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Metal News for August 5, 2015

Last updated on September 5, 2015 at 1:31 PM ET

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34 news articles posted on this day.

Chaos Frame Releases "Paths To Exile" Preview

US power/thrash/progressive act Chaos Frame posted a preview clip for the upcoming sophomore album "Paths To Exile." The album will be issued via Nightmare Records on September 4th.

Virtuosic performances balanced with captivating songwriting and a strong focus on melody, "Paths To Exile" features eight new studio tracks which will appeal to fans of Symphony X, Pagan's Mind, Beyond Twilight, Wintersun, Pyramaze and Therion.

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Strife Guitarist Launches WAR Records

Los Angeles, CA (August 3, 2015) - Andrew Kline, guitar player for seminal Los Angeles hardcore band Strife, is launching a new record label called WAR Records (distribution via Revelation Records). The first release is a four song EP from Strife titled Incision, which is set to be released on September 4th. Incision will be available as a one-sided 12" (with a silkscreened vinyl version available only from the label), cassette, CD, as well as available on all digital outlets. More...

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Why Isn't There More Heavy Metal In Video Games?

Considering the huge potential for crossover between metal and gaming fans, it's always baffled me that there aren't more heavy metal focused video game soundtracks. Rather than going for sounds that make the player bang their heads and launch their controller through the television, most games – even highly action focused ones – tend to stick with more tepid ambient soundtracks based on electronica. Techno is about as “heavy” as most game soundtracks tend to get.

This week we're going to take a look at a handful of games that buck that trend and offer up honest-to-Lucifer extreme metal in their playlists. Not an exhaustive list (and we'll be looking at more in the future), this is just a few that are worth your time and are notable for their inclusion of tracks from excellent metal bands or for having original soundtracks rooted strongly in the metal tradition.

Brutal Legend

This one's a no-brainer, as it's essentially THE heavy metal video game, created solely to celebrate our beloved genre. Eddie may be a lowly roadie, but through the power of metal (and a battleax, wicked car, and some magic powers) he can annihilate the goths, please the gods, and get the girl (or two).

Although it seems like a gimmick to get heavy music fans interested, the gameplay is actually really solid and revolves around three different styles: strategy large-scale combat as a general over an army, open world GTA car driving shenanigans, and elements of combat-heavy action games like God of War or Dante's Inferno

The game features more than 100 metal tracks (some of which have to be unlocked in-game) covering a huge range of sub-genres with everything from In Flames to Cradle Of Filth, along with a whole lot of classics from the likes of Motorhead and Judas Priest.

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Slayer Profiled By The National Museum Of History

The Smithsonian Institute's National Museum of History just posted a profile of Slayer and the origins of thrash as part of its "Places of Musical Innovation" exhibit. Check it out below.

Slayer's new album, "Repentless," is set for a 9/11/15 release and pre-orders are up now at this location.

Be sure to also check out the title track off the album by heading over here.

For those following all the controversy and back and forth sniping about this year's Mayhem festival, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph also just entered they fray.

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Tyranny Releasing First Album In 10 Years

Finnish funeral doom duo Tyranny will unleash the band's first new studio offering in a decade on September 18 via Dark Descent Records.

Titled "Aeons In Tectonic Interment," the record offers up five diseased psalms of slow, tortured, epically bowel-rupturing grimness. Check out a teaser below, and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Sunless Deluge
2. A Voice Given Unto Ruin
3. Preparation Of A Vessel
4. The Stygian Enclave
5. Bells Of The Black Basilica More...

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Cold Northern Vengeance Inks Deal With Moribund

Moribund Records announces today the signing of American black metal cult Cold Northern Vengeance, commenting:

"Cold Northern Vengeance started its quest for gnosis in the coldness of New Hampshire anno 2002. Patiently perfecting its craft, the band released a series of demos and splits throughout the first decade of the new millennium. This all culminated in the stirring debut album 'Domination and Servitude,' released in 2008 to critical acclaim by Bindrune Recordings.

"Throughout the course of time, founding vocalist/guitarist Heathen has worked with many artists, friends, fiends, enemies, psychopaths, and other assorted characters to solidify a uniquely steel-clad identity. And now, Cold Northern Vengeance is finalizing its second album (and debut for Moribund), 'Maelstrom.' The saga has been forged in blood, sweat, tears and too many beers: soon, Moribund Records will confirm the release date of 'Maelstrom,' as well as its cover and tracklisting." More...

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Windhand Gives You The "Crypt Key"

Richmond stoner/doom act Windhand released a music video for a track from the new album "Grief's Infernal Flower." Check out "Crpyt Key" in the player below.

The album is set for release on September 18th via Relapse Records.

The track list is as follows:

1. Two Urns
2. Forest Clouds
3. Crypt Key
4. Tanngrisnir
5. Sparrow
6. Hyperion
7. Hesperus
8. Kingfisher
9. Aition

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Black Fast Posts Full Album Online

Black Fast is streaming the all new LP "Terms Of Surrender" in full today ahead of the August 7 release date.

The band tapped veteran producer Erik Rutan for this debut LP via eOne Music, known for his work with Hate Eternal, Six Feet Under, and Cannibal Corpse.

Black Fast will also be hitting the road with Goatwhore later this month and then Revocation in September. Full date and venue info is available at this location. More...

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Embalmer Signs With Hells Headbangers

Today Hells Headbangers confirms the signing of Cleveland death/grind veterans Embalmer. The band recently completed recording and mixing/mastering at Brainchild Studios with producer Noah Buchanan (Nunslaughter, Solipsist) for the release of second album, "Emanations from the Crypt."

The album will feature 10 new tracks, a re-recorded version of “They Can Smell Our Blood,” and an outro for over 31 minutes of pure audio horror. Full-color cover artwork was done by Chris Moyen at Thorncross Designs, with additional interior artwork by Mark Riddick at Riddick Art.

The album will be released later this fall on CD, LP, and cassette formats and will receive the full Hells Headbangers treatment, complete with extensive booklet with plenty of photos, full lyrics, thanks list, and some special surprises in the works.

This year also marks the 25th anniversary for Embalmer, which will be returning to the stage Saturday, September 5th as part of the Hells Headbangers' second annual Hells Headbash weekend at the Agora Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. More...

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Jordaan Signs With Argonauta Records

Argonauta Records just issued the following statement online about inking a deal with instrumental outfit Jordaan:

"We’re excited to announce that Italian instrumental post metallers Jordaan are now part of the Argonauta family! Born in Torino during 2009, Jordaan aim to create their own idea of music, free from structural constraints as well as more focused on emotional flows, time, sounds and colors.

"Jordaan’s music is completely instrumental and based on post-metal movements, sound consistency and groove, with post-rock influences, especially for the tracks’ length and for their structure usually based on long ambient crescendos and alternations between melodic and heavy tunes."

The band's first EP in February 2012, entitled “An Drone Myda,” included five self-produced tracks that can be heard below. Be on the lookout for a new full-length to drop in 2016. More...

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Ozzy Rumored To Appear In Ghostbusters Movie

A few weeks back it was announced metal fans were being recruited for a concert scene in the upcoming Ghostbusters reboot, and now rumors are circulating that Ozzy Osbourne will appear in the flick. The Boston Herald had this to say:

"So rumor from the 'Ghostbusters' set is that the Prince of Darkness himself, Ozzy Osbourne, was the headliner at the heavy-metal concert scene director Paul Feig shot all last week at the Citi Wang Theatre.

"Our spy on the scene overheard a couple of crew members talking about the Black Sabbath frontman outside the theater where Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones were working.

"And posters outside the theater advertised a 'Rock Revenge Fest featuring Ozzy Osbourne' as part of a '12 Hour Marathon of Metal.'"

This upcoming reboot of the classic franchise is being directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids, The Office, Nurse Jackie) and stars Mellisa McCarthy and Kristen Wiig.

Read the full article at Boston Herald.

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Lamb Of God Tops The Charts

On July 24th, Lamb Of God released long-awaited seventh full length album "VII: Sturm Und Drang" via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.

The numbers are in, and the proof that metal is truly alive and well lies within the album’s incredible #2 first week debut on the U.S. Top Current Albums chart, #3 on the Top 200, and #1 on both the Rock Album and Hard Rock Album charts.

Additionally, the album has charted extremely well internationally, surpassing the chart numbers for the band’s last album in every territory:

Canada - #1 debut
Australia - #2
Switzerland - #5
UK - #7, #1 Indie, #1 Rock
Austria Top 75 - #12
Germany #12
Japan - #13
Netherlands - #13
Finland - #3
New Zealand - #11
Sweden - #19
Denmark - #21
Belgium - #23
Ireland - #25, #1 Indie
France - #40
Italy - #84
Norway - #84

"VII: Sturm Und Drang" is available in various configurations at this location, and you can check out a few songs below. More...

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Warchest Streams Full New Album

Chilean thrash metal band Warchest has announced that newest effort "Downfall" is available for streaming in full via Bandcamp - listen in through the player below. The album was released in North America via Digmetalworld Records and it will be distributed via MVD Entertainment Group.

Warchest’s second full-length album was recorded at Pignoize by Jose Tomas Garcia. while the drum tracks were recorded at AudioCustom by Cristian Olivares, both in Santiago, Chile. The band is also currently filming a music video for "My Hell," which will drop early next month. More...

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Defect Designer Releases "StarDust" Video

Defect Designer has unleashed a “stellar” music video to promote the single "StarDust," taken off the "Ageing Accelerator" album that dropped via Sleaszy Rider Records in July.

The entirely instrumental track looms over the video, which allows viewers to trek the galaxy over guitar harmonies and shoegaze-esque drums. The video clocks in just under 3 minutes providing a symphonic piece paired with celestial imagery. Vocalist / guitarist Dmitry Sukhinin comments:

"It is always not easy to make a video for an instrumental song, so we wanted to make something very nice and not too complicated, with motion that fits the song's pace. This is a melodic side of the band, slow and easy-listening."

If you dig the video, be sure to also stream the full "Ageing Accelerator" album over at this location. More...

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Dark Sermon To Support Cattle Decapitation

eOne Music duo Dark Sermon and Black Crown Initiate have announced support dates with Cattle Decapitation in September.

The dates will serve in support of Dark Sermon's new LP "The Oracle" due out August 21. "We listen to Cattle in the van all the time," says Dark Sermon vocalist Johnny Crowder. "We're really looking forward to finally hitting the road with them this fall. It'll also be great to hit Canada again, because we always have a great time up north."

Black Crown Initiate guitarist Andy Thomas chimes in, "As long-time fans of Cattle Decapitation, Black Crown Initiate could not be more stoked for this tour. Their unique brand of melodic brutality and songwriting has influenced us a great deal. Add our Australian friends in King Parrot and our label-mates Dark Sermon, and this promises to be a brutally fun tour. We can't wait to see everyone on the road! There will be beer!"

The tour, also featuring King Parrot, will take place on the following dates: More...

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Divides Streaming Full Album

Divides will release debut album "Brokentooth" on 8/11, but today you've got a chance to hear it early - listen in below.

This album is the follow-up to 2013 EP "Departures" and is the first Divides release since the group relocation to Portland, OR from previous home Alaska. The record was mixed and mastered by Casey Bates. Divides comments:

"'Brokentooth' is Divodes in a bare-knuckle boxing match against the demons we left behind on 'Departures.' We wanted to be ferocious and unflinching so we could create an album that will leave the listener bruised and bloody, but more alive than ever."

See Divides on these tour dates:

Wed Aug 5th – The Charleston, Bremerton, WA with The Quiet Cull
Thu Aug 6th – The Town, Tacoma, WA (21+) with The Quiet Cull
Fri Aug 7th – Vans Warped Tour @ Portland Expo Center, Portland, OR
Sat Aug 8th – McCoy’s Tavern, Olympia, WA (21+) with The Quiet Cull
Wed Aug 12th - Floyd's Coffee Shows (acoustic set), Portland, OR with The Quiet Cull
Thu Aug 13th – The Ash Street, Portland, OR (21+) with The Quiet Cull
Fri Aug 14th – The Fun House, Seattle, WA (21+) with The Quiet Cull
Friday Aug 21st – The Analog Cafe, Portland, OR w/ Slaves (Slaves CD release show)
Thursday Sept 24h - Chinatown Youth Center, Fresno, CA w/ TBA More...

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Drowning Pool Signs With eOne

Platinum selling metal act Drowning Pool has announced a worldwide deal with eOne Music and plans to release a new LP next year.

"We are truly honored to be part of the eOne family," says the band. "We would like to thank eOne for not only their support, but also for allowing us the autonomy to make the record we envision." The yet-to-be titled new record will be the band's follow up to "Resilience," released in 2013.

The band is currently in the studio with producer Jason Suecof and will wrap production this fall. "We are excited to welcome Drowning Pool to the growing roster of bands at eOne," says eOne VP of Metal/Rock Scott Givens. "I'm personally looking forward to unleashing the band's new single later this year." More...

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Elderoth Posts Guitar Playthrough

Collin McGee from Montreal metal group Elderoth is giving fans insight into the technicality behind the track "This Shadow By My Side" through a new playthrough clip.

In the video below, Collin is playing a SV8 KH Stalingrad Shiv - his signature instrument for recording and live shows. "This Shadow By My Side" is taken off the "Mystic" album, which is available for full streaming at this location.

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O.S.I.R.I.S Releases New Video

Today, the indefinable 'n' defiant O.S.I.R.I.S. reveals a haunting, tripped-out video for the track "Gold to Dust and to Gold Again."

The song hails from O.S.I.R.I.S.'s forthcoming second album, "The Conquest of Planet Death - Vol 2," to be released later this fall by Tyrannus Records. O.S.I.R.I.S. is the new project of Chilean musician Count Czar Yang, best known in the underground for his band Ammit.

Although Count Czar Yang pursues his visions with the same uncompromising intensity as he does in Ammit, O.S.I.R.I.S. belongs to a new musical concept fueled by the influence of metal-deviant bands like Abruptum and Goatlord, classic krautrock like Popol Vuh, and a strong bond to classical music, specifically of the contemporary and atonal variety. More...

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Devil You Know Announces More Tour Dates

Devil You Know is set to join Five Finger Death Punch and Papa Roach for a massive European tour, which kicks off November 2nd and wraps up at Wembley Arena in the U.K. on November 28th. This trek also marks the group’s first European tour ever.

The band is also very excited to announce the addition of two special and very intimate headlining European shows, which are officially on-sale this week. These headlining shows are at Sticky Fingers (club stage) in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 31st and Rock Café St. Pauli in Hamburg, Germany on November 7th.

However, North America, don’t worry, as Devil You KNow will be touring with Coal Chamber and Fear Factory this month. There will also be six headlining dates starting August 6th to lead into this touring run. See all dates listed below.

Devil You Know recently completed recording a sophomore release with producer Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, All That Remains, Killer Be Killed), due out in November and with full details to follow.

The band states: "Europe are you ready... We are finally coming to get loud, sweaty and crazy with you. It's been a long wait, so we are going to blast you all with as much metal as we possibly can. This means you will hear songs from our brand new upcoming album, which we will be performing for the first time ever. We will be playing two very intimate and special headlining shows in Gothenburg on Oct 31st and Hamburg on Nov 7th. Let's lose our minds together Europe, it's ON!

“Also, we will be doing only six, very special one-off headlining shows across North America during the Coal Chamber and Fear Factory tour. If you are in those areas, you don’t want to miss out on these intimate, extended set live shows. See you all very soon." More...

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Revocation Posts "The Blackest Reaches" Clip

Revocation continues a series of lyric videos with fellow guitarist and director/animator Nick Hipa. The latest, "The Blackest Reaches," is live now and can be seen below. If you missed it, check out the previous clip for "Scorched Earth Policy" over here.

Revocation will embark on a headlining tour in just about a month. The tour, which is being presented by Gear Gods, features support from Cannabis Corpse, Archspire, and Black Fast.

This is Revocation's first headlining tour following the release of latest album, "Deathless." The tour is scheduled to kick off on September 3rd in Providence, RI, with the opening acts joining the package the following day in New York, NY at the Studio at Webster Hall. Full dates available after the jump. More...

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Soilwork Posts Second Part Of Documentary

Soilwork will release 10th studio album, "The Ride Majestic," worldwide on August 28, 2015 via Nuclear Blast Records.

In preparation of the album’s release, Soilwork created a two-part mini-documentary inviting fans and newcomers alike to take an insider’s look.

Vocalist Bjorn “Speed” Strid gives a one-on-one, personal account of what has shaped Soilwork - check out part two below, thanks to MetalSucks.

The previous first video in the series is also available right here.

To hear some music from the album, a lyric video for the title track also recently came online at this location. More...

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Tribulation Announces North American Tour

This October/November, Sweden's Tribulation will return to North America for a first stateside run in support of new album "The Children Of The Night" (reviewed here). Deafheaven will also join the trek (plus Envy on select dates) - see full dates below.

Tribulation comments: "We are very much looking forward to our third tour in North America. Together with Deafheaven, who are bringing something unique to the genre, we will explore the darkest corners of our inner, but also where it is as most beautiful. Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional. Come and meet us at the doorstep to the Other." More...

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Gamma Ray Announces "Best Of The Best" Tour

Gamma Ray will celebrate the "Best of the Best " compilation release with the "Best of the Best Party Tour" of Europe. In support will be Serious Black, Neonfly and Dragony.

Confirmed dates and venues are:

Wed, 28.10. Wilhelsmhaven + Pumpwerk
FRI, 30.10. Hamburg + Markthalle
SA, 31.10. Berlin + C-Club
Sun 01.11. Bochum + Zeche
Tues, 03.11. München + Backstage Werk
Wed 04.11. Prag + Meet Factory
FRI 06.11. Brno + KC Semilaso
SA 07.11. Lucenec + Sports Hall
Sun 08.11. Budapest + Club 202
Tues, 10.11. Graz + Explosiv
Wed 11.11. Milano + Forum
FRI 13.11. Pamplona + Totem
SA, 14.11. Santiago de Compostela + Capitol More...

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Saint Diablo Completes Sophomore Album

Three years after releasing the self-titled studio album, Saint Diablo has finished the sophomore album, which will be entitled "Devil Horns and Halos," The album was produced by Tim "Rumblefish" Gilles (Anthrax, The Misfits, Taking Back Sunday, ill Nino) at Big Blue Meenie studios in Jersey City, NJ. The album will be released worldwide via Eclipse Records on November 13th.

"Devil Horns and Halos" features "ten ferocious metal tracks which capture the band’s abilities as songwriters and performers like they’ve never been showcased before."

"Saint Diablo has written the best record of their career yet" says producer Tim Gilles. “We’re definitely making a statement with this album!"

The cover art (shown below) was designed by Jordan Stanley (Stanley Studios), and it conveys elements and themes of various songs within the album. The track listing is:

1. Devil Horns and Halos
2. Survive This
3. Meet My Maker
4. Dark Horse
5. Ancient Astronauts
6. Trust Me
7. Last Fight
8. My Time
9. Adios En-Amigos
10. Reincarnation More...

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Insomnium Announces Replacement for Niilo Sevanen

Set to kick off their headlining North American tour this week with country mates Omnium Gatherum, Finnish melodic death metal act Insomnium has announced a live replacement for vocalist/bassist Niilo Sevanen, who was forced off the tour due to a family emergency. The band previously announced a replacement for guitarist Ville Friman in the form of Sanctuary's Nick Cordle.

The band posted: "Dear fans, last Saturday we got unexpected phone call while driving to Gothoom Festival in Slovakia. Unfortunately, serious illness had taken place in Niilo's close family. We all felt devastated but somehow we were still able to pull through the show. However, due to these unpredicted circumstances, there was no way Niilo could have been able to leave his family behind and attend the upcoming US tour. Family is the most important thing and always comes first.

"We were left with two equally bad options. To cancel the tour altogether or to go and try to find replacement for Niilo in couple of days notice. We had already invested considerable amount of money on this tour and whole tour personnel had made commitments to take time off from other work to do this tour. At the same time we felt really bad about thinking about financial side of things while one of our best friends was going through terrible family tragedy. After series of emergency meetings we decided to go and look if there would be anyone that could help us out. All things considered, 50% original line up would be better than no line up at all. We also did not want to let down all the people who had already bought the tickets. Most importantly, we did not want to give up.

"So we went and wrote to all our friends on the state side and asked if anybody knew anyone. The response and the number of people who wanted to help us out overwhelmed us. Several talented individuals were ready to step in with short notice. We are eternally grateful and humbled by this response and it only shows how dedicated and compassionate people in US metal scene are. After numerous encounters we came across Mike Bear (ARTISAN, PROTOTYPE) who will be handling growling and bass duties on this tour." More...

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Dead Lord Proves "History Repeats Itself"

Swedish retro rock outfit Dead Lord released a music video for the new track "When History Repeats Itself." The song appears on the upcoming album "Heads Held High," which drops via Century Media on August 21st.

The track list for the release is:

1. Farewell
2. Ruins
3. Mindless
4. No Regrets
5. Cold Hearted Madness
6. Strained Fools (track streaming here)
7. When History Repeats Itself
8. The Bold Move
9. Don’t Give A Damn
10. With Heads Held High

Check out "When History Repeats Itself" here: More...

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Graveyard Posts Preview Clip For New Album

Swedish classic rock act Graveyard released a preview clip for the upcoming fourth full-length album, "Innocence & Decadence," which can be heard in the player below. The album drops on September 25th, 2015 worldwide via Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Magnetic Shunk
2. The Apple And The Tree
3. Exit 97
4. Never Theirs To Sell
5. Can’t Walk Out
6. Too Much Is Not Enough
7. From A Hole In The Wall
8. Cause & Defect
9. Hard-Headed
10. Far Too Close
11. Stay For A Song
12. The Hatch (Bonus Track)

Check out the clip here: More...

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Metal Church Posts Video Album Update

Metal Church posted a video album update with drummer Jeff Plate (check it out in the player below), which includes some audio snippets of the new tracks "Find Your Way" and "Killing Your Time," both songs to be featured on the as of yet untitled upcoming new release. Recently, the band revealed that former vocalist Mike Howe has rejoined and later unleashed the re-recorded version of "Badlands".

In addition, a second audio clip for the new track "Suffer Fools" can be heard in the second player below.

In the update, Plate discusses the progress of the new album and that it should be released in 2016 - the year which the band has promised a very active year, including the performance at the 2016 Monsters of Rock (East) ("Shredders From the Deep")

Check out the video report here:

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Universal Mind Project Posts Video Update

Universal Mind Project (a/k/a UMP) - a collaborative project between musicians from all around the globe founded by composer/guitarist Michael Alexander - released a video update featuring vocalist Elina Laivera (ex-Seduce the Heaven). Laivera talks about the process of the long awaited debut album "The Jaguar Priest." No release date has yet been announced and more information is expected soon.

"The Jaguar Priest" will feature guest appearances from: Henrik Bath (vocals, Darkwater), Charlie Dominici (vocals, ex-Dream Theater), Mike LePond (bass, Symphony X), Alex Landenburg (drums, Rhapsody, ex-Annihilator, ex-Stratovarius), Emanuele Casali (keyboards, DGM, Astra), Johan Reinholz (guitar, Andromeda), Theodore Ziras (guitar, Hand Of God) and David Valdes (guitar).

Check out the clip here:

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Slayer's Holt Weighs In On Mayhem Festival Issues

Asked for his take on the controversy surrounding this year's edition of "Mayhem festival" Slayer's Gary Holt told the San Antonio Metal Music Examiner:

"Things were said in the media that were spun wrong and attributed to Kerry quoting me, which I didn't say, and Kerry says he never said it. Like, you know, criticizing the Victory Records stage, and some of my close young compadres are on that stage Shattered Sun, Texas natives. And they know it. You know, these guys, I do everything I can do to help them. Ask Daniel Trejo (Shattered Sun guitarist). He comes to me when he wants information and advice on endorsements, and I'm totally willing to give it. The attendance has been down. And the only thing I ever actually did say was what this tour is lacking is a genuine second stage. There's usually a record label-sponsored stage, a second and a third and a main stage. And what you have is the main stage, and then there… this time it's the Victory Records stage. The last time I did Mayhem, it was the Sumerian Records stage. Those bands are all young up-and-comers and they're awesome; we've hung out and barbecued, amongst other cannabis-related things. And then, you know, for bad blood to be started because one guy (referring to Kevin Lyman's commentabout metal becoming fat and grey) decided to throw the tour under the bus early into it, it's, like… We're all out here, working out hardest to put on the best show we can. And those guys, they're young. They're out here, you know… Like any young band, you're working for nothing. You're working to further your band's cause and to spread your name."

"And then, I can understand, people all the way up to us started feeling, like, 'What are we doing? Are we not appreciated?' And I know I can speak for Paul, we appreciate these younger bands. I mean, hell, my other band, we're still a club band. I'm more likely to go out on tour with Exodus and these younger bands on the Victory Records stage than anybody else. And if you ask any young band that's ever toured with Exodus, we treat 'em not like an opening band. We kidnap 'em, put 'em on a bus, make 'em drink vile shit and take care of 'em. But other than that, and a couple of shows which have been pretty grim, the tour's been great and I'm having hella fun. That being said, I'm glad it's almost winding down, 'cause I'm 51 fucking years old."

Check out the entire chat now below.

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Cardinals Pride Premieres New Track "Refracted"

Canadian metalcore outfit Cardinals Pride premieres the new song titled "Refracted", taken from the band's forthcoming new EP "Those People Will Never Die", out in stores on September 4 via New Damage Records.

Check out the clip now below.

Catch Cardinals Pride live on the tour dates below: More...

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Ex-Soulfly/Machine Head's Mader Posts New Video

Former Soulfly and Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader's new female fronted project Once Human premieres its new song and music video titled "You Cunt", taken from the band's upcoming new album "The Life I Remember", set to drop Sept. 4th via earMUSIC. Says the band about the brutal new video:

Vocalist Lauren: "Creating the visual for the music Logan and I wrote, was like hand painting our sound. I feel so fortunate that I could express myself as an artist here in multiple ways.. I have never felt so alive."

Adds Logan Mader: "After more than a decade away from the stage it feels good to be back in action with Once Human. Here's the first look at who we are."

Check out now "You Cunt" below.

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A Fall To Break Kicking Off Tour, Posts Teaser

Arizona outfit A Fall To Break is ready to hit the live circuit, with a new batch of summer tour dates kicking off today in Salt Lake alongside Kobra And The Lotus and Hatchet. Running through San Francisco on August 14th, a full list of confirmed dates is available below.

With the trek about to commence, today we're premiering an exclusive message to fans from A Fall To Break as the festivities being - check it out below.

A Fall To Break continue to tour in support of debut album "Disaster, Destruction And After," which was produced by From First To Last/D.R.U.G.S guitarist Matt Good. If you haven't heard it, listen in and pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here.

A Fall To Break's brand of melodic metal has drawn comparisons to the likes of Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, and In Flames, with the group winning the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Rockstar Uproar contest and Rock 102 KFMA's Battle For KFMADAY.

August 05 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Music Garage
August 06 - Colorado Springs, CO @ Sunshine Studios
August 07 - Denver, CO @ The Roxy Theater
August 08 - Gallup, NM @ The Juggernaut
August 09 - Las Vegas, NV @ LVCS
August 11 - Phoenix, AZ @ Club Red
August 12 - Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar
August 13 - San Jose, CA @ Rockbar Theater
August 14 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge More...

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