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Metal News for August 31, 2014

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19 news articles posted on this day.

Darkenhold Streaming New Track

"L'Incandescence Souterraine" - available for streaming below - is taken off the third album from Darkenhöld titled "Castellum," which is being released via Those Opposed Records. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Strongholds Eternal Rivalry
2. Le Castellas du Moine Brigand
3. Majestic Dusk Over the Sentinels
4. Glorious Horns
5. Feodus Obitus
6. Le Souffle des Vieilles Pierres
7. L'Incandescence Souterraine
8. Mountains Wayfaring Call
9. The Bulwarks Warlords
10. Medium Aevum

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Chris Reifert Hosts New Peaceville Podcast

Peaceville Records returns to the world of podcasts with a second entry, this time hosted by Chris Reifert. Listen in below, and the label also comments:

"Welcome to the new episode of the Peaceville podcast where our latest journey through the world of musical madness is captained by none other than Mr. Chris Reifert from the masters of horror, Autopsy.

"Chris reveals some insightful, eclectic & perhaps unexpected influences from the likes of Repulsion, Trouble, Procol Harum and Mahogany Rush, and even plays some of them for our delectation. Enjoy!"

Autopsy's latest album "Tourniquets, Hacksaws, and Graves" came out earlier this year, and you can read our review at this location. More...

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Derrame Releases Music Video

Portuguese death metal outfit Derrame has released a music video for the title track off the "Crawl To Die" release. Check it out below. You can also hear more from the Lisboa-based band at Facebook here.

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Wolves Posts New Song Online

The Port Jervis, NY outfit Wolves has released a track online for streaming to introduce itself to the world. Check out "Run!" in the player below, and you can find more info on Wolves at the band's Facebook profile here

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Thrown To The Sun Posts New Lyric Video

Turkish death metal band Thrown To The Sun has released a lyric video for the first single from upcoming album "Out Of Themselves Things Will Come."

Check out "Gnomon" in the YouTube player below. You can also download the band's previous release "Of Oceans And Raindrops" over at this location.

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Energumen Throws "Invisible Spears Of Abomination"

Energumen's three-track vinyl release "Void Spiritualism" is due out September 22nd, 2014 through Blood Harvest Records.

You can hear a song off the release titled "Invisible Spears of Abomination" below, courtesy of NoCleanSinging.com.

According to a press release, the track "surges with a chaotic memorability, palpable dangerousness, and an attention to texture beyond the boundaries of the mere 'bestial,' remaining concise yet sometimes sprawling."

The "Void Spiritualism" track listing is as follows:

1. Self Abortion Ritual
2. Invisible Spears of Abomination
3. Ekliptik Manifestation of Dominance\ More...

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Sinaro Releases New Video

Sinaro has released a new music video for "No Salvation," taken off the band's "Darkest Hours (The Rebirth)" album.

The video was directed by Dan Dahlstrom of Cineriot Films, with cinematography by Nick Norman, and can be seen below. Sinaro is:

Gus Sinaro - Vocal/Lead Guitar
Kris G. - Rhythm and Lead Guitar
Tamas Vajda - Drums
Mal Madden - Bass

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Kurnugia Posts New Track Online

As a teaser for the upcoming "Tribulations of the Abyss" 7" release, Cleveland's Kurnugia is streaming the advance track "Plague Winds" online.

Give the song a listen below, thanks to No Clean Singing, and you can pick up "Tribulations Of The Abyss" this coming September 8th via Blood Harvest Records. The track listing is:

1. Plague Winds
2. Diseased Angels More...

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Gardenjia Streaming Full Album Online

Experimental tech metal outfit Gardenjia has released the "Materia Oscura" album online for streaming. The track listing is as follows:

1. The Hidden Breath 06:50
2. Last Exile 06:20
3. Twin Universes 07:44
4. Flying With The Golden Steps 09:16
5. Point Of Singularity 07:03
6. Skywatcher 09:14
7. Akita 09:49

Stream all the tracks below, or you can order your own copy of "Materia Oscura" over at Bandcamp here. More...

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Ascended Dead Streaming New Track

Blood Harvest Records will release the new 7" EP "Arcane Malevolence" from Ascended Dead on September 8th, 2014.

The band has teamed up with No Clean Singing to stream a new track off the release. Check out "Emanation from Below" in the provided SoundCloud player.

For fans of classic, Possessed, Necrovore, early Morbid Angel, and Sarcofago, the EP's track listing is as follows:

1. Arcane Malevolence
2. Emanation From Below
3. Ensnared for Eternity
4. Blood Consecration More...

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Jam Track Central Launches Site With Metal Tracks

Jam Track Central is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website. JTC invites metal guitarists everywhere to come and explore a host of new features with improved layout and navigation.

There are over 400 metal tracks to choose from featuring artists such as Andy James and Jeff Loomis, plus hundreds more tracks in other genres. You can check out the site and see membership pricing over here. The following press release was also issued:

"Selecting a track from the vast archive, members immediately see clear and accurate TAB and notation scrolling in perfect synchronisation with the audio and video recordings. A marker moves through the music display, and the note currently being played is highlighted with a different colour. Sections can be isolated and looped for intensive study, and the user can choose to view tablature, standard notation or both.

"Also, both the audio and video stream can be sped up or slowed down in real time while maintaining pitch. Guitarists can then practice effectively, gradually raising the speed as they gain fluency. You can seamlessly switch between full performances and backing tracks, and control what you see with the zoom functions. For the most precise analysis, Synthetic Mode allows you to hear a precise MIDI output of just the lead guitar."

Jonny Carpenter, Jam Track Central Manager, said "The new website layout, complete with new features and a new payment gateway, has been designed to make our customers experience even more enjoyable. It is now easier than ever to learn fantastic guitar techniques and solos from the impressive JTC artist roster, and to improve your playing ability what ever genre you are into."

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Souls Of Jack Ketch Releases Self-Titled Album

Souls of Jack Ketch was born from the ashes of various metal and hardcore bands in the north east of England.

Formed at the beginning of 2012, the band is now releasing a debut, self-titled album. Listen in below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Going to Ground 04:10
2. Ouroboros 04:38
3. Hate Foundation 04:13
4. Anonymous 06:08
5. Uprising 04:24
6. Wraith Seed 06:26
7. Why Call Him God 04:08
8. Primal Urge 03:44
9. A Stark Truth 03:50
10. Monologue 03:10 More...

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Hundred Streaming "The Forest Kingdom (Part 1)"

Hundred has made five-track CD "The Forest Kingdom (Part 1)" available for streaming online. Snag your own copy at Bandcamp here, or stream the songs below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Twilight in the Forest Kingdom 07:01
2. The Forest King Marches 03:44
3. Forest Sorcery 03:37
4. The Fortress Awaits 04:57
5. Over the Plains 05:26

The band also comments on it's style: "Hundred is a triple guitar fronted metal band from Kingston/West London, UK. With a sound in the traditional genre of metal Hundred create a wall of sound falling somewhere between Maiden, Bathory and Mercyful Fate." More...

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American Heritage Reveals "Prolapse" Details

Solar Flare Records is proud, yet saddened, to announce the release of the sixth and "final" (we'll see how long that lasts....) American Heritage album “Prolapse,” due out on November 24th.

Recorded and mixed by Sanford Parker at SOMA Studios in Chicago, and with additional recording by Che Arthur and Mike Lust, “Prolapse” is the follow-up to the band’s 2011 album “Sedentary” and features six new songs plus three cover tracks (Descendents’ “Hürtin’ Crüe,” Blag Flag’s “Thirsty And Miserable,” and Girls Against Boys’ “Bulletproof Cupid.”)

Following the recording of this new effort, vocalist/guitarist Adam Norden left the band, making “Prolapse” the band's farewell release after eighteen years of abuse and racket. The track listing is as follows:

1. Eastward Cast The Entrails
2. Anxious Bedwetter
3. Obliviocrity
4. Constant And Consuming Fear Of Death And Dying
5. Mask Of Lies
6. Blackbird
7. Hürtin’ Crüe [Descendents Cover]
8. Thirsty And Miserable [Blag Flag Cover]
9. Bulletproof Cupid [Girls Against Boys Cover] More...

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Headbangers For Hateware Showcase Lineup Announced

Connecticut’s Dead By Wednesday is pleased to announce an upcoming performance as part of the “Headbangers for Hatewear” showcase, sponsored by Hatewear Inc.

The showcase will take place on Friday, September 5th at The Blackthorn 51 in Elmhurst, Queens, NY (80-12 51st Ave). In addition to Dead By Wednesday, other bands on the showcase include Doomsday Mourning, Johnny Booth, Imminent Peril, The Machinist, O.N.E. and more!

Doors open at 6:30PM with a 7:00PM start time, with admission set at only $13 with advance purchased ticket (available via the venue and the bands performing), and $15 at the door. The show is 18+ with valid ID. Plus, every person receives a Hatewear Inc. "For the Headbanger's Brutal New Music Vol. #5" sampler CD with entry. More...

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Desertfest Confirms New Bands

Belgium's Desertfest, set to take place in Antwerp this coming October, has checked in with the following update about confirming new names:

"How about some new names to start the weekend right? Joining us on October 10-12th will be Karma To Burn, Valley of the Sun, Lecherous Gaze and The Picturebooks! To find out what day each band is playing, take a look at our line up page!"

The currently announced lineup is as follows: More...

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Carla Harvey Posts Second Excerpt From New Book

Carla Harvey, one half of the female-fronted duo that screams for the Butcher Babies, is out now with her new novel "Death and Other Dances."

A second excerpt from the book has also now been posted online and can be read at Loudwire.com here. The following press release was issued about the novel:

"This semi-autobiographical work tells the story of Autumn Franklin - an awkward, biracial Detroit native - that is disconnected from her peers at an early age because of her background. When Autumn's young parents divorce, she becomes even more withdrawn, yet survives the cards that she's been dealt by relocating to the alluring City of Angels, where she has but one goal: to find herself. Struggling to make solid connections with those around her, Autumn swallows her reservations and pushes limits to the extreme as she transitions between a drastic career change: from the bowels of the adult entertainment industry to her rebirth as a mortician. There amongst the dead, she learns what it is to live, love, and to allow others inside, finally landing in the most comfortable place of all: her own skin." More...

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GWAR Manager Discusses Band's Future

In a rare interview, Metal Injection caught up with GWAR's manager, Sleazy P. Martini, to get an update on the future of the band and the scum dog's search for a new lead singer.

Things get emotional as Sleazy recounts memories of Oderus Urungus and plans to kill all Gwar fans at future shows. Check it out below. You can also see what GWAR had to say about the recent meat-n-metal festival GWAR-B-Q over here.

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Sunday Old School: Amebix

Heavy metal and punk rock has had a longstanding love/hate relationship. Though some fans of one genre have viewed the other with a sense of distaste or disdain, others have given the opposing scene respect. A number of bands were well known for appealing to both sets of fans, with Motorhead being one of the earliest examples and Discharge were a punk band that heavily influenced thrash metal, but another group to bring punk to metal fans was Devon’s very own, Amebix. The group formed in the South West of England under the moniker, The Band With No Name in 1978 by Rob Miller and his brother, Chris, also known as "The Baron" and "Stig" respectively, along with And Hoare and Clive Barnes. They performed regularly in their local area and increased their profile considerably when Rob gave their four track demo tape to underground heroes, Crass, who included the song, "Universally Challenged" on their first compilation LP, "Bullshit Detector."

Shortly afterwards, both Clive and Andy left the group and a new drummer named Martin was brought in. Soon after his recruitment, the band decided to change their name to Amebix, referring to the amoeba. The band was first moved to Dartmoor, then London where Martin suffered a mental breakdown, inspiring the song, "Largactyl," following which Amebix relocated to Bristol, where they lived in squats, during which time they shocked a few people by recruiting a synth player. With something of a stable lineup in place, the band got to work on material and recorded the EP, "Who’s the Enemy?" and the single, "Winter," which reached as high as eighteen on the British Indie Chart. More...

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