendour!" Check out the cover below and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.

This new full-length album was produced by none other than Russ Russell at the Parlour Studios (Dimmu Borgir, Napalm Death, Lock Up) and the artwork was handled by by Giannis Nakos of Remedy Arts, who previously created the cover art for Eye Of Solitude's "Canto III" and "Sui Caedere."

You can check out a teaser trailer for the album over here and the track listing will be as follows:

1. Sacrilegious Majesty - 4:59
2. Inexorable Revelation - 3:59
3. Revealed In Profane Splendour - 6:27
4. Annihilation Ov Abhorrent Credence - 5:42
5. Obscenity Ov Old - 3:11
6. Infernal Reign - 5:54
7. O Paragon, Bringer Ov Light - 5:50 More...

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LostPray Details New Album "That's Why"

Ukrainian/Turkish metal act LostPray released the track list and album artwork for the upcoming debut album "That's Why." The album drops worldwide on September 26th via Pure Steel Publishing.

LostPray was founded in 2013 in Odessa/Ukraine, but for members Burak Gundogdu and Tufan Cigdem the story would begin in 2002 in Istanbul, Turkey where they would meet after school, sometimes at studios, sometimes at their homes and would play all the songs they were crazy about, including Metallica, Iced Earth, Megadeth, etc... The album "That's Why" was inspired by the political situations that going on in both Kiev/Crimea (Ukraine) and Gezi Parki (Turkey).

The track list for the album is:

1. Alienation
2. The Blessed One
3. The Story Ain't Like No One Knows
4. Zero To Hero
5. Killing Me
6. By My Dame
7. Memoir
8. Speakers of Evil More...

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Blues Pills Posts "Gypsy" Music Video

Swedish rock act Blues Pills released a new music video for the new track "Gypsy." The song was taken from the band's self-titled debut, which was released via Nuclear Blast earlier this month. Back in the tail end of July, the band issued a video for "High Class Woman," which can be viewed at this location.

Check out "Gypsy" here:

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Ion Vein Releases "Anger Inside" Lyric Video

Chicago metal act Ion Vein issued a new lyric video for the track "Anger Inside." The song is taken from the band's latest album, simply entitled "Ion Vein," which was issued last month via Mortal Music and MVD Audio.

The album was produced, engineered and mixed by Neil Kernon and mastered by Alan Douches. Check out "Anger Inside" here:

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Cavalera Conspiracy Details New LP "Pandemonium"

Cavalera Conspiracy revealed details on the upcoming new album "Pandemonium." The album is set for reelase on November 3rd (UK) and November 4th (USA/CAN) via Napalm Records.

The artwork and track listing for "Pandemonium" can be viewed below. Iggor Cavalera commented on the album's artwork:

"It is exciting to work with one of the most amazing living artists who is also one of my best friends. Stephan Doitschnoff expresses in a beautiful way what is tense and ambiguous, makes people think through images and words, for me its the best fit to combine with one of the most exciting pieces of music I have written which is Pandemonium."

The track list for the album is:

1. Babylonian Pandemonium
2. Banzai Kamakazi (song streaming here)
3. Scum
4. I, Barbarian
5. Carmunhao
6. Apex Predator
7. Insurrection
8. Not Losing the Edge
9. Father of Hate
10. The Crucible
11. Deus Ex Machina
12. Porra More...

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Thunder And Lightning Releases New Lyric Video

German melodic power metal act Thunder And Lightning released a lyric video for the new track "Journey of the Damned." The song will appears on the upcoming new EP "Slice of Life," in celebration the band's 10th anniversary, which will be released to coincide with the band's performance on September 6th at the K17 - The Club in Berlin, Germany.

The track list for "Slice of Life" is:

1. Man On The Wire
2. Low Winter Sun
3. Journey Of The Damned
4. Thunder And Lightning (Reloaded)
5. Horizon (Acoustic Version)

Check out "Journey of the Damned" here: More...

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