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Metal News for August 28, 2014

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37 news articles posted on this day.

Exotype Posts New Single Online

The electronic metal alchemists in Exotype have released a single off their upcoming self-titled album. Check out "Wide Awake" in the player below, which features Chad Ruhlig from For The Fallen Dreams.

Pre-orders for the new album are now available at this location, and "Exotype" is due out October 7th, 2014. The track listing is as follows:

01. Stand Up
02. Wide Awake
03. Break The Silence
04. Red Pulse
05. For Those Afraid To Speak
06. Breathe Me In
07. Relentless
08. Familiar
09. T H E Fall
10. Nanovirus
11. Prism
12. Illuminate

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Noctem Signs With Prosthetic

The Iberian extreme metallers in Noctem are proud to announce their signing with well-known Prosthetic Records to release their latest "Exilium" in America, Canada, and Australia. The label comments:

"Extreme blackened death Spaniards Noctem prove the adage 'third time’s a charm' as they present their tertiary album 'Exilium' through Prosthetic Records on September 16th in North America.

"Lauded as 'a stunning, full and complex album that is a must-have for any fan of the genre; by Metal Temple, 'Exilium' knows no boundaries as it stretches the band’s limits to a whole new level. The record has been hailed as the band’s best effort to date from several notable press outlets (Metal Hammer, Rockzone, Metalbite), while No Clean Singing dubs it 'an album forged by experts at their craft who knew exactly how to kick out music of fury, fire and war.'

"Having once again worked with Cardoso to produce and master their latest offering 'Exilium,' Noctem will now set their sights on dominating the extreme metal scene throughout North America with the help of Prosthetic Records, which will release the album with two bonus tracks."

1. Enuma Elish
2. Apsu Dethroned
3. Decrepit Human Kingdom
4. Tiamat’s Crown
5. The Rising Horns
6. Halo of Repugnance
7. Egregor
8. The Splint of Destinations
9. Eidolon
10. The Adamantine Doors
11. Divine Xib’alb’a *
12. The Adamantine Doors (Orchestral Version) *

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Morgoth Streaming "God Is Evil"

German death metal band Morgoth recently released the "God Is Evil" 7" and today the title track has been made available online for streaming. Check it out below.

Featuring powerful artwork by Costin Chioreanu, the "God Is Evil" single contains two new studio tracks: the title track, as well as "Die As Deceiver." You can pick up your own copy at this location.

Next up, Morgoth will team up with mighty Bolt Thrower for a European tour in September and October. In addition to "God Is Evil," Morgoth will also have two more classic releases out in time for the tour: the "Pits Of Utumno" demo from 1988 (to be re-issued on vinyl and digitally) and the long unavailable "Odium" album from 1993 (to be re-released on CD, LP and as digital download). Catch Morgoth live on these dates:

30.08.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Turock Open Air
28.11.2014 - Bucharest (Romania) - November to Dismember Metal Fest
08.11.2014 - Brescia (Italy) - Circolo Colony / Hellbrigade Fest V
17.01.2015 - Dippoldiswalde / Dresden (Germany) - Break The Silence Festival

w/Bolt Thrower
21.09.2014 - Bremen (Germany) - Schlachthof
22.09.2014 - Essen (Germany) - Weststadthalle
23.09.2014 - Berlin (Germany) - SO36
24.09.2014 - Prague (Czech Republic) - Roxy
25.09.2014 - Vienna (Austria) - Arena
26.09.2014 - Munich (Germany) - Backstage
27.09.2014 - Lyss (Switzerland) - Kulturfabrik / Carnage Feast
28.09.2014 - Aschaffenburg (Germany) - Colos-Saal
30.09.2014 - Paris (France) - Le Trabendo
01.10.2014 - Saarbruecken (Germany) - Garage
02.10.2014 - Leipzig (Germany) - Hellraiser
03.10.2014 - Stuttgart (Germany) - LKA Longhorn
04.10.2014 - Andernach (Germany) - JUZ
05.10.2014 - Hasselt (Belgium) - Muziekodroom

*=The support slot for the tour will rotate between Soulburn (Sept. 21st - 23rd), Incantation (Sept. 24th - 28th) and Vallenfyre (Sept. 30th - Oct. 5th). More...

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Amulet Streaming "Mark Of Evil"

London's Amulet will release full-length debut, "The First," on September 22nd in Europe and October 21st in North America (digital only) via Century Media Records. For a preview of "The First," the album's first single, "Mark Of Evil" can be heard below. Century Media also comments:

"With the brawling street spirit of early 80's metal, Amulet capture the sound of classic metal, but more importantly, they bring the feeling of fist-to-the-chops-and-don't-spill-my-pint grit firmly into the 21st century. Formed in 2010, the group is comprised of friends who met at various shows over the years and realized that they all wanted to make the same powerful and honest music.

"Their demo tape/7", Cut The Crap (2011), sold out quickly, and soon after that, Amulet began supporting bands like Pagan Altar, Manilla Road, and The Sword and playing festivals like Bloodstock (UK), Hell's Pleasure (Germany) and Muskelrock (Sweden).

"On their upcoming effort, The First, fans can expect more of the classic British steel that's found on their highly sought after demo: catchy vocals, heavy riffs, soaring leads and bone-shaking bass, driven to the limit with pounding drums." More...

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Perceptionist Streaming "Evolve" Album

Perceptionist has issued the following announcement about releasing the new "Evolve" album:

"Today is the day! Our debut album Evolve is finally out! Making this album was a very long process and we learned a lot through all of it. We are very proud of Evolve and we hope you all enjoy it as much as we do. Go listen to the whole album below and tell us what your favorite song is! And order a copy while you're there too!"

1. The Big Bang 02:11
2. The Scientific Method 04:51
3. Truthseeker 05:14
4. Feeling Nostalgic 04:44
5. Anima 06:10
6. Sole Cognition 05:30
7. Reaching Infinity 04:06
8. Evolve 05:38
9. Sanctimonious Plague 05:10
10. Monkey Business 01:27 More...

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Asking Alexandria Posts New Music Video

Asking Alexandria just wrapped up a Mayhem Festival run, and the new music video for the track "Moving On" gives everyone a small glimpse into the band's lives on and off that stage. Check it out below.

Ben Bruce (guitars) states: "For the first time in our careers, we are showcasing ourselves in the most sincere light possible. No drugs, no partying, no script and no bullshit. It's just the five of us completely vulnerable.

"No matter what the circumstance, being away from those you love and care about is very difficult and drags you down. Luckily for us, we have incredible fans that love and support us and help us through our toughest times. I hope this video gives you all a little bit of a look into our world. Thank you for all of your continued support and for keeping us going." More...

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Ebauche Noire Announces Album Release

Today, the Obscure Vanity label announces September 2nd as the release date for Ebauche Noire's debut, "Pochoir De Cendre."

Set to be released on cassette tape and including a woven Ebauche Noire patch, "Pochoir De Cendre" comprises two tracks with a total running time of nearly 43 minutes. Pre-orders are available at this location, and Obscura Vanity comments:

"Formed in 2013 from the ashes of Alienante Damnation, Ebauche Noire leaves behind the conventional, traditional black metal genre and brings forth new ideas in outstanding songwriting and interpretation. A unique journey through quietude, innocence, nostalgia, and evanescent essences, the two extended passages that make up Pochoir De Cendre drift through melancholic black metal moods and emotional catharsis. Spearheaded by multi-instrumentalist and black metal luminary Adrien Weber (Lord Genocide, Vociferian, Macabra, Alienant Damnation), Belgium’s Ebauche Noire is a new scion of cold and melodic post-black metal."

1. The Sun and the Moon Forever Rise [31.40]
2. Where Stars Like Tears Freeze to Crystal [11:15] More...

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Second To Sun Streaming Full New EP

Russia's Second To Sun has released the "Three Fairy Tales" EP online for streaming. Check out the tracks in the YouTube player below, or you can pick up your own copy at this location. The "Three Fairy Tales" track listing is as follows:

1. The Trapper 04:02
2. Merämaa 03:01
3. Barmaley 03:59

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Blut Aus Nord Reveals New Album Details

Blut Aus Nord has revealed that upcoming new album, "Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry," is due out October 10th, 2014.

This release follows previous album "Cosmosophy," the monumental conclusion of the "777" trilogy. Debemur Morti Productions also comments:

"This time, far from its filthy industrial realm, the enigmatic entity offers nothing less than one of the finest melodic, epic and grandiose black metal album ever! The stunning cover art was painted by famous Artist Kristian 'Necrolord' Wåhlin and can be seen below. The layout was conceived by Dehn Sora."

The new album's track listing is as follows:

01. Prelude
02. Paien
03. Tellus Mater
04. Forhist
05. Henosis
06. Metaphor Of The Moon
07. Clarissima Mundi Lumina More...

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Corrosion Of Conformity Re-Issuing Two Albums

Two seminal albums by metal pioneers Corrosion of Conformity (C.O.C.) — the 1991 landmark "Blind" and the 1994 follow-up "Deliverance" – will be reissued on vinyl by Prosthetic Records this Fall.

While an exact release date has not yet been confirmed, both titles — limited to 1,000 copies each — are currently available for pre-order in the Prosthetic webshop. Prosthetic Records also comments:

"Freshly inducted into Decibel Magazine’s Hall of Fame, 'Blind' — originally released on Relativity Records — signified an important transition for C.O.C., as the group began to move away from their crossover past toward a more streamlined, metallic thrash sound. Hailed by All Music Guide as 'one of the most important heavy rock albums of the decade,' the album saw the addition of guitarist Pepper Keenan and yielded two notable singles: 'Dance of the Dead' and 'Vote With A Bullet.'

"Previously unreleased on vinyl in North America, 'Blind' will be reissued as a gatefold double-LP available in three different 180-gram colors: purple (approx. 700 copies), black (approx. 200 copies) and clear (approx. 100 colors). A color lyric insert and liner notes by music journalist Chris Dick will also be included, as will three bonus tracks from the 1995 Columbia Records re-release of the album." More...

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Zodiac Posts "Sonic Child" Video

After releasing a video for "A Penny And A Dead Horse," Zodiac now has a new clip out for the title track to the "Sonic Child" album.

The new video was directed and produced by Dusseldorf-based company Warped Type and can be seen below.

The follow-up to 2013's “A Hiding Place” saw the band once again head to Megaphon Tonstudios with Martin Meinschafer (Long Distance Calling, The Donots). "Sonic Child" is scheduled for release on September 30th via Prosthetic Records in North America. More...

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Sinmara Streaming Full New Album

Icelandic black metal outfit Sinmara has made the entire "Aphotic Womb" album available online for streaming.

The album is due out in mid-September, but today you can stream all the songs in the player below, thanks to Andfari.com. The track listing is as follows:

1. Katabasis
2. Cursed Salvation
3. Verminous
4. Shattered Pillars
5. Stygian Voyage
6. Aphotic Womb
7. Teratoid Crossbreed
8. Mountains of Quivering Bones

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Skeletonwitch Posts New Music Video

Skeletonwitch has released a new music video for “Unending, Everliving,” which can be seen below and comes from the band's 2013 album "Serpents Unleashed."

"Undending, Everliving" was put to film by Cleveland, Ohio’s Turnstyle Films, with whom the band also collaborated on the promo clips for “I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)” and “Serpents Unleashed.”

Skeletonwitch guitarist Nate “N8 Feet Under” Garnette says, ”This video was a hell of a lot of fun to shoot and is saturated with fake blood — or is it? — as well as torture. My favorite part was getting to hose off a bloody-ass Chance (Garnette, vocals) with freezing cold water. I normally would have gotten beaten up for that, so it was a nice treat. Enjoy!” More...

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White Arms Of Athena Reveals Album Details

Three years after the release of the debut "Astrodrama," the Texas five-piece White Arms Of Athena has returned with a follow-up album.

The group's self-titled sophomore effort is scheduled for release through Prosthetic Records on December 2nd. The label comments:

"Featuring eight tracks portraying a mélange of experimental progressive passages with psychedelic-infused ambience, the album was recently recorded and mixed with Kurt Ballou (Everytime I Die, Kvelertak, Converge) while being engineered and co-produced by Travis Kammeyer (Storm of Light) and mastered by Alan Douches (Baroness, The Dillinger Escape Plan)."

The complete track listing for the album is as follows:

1. Truth, The Greatest Lie Ever Told (2:29)
2. Heavy Sleep (5:03)
3. On The Edge (4:40)
4. Time Is Nothing (Or Maybe Just One Thing) (1:47)
5. This Transition (11:00)
6. Manifest; Withdrawal (4:01)
7. Participating In and Awakening To The Cycle (3:28)
8. The “I” (6:29)

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Exmortus Shreds The National Anthem

Exmortus decided to warm up for the band's current North American tour supporting Arsis and Allegaeon by stopping by a home game of the Class A minor league baseball team Bakersfield Blaze.

While there, Exmortus delivered a rousing, metallic rendition of the U.S. National Anthem. Check out video of the performance below.

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Heat Posts Full New Album Online

Berlin-based hard rock outfit Heat will release the "Labyrinth" album tomorrow - August 29th, 2014 - and now the entire album is available online for streaming. Check it out below, courtesy of Metal Hammer. The album's track listing is as follows:

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

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Pentagram Announces New Shows

The doom legends in Pentagram are returning to the road this October and November for select shows in the midweast and on the east coast.

The confirmed list of dates is below, with a few still to be confirmed. Tickets will be on via local box offices on Friday, August 29th.

Pentagram's most recent album, "Last Rites" (reviewed here) was released via Metal Blade Records on April 14th, 2011 and the band's first ever official DVD, "When the Screams Come," on August 30th, 2011.

10/23 Chicago, IL @ Reggie's*
10/24 Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights*
10/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme*
10/27 Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues*
10/28 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Smalls Theater*
10/29 Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage*
10/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas*
11/01 New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater**
11/02 Providence, RI @ The Met*

*10/23 - 10/30 and 11/2 w/support from RADIO MOSCOW, BANG, and KINGS DESTROY
**11/01 NYC w/support from BLOOD CEREMONY, BANG, and KINGS DESTROY More...

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Viathyn Streaming New Track

Calgary, AB's progressive power metal quartet Viathyn has teamed up with MetalRules.com for the premiere of new track "Ageless Stranger," taken off upcoming album "Cynosure," which is due out on October 7th.

Check out the track in the player below. Guitarist Jacob Wright also comments on the song release:

"We chose Ageless Stranger to be the opening track on our new album Cynosure because it is high energy and hard hitting. With a big chorus, relentless rhythms, and some fun shredding, we feel it is the appropriate introduction to the remaining hour of diverse musical moments you will hear on Cynosure. The lyrics are inspired by the malevolent Stephen King character Randall Flagg, who has appeared in multiple works by King such as The Stand, The Eyes of the Dragon, and The Dark Tower."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Ageless Stranger - 7:13
2. The Coachman - 5:41
3. Edward Mordrake - 6:24
4. Shadows In Our Wake - 7:02
5. Countess of Discordia - 7:12
6. Time Will Take Us All - 7:01
7. Three Sheets To The Wind - 7:21
8. Albedo - 6:48
9. Cynosure - 9:35 More...

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Subservience Posts Recording Footage

Sussex quintet Subservience is gearing up to release the "Upheaval" EP this coming October 17th, 2014.

Today the band has released a 3-part video series documenting it's time at Brighton Electric during the "Upheaval" recording progress. Check out the clips below. The "Upheaval" track listing is as follows:

1. Upheaval
2. Inhuman Savagery
3. Slither
4. Divine Malevolence More...

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Author & Punisher Announces New Live Shows

Master sound conspirator, Tristan Shone, will bring his cacophonous manifestation of cold, mechanical doom known as Author & Punisher to the streets in the coming months for a clobbering run of live takeovers.

Set to commence next Thursday with a special performance and design talk at Hopscotch Festival in Raleigh, Shone will levy his punishing sonic decompositions upon several additional music fests including San Diego Music Thing, Cold Waves Festival, Southwest Terror Fest, and Philip H. Anselmo's Housecore Horror Film Fest, with future enactments in December in their plotting stages.

Comments Shone: "After a Summer of retooling and writing music for the upcoming release [stay tuned for details] I am taking to the skies and highways for a collection of special performances and festivals. After laying dormant for several years, the Drone Machines shall return for some of these events that don't involve airplanes due to weight and power."

9/04/2014 Hopscotch Festival - Raleigh, NC (performance and design talk)
9/12/2014 San Diego Music Thing - San Diego, CA w/ Earth, King Dude
9/20/2014 Complex - Los Angeles, CA w/ 3Teeth
9/26/2014 Cold Waves Festival - Chicago, IL w/ Fear Factory, Die Krupps, Youth Code
10/18/2014 Southwest Terror Fest - Tucson, AZ w/ Neurosis, The Body, Sunn O))), Goatsnake
10/23-10/26/2014 Housecore Horror Film Fest - Austin, TX w/ Neurosis, Eyehategod, Corrections House, Cattle Decapitation, more

Author & Punisher's latest full-length, "Women & Children," was released last year via Seventh Rule Recordings. More...

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Eindhoven Metal Meeting Reveals Full Band Lineup

The Eindhoven Metal Meeting is very proud to announce that with the addition of In Solitude, Valkyrja, Thanatos, Skyforger, Dust Bolt, The Committee, and Miasmal, the line-up for this year's edition - set to take place December 12 & 13th, 2014 at the Effenaar venue in Eindhoven, The Netherlands - is now complete.

The Dutch all-female death metal band Sisters Of Suffocation will also perform on Friday, December 12th at the official after party at the Dynamo Club together with the cover-bands Mercyfull Fake and Forever Twisted. Entrance is free with an Eindhoven Metal Meeting ticket!

The full festival billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): More...

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Alunah Streaming New Track

The U.K. doomsters in Alunah, centered around guitarist and singer Sophie Day, are set to release their third studio album "Awakening The Forest" on October 6th in the U.K. & October 7th in North America via Napalm Records.

Today the band premiers a brand new song entitled "Heavy Bough." Give it a listen in the player below, thanks to The Obelisk.

This album follows previous releases "Call of Avernus" (2010) and "White Hoarhound" (2012). The track list for "Awakening the Forest" is:

1. Bricket Wood Coven
2. Heavy Bough
3. Awakening The Forest
4. The Mask of Herne
5. Scourge and The Kiss
6. The Summerland (Bonus Track) More...

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The Helix Nebula Releases New EP

The Helix Nebula has officially released new EP "Meridian," which you can now pick up at Bandcamp or stream in full below.

"Meridian" was produced, mixed, and mastered by Simon Grove at Nerve Studios, while the drums were recorded by Shane Edwards at Electric Sun Studios. The track listing is as follows:

1. Sea Of Suns 05:45
2. Temple 03:47
3. Convalescence 03:16
4. Time Piece 04:03
5. Sailing Stone (feat. Plini) 05:30
6. Crystal Plains 05:30

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Emigrate To Release New Album

Formed by Rammstein's Richard Kruspe, Emigrate has now set October 21st as the release date for the band's new studio album - the follow up to the previous 2007 self-titled debut.

Titled "Silent So Long," this sophomore outing - produced by Emigrate and mixed in Los Angeles by Ben Grosse (Marilyn Manson, Slipknot, Disturbed, etc.) - features 11 brand new recordings, with a lead single / video to be announced shortly.

As with the debut, Kruspe adds to his guitar playing / song-writing duties by stepping up to the mic, only this time he's joined by a number of guest singers: Lemmy from Motörhead, Korn's Jonathan Davis, Marilyn Manson, Canadian born Berlin-dweller, Peaches, plus Frank Dellé from chart-topping German collective Seeed.

"I didn't write the songs with specific guests in mind," explains Kruspe, "I just thought who would do the best job on this or that track, and the final performances were everything I was hoping for. You know, I've had about five moments in my music career when I've been left smiling like a child - one was when Rammstein sold out New York's Madison Square Garden in 20 minutes (2010), but the last one was hearing Lemmy on tape. It just sounds fucking great! I wrote him a really long message and he came back 'alright!' Fantastic!"

For Kruspe, still firmly ensconced within the Rammstein ranks, Emigrate has never been a side or a solo project. Preferring to tap into the energy of a team, and looking to revive the collaborative spirit of the East German punk scene he grew from, the guitarist has always put value on those around him, and this time - in addition to the existing personnel of guitarist / producer Olson Involtini and bassist / co-conspirator Arnaud Giroux - he's joined by drummers Mikko Sirén (Apocalyptica) and Joe Letz (Combichrist). More...

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Disperse Shoots Music Video, Offers Track Download

Progressive metal outfit Disperse recently announced the upcoming release of a new music video for the track "Message from Atlantis." The video is set for a tentative release in early September.

Disperse is also offering the track "Enigma of Abode" as a free download on Bandcamp. "Enigma of Abode" is taken from Disperse's Season of Mist debut album, "Living Mirrors." The track listing is as follows:

1. Dancing With Endless Love
2. Enigma of Abode
3. Profane the Ground
4. Prana
5. Message from Atlantis
6. WOW!
7. Universal Love
8. Be Afraid of Nothing
9. Unbroken Shiver
10. Touching the Golden Cloud
11. Butoh
12. Choices over Me
13. AUM More...

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Annihilation Announces New EP Release

After previously announcing a September release date, Portuguese death metal band Annihilation has revealed that new EP "The Undivided" will come out November 4th, 2014. The band's founder Fabio Da Silva comments:

"We are proud to announce the release of our new EP The Undivided . Consisting of six songs, the EP is a precursor to our next full-length which will be one song connected by three parts. We have been working on these songs for the last two years and there is a big evolution between this EP and our first album Against The Storm.

"The songs are more technical, dissonant and intricate then our debut album. Lyrically I spent a lot of time researching and working on the lyrics. The EP and the album focus on my vision about humanity as energy beings all connected to one source of energy. One conscious entity that connects all beings into one. An entity that has been separated from his source and originated the human species, the voyage of part of that consciousness when the human being faces death and finally connects again with the source."

The track listing is:

1. The Undivided...
2. Holographic Paradigm
3. Transcending Consciousness
4. Feeding the Void
5. The Great Cycle
6. ...Wholeness... More...

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Warmblood Posts New Album Trailer

Italy's Warmblood has announced new studio album "God of Zombies" will be coming out at the end of October via The Spew Records (a sub label of Punishment 18 Records).

The album was mixed and mastered at 16th Cellar Studio in Rome (Eyeconoclast, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Hour of Penance and many more), and a teaser video can now be seen in the player provided below.

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Hero's Last Rite Parts With Bassist

New Brunswich outfit Hero's Last Rite has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's bassist:

"Last night, our bass player and brother of 11 years, Paul Vidal decided it was time to step back from the band for personal reasons.

"It certainly wasn't easy for him and know that we respect his decision and will always care for Paul a great deal. With his decision, he is still committed to fulfill his obligations for all shows we currently have booked while we search for a new member.

"So if you're interested or know of someone who may be interested in auditioning, please contact us at heroslastrite@gmail.com." More...

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Ghoul To Kick Off New Live Invasion

The masked mutants in Ghoul are preparing to terrorize the U.S. next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil.

The caravan of chaos will begin September 5th in Chicago and sully nearly two dozen municipalities before coming to a mutinous close on September 24th, 2014 in San Francisco. Says guitarist/vocalist Digestor:

"Greetings, Numbskulls! Once again Ghoul is coming to your rotten country to murder and devour your lard-assed, chicken-fried, imbecilic citizenry! We are currently hiding in empty pickle barrels in the hold of a tramp steamer on its way to one of your American ports. Luckily the pickle barrels have Wi-Fi, so I can not only send out this message, but I can tweet about all the things that enrage me on a daily basis. What an exciting time we live in! Anyhooooo, come out to our shows with the mighty Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil, and kiss your ass goodbye! And as always, live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!" More...

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Darkness Divided Gearing Up For U.S. Tour

San Antonio's Christian metalcore outfit Darkness Divided hit #59 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart with newly released album "Written In Blood" (available for streaming below) and now the band will be teaming up with In Dying Arms and Forevermore for a tour across the U.S. this September.

Kicking off on the East Coast in Trenton, NJ on September 6th, the tour introduces metal's newest challengers to fans of heavy music. Vocalist Gerard Mora states “We are stoked to announce that we are hitting the road with In Dying Arms and Forevermore! Lots of good things coming!”

You can read our recent interview with the band about new album "Written In Blood" right here, or catch the live show on any of these dates:

9/6 @ Championship - Trenton, New Jersey
9/7 @ Championship - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania
9/8 @ LVN Renaissance Center - Jamestown, New York
9/9 @ Frankie's - Toledo, Ohio
9/11 @ Penny Road Pub - Barrington, Illinois
9/13 @ Blurry Vision - Decatur, Alabama
9/14 @ The Beatnik - New Orleans, Louisiana
9/15 @ Tomcats - Fort Worth, Texas
9/16 @ El Rey Theatre - McAllen, Texas
9/17 @ Dirty Dog Bar - Austin, Texas
9/19 @ The Unity Center - Roswell, New Mexico
9/20 @ The Underground - Mesa, Arizona
9/21 @ Cobalt Café - Canoga Park, California
9/23 @ Skatuary - Englewood, Colorado
9/24 @ Gasworks - Albuquerque, New Mexico
9/26 @ Fubar - St. Louis, Missouri
9/27 @ Bada Brew - Crest Hill, Illinois
9/29 @ Empire - Springfield, Virginia More...

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Goatwhore Announces New Tour Dates

The New Orleans based blasphemous road warriors in Goatwhore will embark upon another bout of live headlining invasions next month. Set to launch in Houston on September 15th, the band will trounce fourteen cities including five shows supporting death rock/horror punk legends, Samhain.

In November, Goatwhore will take the sadistic anthems overseas for a European incursion with headliners Dying Fetus. The extended trek embarks on November 8th in Liege, Belgium, and will march through nearly four dozen metropolises, coming to a close on December 20th in Leer, Germany.

Goatwhore continues to tour in support of "Constricting Rage Of The Merciless," which was unleashed to the masses in July via Metal Blade Records. Catch the band live on these dates: More...

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Dope Releases "Selfish" Music Video

Chicago industrial metal act Dope released a new music video for the track "Selfish." The song appears on the band's upcoming release "Blood Money." The album, originally planned to be self-released by the band back in March, will see release via Steamhammer/SPV Records in the Spring of 2015. The single for "Selfish" will be released on September 12th in Europe.

Check out "Selfish" here:

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Methane Releases "Hang Me High" Music Video

Swedish/U.S. groove metal act Methane released a new music video for the track "Hang Me High." The song is taken from the debut EP "Southern Metal," which was released back at the tail end of January.

Check out "Hang Me High" here:

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Bullet Posts Track-By-Track, Pts III & IV

Swedish traditional metal act Bullet released the third and fourth parts in a ongoing series of track-by-track video clips for the upcoming new release "Storm of Blades." The album will be released on September 5th (EU) and September 9th (USA) via Nuclear Blast.

The track list for "Storm of Blades" is:

1. Uprising
2. Storm Of Blades (see music video)
3. Riding High
4. Tornado
5. Hawk Eyes
6. This One’s For You
7. Hammer Down
8. It’s On
9. Crossfire
10. Run With The Hunted
11. Coming In Loud (Bonus Track - Digipak Edition)

Check out parts three and four here: More...

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The Order Of Israfel Streaming "Morning Sun"

Sweden's The Order of Israfel posted a lyric video for the new track "Morning Sun." The song is the title track from the upcoming debut release set to drop via Napalm Records on September 1st in Europe and September 9th in North America.

The track listing for "Wisdom" is:

1. Wisdom (see music video here)
2. The Black Wings A Demon
3. The Noctuus
4. The Earth Will Deliver What Heaven Desires
5. The Order
6. Born For War
7. Promises Made To The Earth
8. The Vow
9. Morning Sun (Satanas)

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Pord Announces New Tour Dates

The French sludge/noise rockers in Pord have just announced a new European tour in support of their second full-length album “Wild,” which is slated for release in early September via Solar Flare Records.

The tour kicks off this Saturday with a performance at Freakshow Festival in France and ends on November 1st in Gerardmer, France. Full dates are as follows:

30.08.14 - Gigors (fr) @ Freakshow Festival
12.09.14 - Montpellier (fr) @ Black Sheep
13.09.14 - Onet Le Chateau (fr) @ Le Studio
14.09.14 - Marseille (fr) @ La Machine à Coudre
20.09.14 - Bologna (it) @ Freakout
21.09.14 - Lodi (it) @ Parco Belgiardino
23.09.14 - Dijon (fr) @ Deep Inside
24.09.14 - Lille (fr) @ CCL
25.09.14 - Bruxelles (be) @ London Calling
26.09.14 - Neuchatel (ch) @ La Case A Choc
27.09.14 - Bern (ch) @ La Caffette
28.09.14 - Vesoul (fr) @ Le Cafe Francais
29.09.14 - Paris (fr) @ Point FMR w/ Hammerhead
30.09.14 - Le Havre (fr) @ Mac Daid's w/ Hammerhead
01.10.14 - Nevers (fr) @ Socquette
02.10.14 - Nommay (fr) @ Pinky Bar
03.10.14 - Reims (fr) @ MDQ Turenne
04.10.14 - Rennes (fr) @ Le Jardin Moderne
06.10.14 - Orleans (fr) @ Le 108
07.10.14 - Poitiers (fr) @ Le Zinc
08.10.14 - Toulouse (fr) @ Pavillons Sauvage
09.10.14 - Nimes (fr) @ Akoustic Cafe
11.10.14 - Lyon (fr) @ Les Capucins
31.10.14 - Clermont-Fd (fr) @ La Coope w/ Greys
01.11.14 - Gerardmer (fr) @ MCL More...

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Torch Runner Exhibits Unnatural "Godlust"

Torch Runner returns with news today of a second full-length, "Endless Nothing," confirmed for release through Southern Lord Recordings this September.

Hot on the heels of the Southern Lord re-release of the band's debut album, "Committed To The Ground," Torch Runner is back with news of new LP "Endless Nothing," due out in North America on September 30th in digital, CD, and limited edition vinyl formats.

The fifth track from the album, titled "Godlust," is now playing in the SoundCloud widget below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Attrition
2. Bound By Misery
3. Congregation
4. Circuition
5. Godlust
6. Rebirth
7. Calloused Mind
8. Circle Of Shit
9. Wordless
10. Endless Nothing
11. A.L.E.L
12. All We Have
13. Unspoken More...

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