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Metal News for August 7, 2012

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Ad Patres Streaming Entire Album

Kaotoxin Records will be releasing the new album "Scorn Aesthetics" from French death metal band Ad Patres on September 3rd. The whole album is streaming in its entirety over at VS Webzine if you would like to listen to the ten tracks on the album. "Scorn Aesthetics" was produced at Gorod's own Bud Studio. Ad Patres features ex-members of Withdrawn and I.O.S.T.


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At Devil Dirt Streaming Album

Chilean doom duo At Devil Dirt is streaming its new album "Chapter II Vulgo Gratissimus Auctor" over on Bandcamp, or listen to it below. The self-titled debut from the band is also streaming on the same page. At Devil Dirt is Francisco Alvarado on drums and Néstor Ayala on vocals/fuzz. Cover art was done by Pedro Ayala and additional vocals on "I Said Goddamn" were done by Jorge Luis Paillao. Harmonica on "I Am an Ugly Skin" and "Don't Be Afraid" is the work of Jorge Luis Paillao. "Chapter II Vulgo Gratissimus Auctor" will be released in vinyl form on August 31st.


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Menace Ruine Streaming New Song

Montreal based act Menace Ruine has teamed up with Pitchfork to premiere the song "Salamandra," which is the second track from upcoming album "Alight In Ashes." Check out the music over at Pitchfork.com here.

Menace Ruine will be releasing the new album "Alight in Ashes" later this fall via Profound Lore Records. The artwork for the album is available below.

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Altar Of Oblivion Streaming Song

Shadow Kingdom Records has announced that Altar Of Oblivion's "Grand Gesture of Defiance" will be released on September 11th. Altar Of Oblivion was formed in 2005 and plays epic doom metal. The band thrives on tragedies of war and captures the spirit and atmosphere of this genre in a compelling and credible manner. The tracklisting of the six-song release follows, along with a stream of the track "The Graveyard of Broken Dreams."


1. Where Darkness Is Light
2. The Graveyard Of Broken Dreams
3. In The Shadow Of The Gallows
4. The Smoke-Filled Room
5. Sentenced In Absentia
6. Final Perfection


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Unkempt Splits With Guitarist

Florida metal act Unkempt has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist:

"As those of you may know who were in attendance at our last show with Six Feet Under in Tampa, FL we recently congratulated our guitarist and dear friend Jason Sims on becoming a father-to-be to twins! We are all very happy for Jason and wife Heather for such great news and their future in becoming great parents to likely two very talented children.

"Unfortunately with this great news we regret to inform you all that Jason will be stepping down as a member of the Unnkempt family to uphold his responsibilities as both a father and husband. Jason will, without a doubt, be very sorely missed. Now for some good news for you, the reader. This open position needs someone to fill it…and it could be you.

"We are in search of someone who can fill some very large shoes and we are opening the audition process up to everyone. You will be screened personally by the band. If you do not fit the requirements, we appreciate your support but please do not submit a request for pre-screening. We want to bring our family, friends, and fans the music we pour our heart and souls into as soon as possible and to do so we have to streamline this process as best we can. We are an established band and LLC, which means we are a registered business with accounts payable and accounts receivable. Help us to keep the engine running and we will all see you in the pit very soon. Here you will find the requirements to what we need in order to be eligible for pre-screening and to be contacted personally by the band for an audition.

"Thank you all so much for supporting the music and all we do and good luck!"

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Face Of Ruin Calling It Quits

Milwaukee's Face of Ruin has issued the following announcement about deciding to call it a day:

"We had hoped to tie up some loose ends before announcing this, but it's gotten to the point that we might as well just get it out there in the open.

"We are no longer an active band. As happens in life, sometimes it has to end for the betterment of everyone involved.

"Thank you to everyone who has stuck with us over the years. The fans we've met, the bands we've jammed with, and the life-long friends we've made along the way. Your support throughout the years has been amazing, and we wouldn't have gotten this far without you.

"Again, thank you everyone."

Face of Ruin's latest release was the "Within the Infinite" EP (reviewed here), and you can still listen to the band's music over at Facebook.

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Graveyard To Release "Goliath" Single

Graveyard has announced details about an upcoming new single release, titled "Goliath." The track comes off Graveyard's next album, "Light's Out," due October 26th (EU) and November 6th, 2012 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records.

The "Goliath" single will be released September 21st, 2012 as a digital download and on 7“ vinyl. The release will include a special non-album track, "Leaving You." The 7“ vinyl version will be issued in four different colors, featuring four different cover artworks!

Commented the band: "The lyrics deal with the feeling that everyday life is a constant David vs. Goliath scene. You all know the story and the scene. You look around, get pissed off and want to 'stick it to the man.' Musically it has many influences. And as usual we've tried to get it both heavy and swinging at the same time. So why don't you just shake your record collecting old ass to the beat of the new tune from your favourite Swedish numbskulls?“

The band also commented on the new album's upcoming, currently unreleased, artwork: "The cover is something completely different than the last cover. It has a lot to do with the title, Light's Out. Our goal was that both the title and the cover would sum up the feeling of the album. And just to make things clear, Light's Out is not a reference to either UFO or ENTOMBED. Even though both are excellent bands.“ More...

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Pit Stories: Don't Leave Your Mattress Unattended

Every week we get the best Pit Stories that musicians and metal lovers have to offer. While normally these stories focus on the frequently violent aspects of fans throwing down during a set, shenanigans definitely aren't limited to the mosh pit during the show itself, as many bands can attest with stories of backstage antics. This week German act Perzonal War shares the following story of sleeping arrangements gone awry:

A really, really funny thing that comes to my mind is a Perzonal War show (at this time still Personal War with “s”) that is more than 10 years ago. I guess it was around 2001 or 2002. We played in a pretty cool location that offered a sleeping room for the bands as well. My bandmates brought in their camping mats – I brought in my mother's air mattress and was called a “pussy” immediately. I am NOT Rock 'n Roll they said. “Shut up” was my comment. “I will not wake up with back problems while you will cry like babies tomorrow."

We had some drinks, it got late and when we returned to the sleeping room I saw a couple having sex on my – or better – my mother's air mattress. I couldn't believe my eyes: “What the hell are you doing here?” “Sorry, just two more minutes” was their comment and they went on riding while I stood there like an idiot!

Speechless I went out of the room; the others laughed their asses off and when I returned my mattress – no joke – was riven and stained!! The other guys could not stop laughing and at the end I was the one who could sleep on the ground with NOTHING under me. When my mother asked me for her air mattress I told her I have unforetunately lost it hahahahahaha.

Perzonal War recently released the new "Captive Breeding" album, and you can check out songs from the release over at Facebook here. Check back in again next Tuesday as we continue to share more tales from live shows from bands and metal fans.

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El Scar Streaming New Song

U.K. based one man act El Scar has posted a new 12 minute track online titled "Take Care Of Yourself." You can listen to the track through the player available below or over at bandcamp here. For more info on the El Scar project, check out the band's official Facebook profile.

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Car Bomb Posts New Single "Third Revelation"

New York's Car Bomb has posted a new single online titled "Third Revelation," which features a guest appearance from Gojira's Joseph Duplantier. Check out the song in the player below. "Third Revelation" is the first single from new album "w^w^^w^w" due out September 25th, 2012. For more info on Car Bomb, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Obscenity Streaming Snippet From New Album

Death metal band Obscenity will be releasing new album "Atrophied in Anguish" this coming September 14th via Apostasy Records. A snippet from the album has now been posted online and can be heard in the player below. The album's track listing is:

1. Erase the Divine
2. All You Can Kill
3. Atrophied in Anguish
4. From Heroic to Depraved
5. Swine to the Slaughter
6. Perfect Pain
7. Neurotic Frenzy
8. Diary of a Scapegoat
9. Monoistic Living
10. Hystarical Illusion More...

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Plurals Releases New EP Online

Plurals has now released a new EP online titled "Inner Planets," which can be streamed or downloaded on a "pay-what-you-want" basis. Check out the release over at bandcamp or through the player available below.

The track listing is:

1. I. Mercury 03:52
2. II. Venus 03:06
3. III. Earth 04:23
4. IV. Mars 04:58 More...

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Black September Reveals Album Artwork

Chicago's Black September will be releasing newest album "Into The Darkness Into The Void" on September 25th, 2012 through Prosthetic Records. The band has now released a sneak peak of the cover artwork, which can be viewed below.

The album was tracked in the band's hometown with Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording (Weekend Nachos, Veil of Maya), the same studio where Black September recorded debut full-length, "The Forbidden Gates Beyond."

According to guitarist C.M., "This record enters the depths of our past while retaining the fire from 'The Forbidden Gates Beyond.' One step beyond our previous efforts into a realm of untamed energy. Ravenous and pure.“ More...

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Noiseware Posts New Track Online

India based metallers Noiseware have posted a new song online for streaming. Check out the track "Flicker" in the SoundCloud player available below. You can also listen to the previously posted "Trollface" song over at this location. For more information on Noiseware, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.

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Fen Streaming New Album Online

Vancouver's Fen has partnered up with Heavy Planet for a preview of the band's new album, "Of Losing Interest," in it's entirety. With the album coming out in a week, Fen wanted to give the rock n' roll community a little something special leading up to the release of the band's fifth album with a free stream of the complete recording. Check out the album here or in the player below.

"Heavy Planet helped bring our album Congenital Fixation out of the shadows back in 2009 when they featured Fen as their New Band to Burn To," states guitarist/singer Doug Harrison when asked about partnering up with the blog that celebrates all that is heavy, "Two albums later, we're stoked to still have their support." More...

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Yuppicide Announces "American Oblivion" EP

Brooklyn’s hardcore punk outfit, Yuppicide, will return this summer with its first studio effort in 14 years. The "American Oblivion" EP is due out September 4th via Dead City Records. The six-track EP will be available as a limited-edition CD and 12” vinyl with color booklet including lyrics, rare photos, art and more, and digitally through most online retailers.

"American Oblivion" was recorded by NYHC fixture, Glen Lorieo, at Manhattan's Night Owl Studios. According to a press release, the result is a "raw blast of everything Yuppicide is best known for: speed, intensity, drive, sincerity and a dogged determination to carving its own path through the punk/hardcore world."

“Even when the band was apart, I wrote songs for Yuppicide: I'd hear Jesse's voice or Joe's bass,” explains Yuppicide guitarist and founding member, Steve Karp. “Once we started working with new drummer Jay, the reunited band got back into songwriting mode quickly and almost too easily - like we never stopped. ‘American Oblivion’ is our very best effort yet, and sums up all our hard work since forming way back in 1988.”

The "American Oblivion" track listing is:

1. Dead Inside
2. Too Late
3. There's a Line
4. American Oblivion
5. Flies On...
6. Not With You More...

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Battlecross Releases New Music Video

Detroit, MI's Battlecross and Bloody-Disgusting.com have just released a brand new, live music video for the track "Kaleb," cut from the band's latest Metal Blade Records release, "Pursuit of Honor." Fans can check out the video now at this location or in the player available below.

The video was directed and edited by Ryan Glisan of death metal band and label-mate Allegaeon and the live footage in the video was filmed at the July 13th kick off date of the Trespass America festival in Broomfield, CO.

"Kaleb is the one song on the album that I'm the most proud of because I wrote it about my son," states vocalist Kyle "Gumby" Gunther. "To have this be the track that Ryan used is really special to me, because seeing the intensity of our first arena show with such a hard-hitting song really gives the world a good idea of how much I love my boy. As a band, we'll never forget that show. We were nervous as all hell!" More...

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Xibalba Streaming Entire New Album

Southern Cali breakdown warriors Xibalba will be releasing "Hasta La Muerte" in North America next week, and the band has now made the entire release available online for streaming. Check out the full album over at Brooklyn Vegan here. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Taking their down-tuned assault to iniquitous new dimensions, Xibalba's breakdowns hit with the force of tsunamis and their riffs like mires of quicksand on Hasta La Muerte, the band's intense style infusing some of the most doom-ridden tones one will experience within the hardcore genre with unstoppable force. Recorded by Taylor Young (of labelmates Nails), and sought out renowned death metal artist Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Suffocation, etc.) to craft the foreboding cover art.

"Hasta La Muerte will hit the streets via Southern Lord Records on August 14th in North America, just four days into their month-long North American tour with Alpha & Omega as well as labelmates Power Trip for most of the trek. The action begins at The Power Of The Riff West in Los Angeles this Saturday, August 11th and includes another performance at the first installment of The Power Of The Riff East in Brooklyn on September 1st." More...

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August Burns Red Releasing Christmas Album

After releasing an amped-up cover of a holiday classic in each of the past four years, August Burns Red is officially announcing details of a full-length Christmas album: "August Burns Red presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album." The album will be released on October 9th, 2012.

The 13-track release features new takes on classics such as “Jingle Bells,” “Winter Wonderland,” and even “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer,” as well as original compositions. The album also compiles remixed and remastered versions of the band’s previous holiday hits, like “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” and “Little Drummer Boy.” Rounding out the collection is an updated version of the band’s rendition of “Carol of the Bells,” heard in Frank Miller’s movie The Spirit and Seth MacFarlane’s American Dad.

“The idea of doing a full Christmas album has been floating around in the ABR camp for a few years now, but what always held us back was finding the time and energy to write an additional full-length in between touring and writing our regular records,” explains guitarist and principle songwriter JB Brubaker. “After finishing [2011’s] Leveler I finally felt inspired enough to tackle the Christmas album idea.”

The band chose to come home and work at Lancaster's Atrium Audio with longtime friends Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland on "Sleddin' Hill." “Because this was such a different type of album, I was able to get a little more wild with my influences,” states Brubaker. “There’s a section inspired by one of my favorite bands, Beirut. There’s also guitar solo that is an ode to Blue Album-era Weezer, and my punk roots are evident all over the album.” More...

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Avicularia Posts More Live Footage Online

After posting footage of the band performing the song "Requiem For Ego," Avicularia has now released another video for the song "Anthem To Arms." The video, shot by Smartcube Productions, was recorded and filmed live at Club Medika in Zagreb, Croatia and can be viewed below.

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Nightrage Tapping Snowy Shaw For Korean Show

Nightrage has issued the following announcement about recruiting Snowy Shaw for an upcoming South Korean show:

"Hey guys,

"Just wanted to make the announcement for all our fans in Korea that the wait is OVER! On August 26th we will be playing in South Korea for the first time. And to make it special we have comprised a very fun set list for you guys.

"To make it a double whammy our good friend Snowy Shaw (King Diamond, Mercyful Fate, Dream Evil, Therion, Notre Dame) will be filling in for Jo at this show!! We are honored to have him behind the drums! See you there!"

Further details on the show are available over at this location. You can also check out Nightrage's recent music video for "Delirium of the Fallen" here.

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Angband Reveals New Album Details

Angband has announced the band's new album "Saved from the Truth" will see release this coming September 28th, 2012 via Pure Steel Records. The album was mixed and mastered by Achim Koehler (Primal Fear, Amon Amarth) at Indiscreet Audio in Germany. The cover artwork, created by Maziar Dean, can also be viewed below. More...

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Aeon Announces January Tour With Dyscarnate

Swedish technical death metal band Aeon is pleased to announce a January tour taking the band through the U.K. and Ireland. Dyscarnate and Ageless Oblivion will be supporting Aeon on the tour, which runs from January 16th through the 23rd, in conjunction with Aeon's upcoming new full-length album due to come out on Metal Blade Records this fall.

01/16/13 - London, The Garage
01/17/13 - Cardiff, Bogiez
01/18/13 - Limerick, Venue tbc
01/19/13 - Dublin, The Pint
01/20/13 - Belfast, Voodoo
01/21/13 - Liverpool, The Lomax
01/22/13 - Bristol The Croft
01/23/13 - Plymouth, White Rabbit More...

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Mortal Infinity Playing Castle Invasion Fest

German thrashers Mortal Infinity will perform at this year's Castle Invasion Metal Open Air, which takes place August 17th and 18th at Burg Frauenstein in Altheim, Ausgtria. Mortal Infinity will take the stage Saturday the 18th right after Destruction's set. For more info on Castle Invasion Metal Open Air visit the Facebook event page. Below is the current schedule of bands that will play at the festival.

Friday, August 17th

00:15 - 01:00 Integritlie
23:15 - 00:00 Nightforest
21:00 - 23.00 Haggard
20:00 - 20:45 Stormnatt
19:00 - 19:45 Bifröst
18:00 - 18:45 Distaste
17:00 - 17:45 Krater
16:00 - 16:45 Horns of Hattin
15:15 - 15:45 Zodiac Ass
14:30 - 15:00 Athiria
13:45 - 14:15 Kringa
13:00 - 13:30 Chemical Cancer
12:15 - 12:45 Narsil
11:30 - 12:00 Cemetery Dust
10:45 - 11:15 Collapsed Minds

Saturday, August 18th

00:15 - 01:00 Thorngoth
23:15 - 00:00 Mortal Infinity
21:00 - 23.00 Destruction
20:00 - 20:45 Thornesbreed
19:00 - 19:45 Deathronation
18:00 - 18:45 Sarepta
17:00 - 17:45 Frostland
16:00 - 16:45 Amongst The Deceit
15:15 - 15:45 Tulsadoom
14:30 - 15:00 Flammensturm
13:45 - 14:15 Alastor
13:00 - 13:30 Amystery
12:15 - 12:45 Roadkill 13
11:30 - 12:00 Hellrazors
10:45 - 11:15 Blackwitch
10:00 - 10:30 Sex A La Bamba

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Early Graves Finishes New Album

San Francisco metal band Early Graves recently wrapped up recording with Tim Green at Louder Studios on new album "Red Horse," which is due out on October 30th via No Sleep Records.

"Red Horse" marks Early Graves intrepid return since the tragic death of founding singer Makh Daniels two years ago, and the next chapter of the band’s career with close friend, John Strachan of Funeral Pyre, taking over vocal duties.

The band recently released a rough demo of “Days Grow Cold,” the first with Strachan, on No Sleep Records Summer Compilation which can be heard at BrooklynVegan.com. In anticipation of the impending release, Early Graves will hit the road with fellow metalheads Skeletonwitch in September leading up the album release in October. More...

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In This Moment Streaming New Album Via Xbox

In This Moment has issued the following announcement about streaming the "Blood" album online via Xbox Live:

"In advance of its August 14th North American street date, In This Moment fans worldwide can now experience a full stream of the brand new album 'Blood' via Xbox Live's Music Marketplace With Zune Music Pass.

"The album stream is free of charge to all those with an Xbox Live subscription and will be available until Tuesday, August 14th.

"Pre-order packages of 'Blood' can be purchased at Century Media Distribution. The bundles are available in four different configurations: CD with t-shirt, CD with t-shirt and 7" cover of Nine Inch Nails' 'Closer,' CD with girlie tank top and CD with girlie tank top and 'Closer' 7." More...

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Angist Signs With Abyss Records

Icelandic extreme death metal act Angist has signed with Abyss Records. The band's self-released five-track EP, "Circle of Suffering," was made available for the first time in North America by Abyss Records this summer and was recorded, mixed & mastered by Wann at Emissary Studio. Abyss Records will release the band's full-length debut in the near future.

Angist released their two song demo in summer 2010 and within a year they had been given the opportunity to play several high profile shows such as Iceland Airwaves and as the opening act for Heaven Shall Burn and L'esprit du Clan. Angist placed second in the Wacken Metal Battle (Icelandic log). The band then toured around France as an opening act for L'esprit du Clan in support of the EP. Live footage of the band playing "Death Incarnate" can be viewed below.


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Tear Out The Heart Signs With Victory Records

Victory Records has announced the signing of St. Louis, Missouri’s metalcore outfit, Tear Out The Heart. Watch the announcement video available below. The label also commented:

"Tear out the Heart formed in 2011 and unanimously agreed that when this lineup had gotten together in one room, it was instant energy and everything just clicked. From that day on the rest was history.

"Teart out the Heart combines sinister vocals with elements of hardcore and metal that creates malicious guitar riffs along with monstrous breakdowns that will have you hooked instantly. Their music can be compared to the likes of Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice & Men and As I Lay Dying.

"Tear out the Heart are highly ambitious and have set major goals for their future. The group plans to record a debut full length album and shortly after take over the world one show at a time! Stay tuned for updates and check out new merchandise on the Victory Records Webstore." More...

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Kill The Client Announces European Tour

Kill The Client has announced a headlining European tour with support from grindcore act Feastem this coming October. The tour poster can be viewed below, and the dates are as follows:

Oct. 12 Eindhoven, Netherlands Bloodshed Festival @ Dynamo Club
Oct. 14 London, UK Unicorn
Oct. 15 Newcastle, UK The Globe
Oct. 16 Preston, UK The Contenental
Oct. 17 Bristol, UK Croft
Oct. 18 Paris, France Le Belushi’s
Oct. 19 Nantes, France Le Floride
Oct. 20 Toulouse, France Pavillons Sauvages
Oct. 21 Spain TBA
Oct. 22 Spain TBA
Oct. 23 Spain TBA
Oct. 24 Clemmont-Ferrand, France Raymond Bar
Oct. 25 Turin, Italy El Paso Occupato
Oct. 26 Delemonte, Switzerland Sas Music Club
Oct. 27 Linz, Austria Ann And Pat
Oct. 28 Budapest, Hungary Sazbad Az A
Oct. 29 Bratislava, Slovakia Obluda
Oct. 30 Prague, Czech Rep Modra Vopice
Oct. 31 Potsdam, Germany Black Fleck
Nov. 1 Hamburg, Germany Hafenklang
Nov. 2 Copenhagen, Denmark TBA
Nov. 3 Verden, Germany AZ
Nov. 4 Trier, Germany Ex Haus More...

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Brave The Moment Posts Footage Of New Vocalist

London's Brave the Moment has posted rehearsal footage online of the song "False Prophet," which also features new frontman Jack Delany. Check out the video clip in the player below, or find more info on Brave the Moment over at Facebook.

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Interview

Impending Doom Gets Literal On Video in Nashville

On July 6th, Nashville was doomed, so to speak. Impending Doom had arrived in town for a show at Rocketown that night, bringing with them a handful of other bands: Within The Ruins, The Plot In You, Erra, and To Each His Own. Despite having the smaller of the two Rocketown venues for their show, their performance was fitting of the scope of their band name.

Before the show, I caught up with Impending Doom vocalist Brook Reeves, along with his bandmates on the tour bus, for a video interview. The band is known for confrontationally Christian lyrics, constantly involving Us-Versus-Them scenarios. For example, in the title track to their third album, Reeves says, “For the unbelievers who repeatedly try to retain their belief in humanity, I promise there will be violence.”

I got them to elaborate on their message, talk about their latest album and modern production styles, as well as detail their songwriting process and their past. More...

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Sylosis Streaming "Born Anew" From New LP

Sylosis is streaming the new song "Born Anew" over at its Facebook band page located at this location. The song appears on the forthcoming LP "Monolith," which is due for release on October 5, 2012 (EU) and October 9, 2012 (North America) through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Monolith" is as follows:

1. Out From Below
2. Fear The World
3. What Dwells Within
4. Behind The Sun
5. The River
6. Monolith
7. Paradox
8. A Dying Vine
9. All Is Not Well
10. Born Anew
11. Enshrined

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Winterfylleth Streaming New Song

U.K. black metal band Winterfylleth is streaming the new track "Void of Light." The song appears on the band's third LP "The Threnody of Triumph," which is due for release on September 25, 2012 via Candlelight Records.

The track list for "The Threnody of Triumph" is as follows:

1. A Thousand Winters
2. The Swart Raven
3. Æfterield-Fréon
4. A Memorial
5. The Glorious Pain
6. A Soul Unbound
7. Void of Light
8. The Fate of Souls After Death
9. Home Is Behind
10. The Threnody of Triumph

Check out "Void of Light" here: More...

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Saturnian Streaming Another New Track

U.K. symphonic extreme metal act Saturnian is streaming a second new song from the band's upcoming Indie Recordings LP "Dimension." The album is due for release on August 24, 2012.

The band previously released the first single "Into Etheria," which can be heard here.

The second new track, "Eternal Eclipse," can be heard in the player below:

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Devin Townsend Project Streaming New Song

The Devin Townsend Project is streaming the new song "Lucky Animals" from the new album "Epicloud." The album is due for release on September 18, 2012 (North America) and September 24, 2012 (EU) through InsideOut Records. The album will be released in standard, vinyl and deluxe editions, with the latter limited to 5000 copies and containing demo tracks.

The track list for "Epicloud" is as follows:

Disc 1

1. Effervescent!
2. True North
3. Lucky Animals
4. Liberation
5. Where We Belong
6. Save Our Now
7. Kingdom
8. Divine
9. Grace
10. More!
11. Lessons
12. Hold On
13. Angel More...

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Scornage Posts New Album Trailer

German thrashers Scornage posted up a trailer for the band's fourth full length release "ReaFEARance." The album is due for release on August 24, 2012 through Massacre Records. The track listing for "ReaFEARance" is as follows:

1. Six Minutes to Fear
2. At First I Hate
3. Frozen Throne
4. We Bury Our Dead Alive
5. Face the Blade
6. Fury
7. In a Cage
8. Coming Back
9. The Holy Rape
10. Stabbed Again

Check out the trailer here: More...

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Speaker Eater Streaming New EP

Wausau, WI based act Speaker Eater has posted the new "Lords" EP online for streaming. You can listen to the EP's four songs at bandcamp or after the jump. The track listing is:

1. Soverence 03:06
2. Lord of Hunger 02:40
3. Inalienable Tongues 04:01
4. Hive Mind 03:37 More...

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Swallow The Sun Streaming Album's Title Track

The Obelisk is currently hosting a stream of Swallow The Sun’s “Emerald Forest and the Blackbird,” the title track off the band's upcoming new full-length. Check out the song at this location.

In commenting on the track, the band, known lyrical correlations to Twin Peaks, quoted a line from the series: “As the night wind blows, the boughs move to and fro. The rustling, themagic rustling that brings on the dark dream. The dream of suffering and pain.”

"Emerald Forest and the Blackbird" entered the official Finland charts at position No. 2 upon its European release earlier this year. Set for North American release on September 4th, 2012 via Spinefarm Records U.S., the 10-track offering was recorded during September and October 2011 by Mikko Karmila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom) at Drumforest Studios in Viitasaari and Sonic Pump 2 in Helsinki, and by Hannu Honkonen at Noisework Studios in Helsinki, also in Helsinki. The effort was mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa (Him, Apocalyptica, Amorphis, Moonspell) and mastered by Mika Jussila (Nightwish, Amorphis, Sentenced) at Finnvox Studios and includes a guest appearance by Nightwish singer Anette Olzon (on “Cathedral Walls”).

In conjunction with the "Emerald Forest and the Blackbird" street date, the Finnish death/doom collective will tour stateside this Fall supporting German metal legends Kreator and Accept. The North American Teutonic Terror Attack will commence on September 5th, 2012 in Washington D.C. and ravage its way through 23 cities throughout the U.S. and Canada. Additional support will come from Canadian death metallers Blackguard. More...

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