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Metal News for September 10, 2012

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Truth Corroded Announces Shows With Fear Factory

Truth Corroded is pleased to announce that the band will be supporting Fear Factory on an upcoming Australian tour in late September.

"For us, the opportunity to perform alongside Fear Factory has been a long time coming," comments Truth Corroded vocalist Jason North, "Dino and Burton actually saw us play our third ever show at a VIP event they attended while the band were touring Australia over a decade ago. It's awesome to have them invite us to play the whole Australian tour and to finally get the chance to share the stage together."

It's been a very active year for Truth Corroded, who toured Europe earlier this year with Malevolent Creation, Krisiun, and Vital Remains. Upcoming shows are as follows:

SEPT 26 - Hi Fi, Brisbane
SEPT 27 - Hi Fi, Sydney
SEPT 28 - Hi Fi, Melbourne
SEPT 29 - Adelaide Uni Bar, South Australia

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Wo Fat Streaming New Album

Texas space jammers Wo Fat are streaming all five tracks from their new album "The Black Code" over on YouTube. Below is an upload of the song "The Shard of Leng," and you can access the other four songs on the same page. The psychedelic blues/doom band formed a decade ago with Kent Stump on guitar, drummer Michael Walter and Tim Wilson on bass. Their sound is influenced by artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top and Hawkwind. The vinyl treatment of "The Black Code" just hit the streets as well, limited to 150 black, 175 opaque orange, and 175 transparent blueish-green copies.

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Hexvessel Talks New Album "No Holier Temple"

Folksy, psychedelic rock outfit Hexvessel is now only a handful of days away from the official release of sophomore full-length effort "No Holier Temple," which reflects on the idea of sacred places in nature. While perhaps not a traditional theme metal heads may be exposed to, except for outside a few folk metal bands, Hexvessel sits in that nebulous area between genres where fans of the extreme and the mainstream can come together to enjoy something a bit different.

Described more accurately as "neofolk" than "metal," Hexvessel still sits proudly on the Svart Records roster along with some truly dark acts. While diving into the band's new release in an interview, Mat "Kvhost" McNerney discussed the kinship between styles of music and how fans of devastatingly heavy sounds can get a needed fix from "No Holier Temple." An avowed fan of the underground, Mat also shared his love of unknown local Finnish acts, how this new album has changed musically from the first release, and how the band ended up with Svart Records. More...

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Forgotten Tomb Announces New Album Details

The new album from Italian metal outfit Forgotten Tomb will be released on the 30th of October in Europe and on the 6th of November in North America. The cover artwork and track listing for "...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil" can be viewed below. Agonia Records also commented:

"...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil is the title of the 6th full-length album from Italy's Forgotten Tomb. More powerful and straight to the point, the album begins where it's antecedent - Under Saturn Retrograde - melodically ended. The directions of the new release may vary however over the last year's offering, as the band submerges into more dark, horror-like regions and underground scenery, serving us a more steady and mature recording. Forgotten Tomb is still obscure, melodic and still follows its own negative path - continuously experiencing with sound and imaginativeness. But as fans of the formation may already know, the Italian outfit is likely to surprise the listener during the long and complex compositions, smuggling mainstream-music elements and wise song-structures into the outwardly seamy and fearsome metal landscapes, making the obvious music sub-genres sound not that obvious any more."

According to songwriter Ferdinando "Herr Morbid" Marchisio, this new album is the most personal one he has written since 2004's "Love's Burial Ground" and it explores the darkest corners of his mind like never before, making it without any doubt one of the band's more tortured and twisted offerings. The album was recorded in Elfo Studio (Italy) by Daniele Mandelli (Love’s Burial Ground, Negative Megalomania, Songs To Leave, etc.) and mastered at Finnvox Studios (Impaled Nazarene, Amorphis, Children Of Bodom, Finntroll, HIM). The album can be pre-ordered at this location. More...

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Cradle Of Filth Reveals New Album Track Listing

U.K. metal act Cradle of Filth has today revealed the track list for the band’s upcoming 10th studio album, "The Manticore and Other Horrors," due out October 30th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records.

1. The Unveiling of O
2. The Abhorrent
3. For Your Vulgar Delectation
4. Illicitus
5. Manticore
6. Frost On Her Pillow
7. Huge Onyx Wings Behind Despair
8. Pallid Reflection
9. Siding With The Titans
10. Succumb To This
11. Nightmares Of An Ether Drinker
12. Death, The Great Adventure *Deluxe Edition Digipak
13. Sinfonia *Deluxe Edition Digipak

The following press release was issued about the album:

"Recorded in eight weeks at both Springvale and Grindstone studios (where it was also mixed by Scott Atkins), the album is a testament to the longevity of The 'Filth, as not only does it reek of Cradle's (feared or revered) brand of delicious metal vamperotica, but this thoroughly modern album places the band firmly in fresh killing fields anew. More...

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Darkest Era Joining Arkona For European Tour

Northern Irish Celtic-themed metal band Darkest Era will be joining Russian pagan metallers Arkona for their European tour kicking off the 27th of September in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Darkest Era comments: "We are delighted and very grateful that Arkona have been good enough to take us out with them and we're looking forward to finally playing songs off the album for folk metal fans right across Europe!"

27/09/12 – CZ – Ostrava – Samhain Fest
28/09/12 – CZ – Brno – Samhain Fest
29/09/12 – HU – Budapest – Club 202
30/09/12 – SK – Bratislava – Randal Club
01/10/12 – AT – Wien - Escape
02/10/12 – SI – Maribor – Pekama
07/10/12 – ES – Barcelona – Sala Mephisto
08/10/12 – ES – Madrid – Ritmo & Compas
09/10/12 – PT – Lisboa – Republica da Musica
10/10/12 – ES – Valencia – Rock City
13/10/12 – PL – Szczecin – Rock in Szczecin
14/10/12 – PL – Wroclaw – Firlej
15/10/12 – PL – Warsaw- Progresja

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Prototype Streaming Entire New Album

Prototype's new album "Catalyst" is currently streaming online in its entirety courtesy of AOL Music. Check out the new music at this location. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The first new material from the band in over six years, Catalyst is a story-based science fiction concept album containing over 60 minutes of new music. Produced entirely by the band and mixed by Neil Kernon, the new album also sees the return of the classic Trinity lineup of Kragen Lum (guitar), Vince Levalois (vocals/guitar), Kirk Scherer (bass) and Pat Magrath (drums). With Catalyst, Prototype continue to expand their sound by adding new elements to their unique blend of thrash metal and progressive music, creating their heaviest, and clearest album to date."

Prototype also recently contributed an entry to our Pit Stories column about Slayer's craziest pit ever, which can be read here. The "Catalyst" album's track listing is:

1) Inceptum
2) Catalyst
3) Cynic Dreams
4) The Chosen Ones
5) Illuminatum
6) My Own Deception
7) Into Oblivion
8) Impetus
9) Gravity Well
10) The Ageless Heart of Memory
11) Exiled
12) Communion

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The Black Dahlia Murder Touring With Dethklok

Detroit Michigan's The Black Dahlia Murder will be hitting the road this fall marking the band's first full U.S. tour since a spring headline run with Nile and Skeletonwitch. This time around The Black Dahlia Murder will be supporting Dethklok, the band from the Adult Swim Metalocalypse animated series, Machine Head, and All That Remains. The Dethklok North American tour kicks off on October 30th in Norfolk, VA and wraps up in Atlanta, GA on December 8. For ticket information, please visit this location.

Vocalist Trevor Strnad comments: "The rumors are true… the cat is out of the bag and we FINALLY get to talk about this amazing tour this fall… the excitement was almost too much to handle! We in TBDM are completely honored to be a part of this monstrous tour… we want to extend our thanks to Mr. Brendan Small for having us aboard. We'll do our best to impress the legions of ravenous Dethklok fans. Metalheads: See you this fall!" More...

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Suicide Silence Signs To Nuclear Blast

Suicide Silence is proud to announce that the band has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast Entertainment, the new division of Nuclear Blast formed by Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger and former Roadrunner A&R chief, Monte Conner.

As guitarist Mark Heylmun puts it, "I and all of Suicide Silence are proud to announce that we have signed a worldwide deal with the one and only Nuclear Blast. It wasn't a tough decision, Nuclear Blast has been a huge part of heavy metal for decades and we couldn't be happier. This is a new beginning for us and we're ready as all hell! Let Chapter 2 begin now!"

"I am beyond stoked to be signing to the sickest of all heavy metal record labels," continues Dan Kenny. "It has been a dream of mine since I was a youngster with Nuclear Blast posters on my bedroom wall."

Suicide Silence will also be taking part in the Monster Energy Outbreak tour with As I Lay Dying, Asking Alexandria, and more.

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Hooded Menace Streaming New Track

Hooded Menace is gearing up to unleash "Effigies of Evil," the band's first effort for Relapse Records, tomorrow (September 11th). Now, fans have a final taste of what's to come thanks to Pitchfork - which is premiering the track "In The Dead We Dwell" today. Check out the song at this location.

The album's track listing is:

1. Vortex Macabre
2. Effigies of Evil
3. In the Dead We Dwell
4. Curses Scribed in Gore
5. Crumbling Insanity
6. Summoned into Euphoric Madness
7. Evoken Vulgarity
8. Retribution in Eternity More...

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Aeurtum Working On New EP

Aeurtum has issued the following announcement about beginning work on a new EP and follow-up to debut album "The Fall:"

"Within the next few weeks, the gears of the next Aeurtum release will begin to grind into action. A 6 track EP shall be in store for next year some time.

"The concept is sewn and the lyrics are beginning to grow, and it's going to be more progressive, much more personal, and a lot darker... More to come."

You can also check out a song off "The Fall" in the YouTube player available below.

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Grand Supreme Blood Court Reveals Album Artwork

Grand Supreme Blood Court, which signed to Century Media earlier this year, has announced "Bow Down Before The Blood Court" is due for release on November 12th, 2012. The cover artwork can be viewed below. Grand Supreme Blood Court is:

Eric Daniels - guitars
Bob Bagchus - drums
Theo van Eekelen - bass
Alwin Zuur - guitars
Martin van Drunen - vocals More...

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Witchcraft Posts "Legend" Album Teaser

Witchcraft's brand new album, "Legend," is due out on September 21st (EU) and September 25th, 2012 (NA) via Nuclear Blast Records. The album can be pre-ordered at this location, and a preview clip has now been posted online featuring music from the release.

Check out the preview in the player available below. You can also listen to the full song "Ghosts House" over at this location.

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Belphegor Announces 20th Anniversary Plans

Diabolical blackened death metal titans Belphegor have announced special shows for their 20th anniversary in 2013. Belphegor's Helmuth comments:

“20 years full of chaos and diabolical musick. Yes...seemingly unreal! After fighting for ten months to get my life back, it feels amazing to be able to create the new sound collages coming to you next March! Next year we are planning some of our most crushing stage rituals to appease the demons worldwide. Really looking forward to these special anniversary shows in 2013. We're on fire. An honour - this horror!”

Further details on the run are to be given in the near future. Belphegor is also currently working ona new album that will follow previous release "Blood Magick Necromance" (reviewed here). Rehearsal video from the album is available at this location.

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Secret Sphere Posts New Album Trailer

Italian power/progressive act Secret Sphere posted a video preview of the band's upcoming seventh LP entitled "Portrait of a Dying Heart." The album will feature a 40 page booklet, including the novel "She Complies With The Night," on which the album is based. The album is due out this year (release date not yet announced) through Warner Music (Japan) and Scarlet Records (Rest of World).

The album artwork can be seen here:

Check out the preview here:

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Testament Announces European Tour

Bay Area thrash veterans Testament have announced a tour of Europe in support of their most recent release, "Dark Roots of Earth."

Commented guitarist Alex Skolnick: "Our last run in Europe was a blast, with people responding to the new songs as though they're classics. It will be great to return and play a few places we haven't been in a while, such as Austria, Poland and the UK.“

14.11. NL Eindhoven - Dynamo
16.11. PL Krakow - Studio Club
17.11. CZ Pilsen - Serikovkia
18.11. A Wels - Schlachthof
19.11. CZ Prague - Meet Factory
20.11. D Munich - Backstage
21.11. I Gualtieri Reggio Emilia - TBA
22.11. A Graz - Orpheum
23.11. SK Bratislava - Majestic Music Club
24.11. D Nurnberg - Rockfabrik
25.11. D Matrix - Bochum
27.11. UK Glasgow - Garage
28.11. UK Wolverhampton - Wulfrun
29.11. UK Manchester - HMV Ritz
30.11. UK London - KOKO More...

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Scar Symmetry Announces Mini-Tour

Swedish metallers Scar Symmetry have just announced a number of German shows that they’ll play on their way to the Euroblast Festival, taking Florida’s djent/prog newcomcers Akeldama with them.

The band will be showcasing some older material but also playing a number of new tracks, taken from an upcoming album due to be released early 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The upcoming Scar Symmetry tour dates are as follows:

17.10. D Hamburg - Logo
18.10. D Berlin - K17
19.10. D Munich - Backstage
20.10. D Ahaus - Logo
21.10. D Cologne - Euroblast Festival

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Chilean Compilation For Education Cause Readied

Digmetalworld, in conjunction with Portaldisc/KulMusic, has announced that a preliminary line-up of bands has been confirmed for the compilation "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon." The anthology will feature ten Chilean metal bands and veterans of the scene, each contributing a song to bring heightened awareness the the cause of nationwide free education in Chile. The concept that "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" emphasizes is that education should be the right of the masses and not a privilege of the wealthy or private sector.

With a tentative release date in early 2013, Digmetalworld has established November 2nd as the cut off date for artists wishing to submit a song. Currently, the bands Rex, Sinsilencio, Ultra Mortal, Rajavana, Krudo, Pirosaint and Ratzinger have confirmed their presence on the compilation. Ivan Vega of Ratzinger wrote the track "R3volucion" especially for the album, and even Sr. Diaz of veteran old schoolers Vastator will be backing up Pirosaint on vocals.

This will be one of the first musical offerings from Pirosaint since 1997, and Sr. Diaz backing them up was opportune considering the band currently has no vocalist while they audition for the spot. Sebastian Osorio from the band Raining will even contribute guitar solos to Pirosaint's selection for the album, which will be the second time they collaborate after working together on 2010's track for the Chilean earthquake relief. Pirosaint will take a brief detour from it's thrash origins into more power, melodic turf for their track.

The ten songs on the outing will be all distinct styles across the spectrum of metal, all coming together to highlight a cause that is important to them and their countrymen. Bands wanting to submit their music for consideration on the digital release "La Educacion, Nuestra Razon" can get information on submitting their music here. More information will be given as more bands confirm for the release. More...

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Schizoid Streaming New Album

Canadian blackened industrial act Schizoid has returned with a new 16 song album titled "The Next Extreme." The full album is now available for streaming via bandcamp or in the player below.

According to a press release, the album is "driven by intense black/grind metal guitars & choruses of lunatic shrieks, sounding somewhere not unlike Aborym, The Berzerker, Ministry, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Thorns, and Red Harvest." The track listing is as follow:

1. The Next Extreme 03:40
2. Out Of Reach 02:56
3. Pained 03:01
4. Real Evil 01:45
5. Physical Is The Illusion 03:55
6. Nothing But The Same 03:33
7. Fret, Regret 05:08
8. Mainstream Underground 02:53
9. Another Go 02:43
10. Epitaph 03:04
11. Life Is Struggle 02:46
12. Slaviour Saves 04:18
13. Promise Of The End 03:50
14. Something To Look Forward To 02:46
15. Final Descent 03:59
16. The Last Extreme 06:46 More...

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Karcavul Streaming New Material

French sludge band Karcavul is streaming its four-song EP "Rawctaver" over on Bandcamp. Karcavul is also streaming the super long and wretched track "Satanvermoinlinfini" on the same page, looking for another band to do a split to feature this song. That song is also streaming below. The Lyon band bills itself as "necro doom extreme - as fast as slow."

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My Dying Bride Releases Documentary Trailer

My Dying Bride has launched a mini-site for its upcoming album, "A Map of all our Failures," featuring album info, audio, video, downloads and more at this location. You can now also check out a trailer for the documentary featured on the DVD from the album's special edition below, along with a stream of the new song “Kneel till Doomsday."

A Map of all our Failures is due out on October 16th via Peaceville Records. The impending opus can be pre-ordered as a special edition CD/DVD, double vinyl and multiple bundle packages right here. The album recording and mix was completed at Futureworks Studios in Manchester UK, with long-standing production maestro, Mags, at the helm. The track listing is: More...

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Findumonde Streaming Recent Album

Argentinian death metal band Findumonde has released its recent album "Licantropia" in CD format on Cumpa Records. The album has been streaming online for a while, and you may listen to the full album below. Part 1 has links to part 2 posted on the upload. Although this marks the debut for Findumonde, the band members are veterans of the Argentinian scene and hail from such bands as JesusMartyr, Avernal, Embodiment and The Killing.

The Buenos Aires natives came together in 2009 and released "Licantropia" this year, which was recorded by Sebastian Manta in La Nave de Oseberg and mixed by Nicolas Ghiglione of PGM. Listen to all eight tracks below, or over at Bandcamp. In October Findumonde will release a special album edition of the CD limited to 50 copies with alternative cover artwork. It will contain different versions of three of the tracks, plus an acoustic guitar and piano interpretation of the song "Lycanthropus." Visit Findumonde over at Facebook.


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Leprous Posts Progressive Assault Tour Trailers

Leprous has posted three more video clips online discussing the cities the band will be hitting on the upcoming European Progressive Assault tour. You can watch the new video clips below. Leprous also commented:

"Einar and TorO continue their quest to prove that musicians are not as stupid as their rumor says! In the next episode of the tour countdown the two masterminds will make all Slovakian inhabitants kneel before them in humbleness and admiration! Fourth city on the tour is Bratislava, where Leprous will play at the Randall Club, October 7th."

Leprous is touring in support of latest full-length album "Bilateral" (reviewed here).

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Veil Of Maya Announces "Canadian Eclipse" Tour

Veil of Maya has announced dates for the "Canadian Eclipse" tour with The Contortionist and Your Memorial. Details are as follows:

Oct 25 London Music Hall London, Canada
Oct 26 Wreck Room Toronto, Canada
Oct 27 Tulipe Montreal, Canada
Oct 28 Coop Paradis Rimouski, Canada
Oct 29 Union Commercial Quebec City, Canada
Oct 30 MAVERICKS Ottawa, Canada
Oct 31 Mansion Kingston, Canada
Nov 01 Coco Cabanas St Catharines, Canada
Nov 02 The DIY Barrie, Canada
Nov 03 Knights Of Columbus Windsor, Canada More...

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Acherontas Recruits New Band Member

Black metal act Acherontas has issued the following announcement about recruiting Scorpio Androctonus from Crimson Moon as a new band member:

"I am proud to announce that Scorpio Androctonus from the cult band of Crimson Moon/Akrabu & many other activities in the scene is the new basic member of the Acherontas coven!

"The Ritual Parts of Acherontas will take form from his Lucidity and Vision! It was a matter of time this union to take place as many Common perspectives in Philosophy and Music we Share. Welcome in Our Coven Brother.

"On behalf of the band... Acherontas V.Priest." More...

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As I Lay Dying Posts New Album Studio Video

As I Lay Dying has posted a new studio update video online from the band's time working on upcoming album "Awakened." You can check out this studio clip via The Gauntlet or in the player below.

"Awakened" is due out on September 25th, 2012 and pre-orders can be made here. As I Lay Dying will also be headed out for the Monster Energy Outbreak Tour later this year with Asking Alexandria and Suicide Silence.

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Firewind Cancels Upcoming Show

Firewind has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's previously scheduled September 23rd tour date:

"To the people that bought tickets to the Margate show on Sept. 23rd - PLEASE READ: Firewind, have been forced to cancel their upcoming date at ‘Westcoast Bar’ in Margate.

"The management of the band stated; 'Due to circumstances out of our control we have sadly had to cancel the show Westcoast Bar in Margate on September 23rd, we are truly sorry about this inconvenience, and hope to return some time in the near future.'

"Ticket refunds will be available at point of purchase. All other shows remain unaffected!"

You can watch Firewind's recent music video for "Edge of a Dream" at this location or catch the band live on the following dates: More...

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Sybreed Streaming Sample Of New Song

Sybreed will be releasing new album "God is an Automaton" on September 24th in Europe and October 2nd in North America. The band has now posted a short preview of the track "Destruction and Bliss," which can be heard below. The full song also features a guest spot by Travis Montgomery from Threat Signal. The "God is an Automaton" track listing is:

01. Posthuman Manifesto
02. No Wisdom Brings Solace
03. The Line of Least Resistance
04. Red Nova Ignition
05. God is an Automaton
06. High Tech Versus Low Life
07. Downfall Inc
08. Challenger
09. A Radiant Daybreak
10. Into the Blackest Light
11. Destruction and Bliss More...

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Edenbridge Issues Recording Update

Power metal act Edenbridge has issued the following announcement about the recording process for a new album:

"Drums for the new album finished! Max has finished drum recordings for the new Edenbridge album in the Sunprojects Studio (Austria).

"Max's new Tama drum kit sounds absolutely awesome and I think we were able to bring this great sound to tape. More news regarding the new album coming soon!"

Further info on the album will be announced as it is made available. You can also check out the band's music over at MySpace here.

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Nightrage Posts South Korean Recap Video

Nightrage has posted a video recap from the band's first visit ever to South Korea for the Daejeon Metal Festival 2012. Check out the road report in the player available below. Nightrage also recently posted a new guitar instructional video clip for the song "Being Nothing," which can be found here.

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Bison B.C. Reveals "Lovelessness" Details

Vancouver metallers Bison B.C. have completed work on their new album "Lovelessness." The album, which is the band's third release on Metal Blade Records, will be available on October 22nd. Today Bison B.C. has revealed the album artwork, track listing, and released the first single from "Lovelessness."

The band worked with producer Sanford Parker at Soma and Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago on "Lovelessness." The track listing is:

1. An Old Friend
2. Anxiety Puke / Lovelessness
3. Last and First Things
4. Blood Music
5. Clozapine Dream
6. Finally Asleep

The first single from Lovelessness entitled "Anxiety Puke / Lovelessness" is streaming below. More...

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Satan's Wrath Posts New Track Online

Satan's Wrath has teamed up with Metal Hammer Germany to stream another new song online from the band's new "Galloping Blasphemy" full-length album. Check out "Slaves of the Inverted Cross" at this location.

"Galloping Blasphemy" is set for North American release through Metal Blade Records on September 25th (September 21/24 in Europe). The track listing is:

1. Leonard Rising - Night of the Whip
2. Between Belial and Satan
3. One Thousand Goats in Sodom
4. Hail Tritone, Hail Lucifer
5. Galloping Blasphemy
6. Death Possessed
7. Death to Life
8. Slaves of the Inverted Cross
9. Satan's Wrath

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Carthage Streaming "Salt The Earth" Sampler

Baltimore six piece Carthage has posted a teaser clip online feature samples from the band's "Salt the Earth" album. Check out the music in the SoundCloud player below, or find more info on Carthage over at Facebook here. The band also commented:

"Sorry to only give you a teaser, but this should make you pret-ty stokeski. 4 minutes and 20 seconds of Carthage material from Salt the Earth. Do me a favor. If you like it, share it. Just show one friend. Thanks for being awesome, guys!" More...

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Existem To Release New Album

Existem is proud to announce the release of the band's first full-length record, "Years of Winter," this coming September 14th, 2012. Existem commented:

"Composed by the band in the year following the release of their self-titled EP, Years of Winter features 53 minutes of new music across 11 tracks. The album is centered on the concept of environmental degradation – how Earth has suffered at the hands of man, and what, if anything, can be done to reverse the damage.

"Years of Winter was recorded in the spring of 2012 with producer Anthony Richkas. It introduces several new concepts and influences to the established Existem sound – among them, the band’s first instrumental songs, the introduction of new drummer Matthew Chipman, unusual instrumentation such as the glockenspiel and mandolin, and guitarist Chris Gochis stepping into the role of lead vocalist.

"We set out to diversify our songwriting as much as we could. It’s a much more colorful record than the EP. There’s so many new elements that people might not expect to hear from us, or even to hear on a metal record. It really is a true progression of our sound.

"The album will be made available digitally on our bandcamp for a price of $7, with a CD format release to follow. Listen to the first single, 'Slay the Giant,' below on the band’s YouTube page." More...

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Stuka Squadron Unveil New Album Art, Title

U.K. traditional metal vampires Stuka Squadron issued a mission directive that the band's sophomore LP will be entitled "New Sound of War." The album will be released on November 19, 2012 via Metalbox Recordings. Stuka Squadron recently split with co-founding member Lord Graham Pyre last week.

An in studio preview can be found at this location.

The band previously noted that the new album will focus on the squadron's missions in Egypt, and the following cover art confirms that:

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Tank To Release Live DVD

British heavy metal veterans, Tank has announced that they will be releasing their first live DVD this year, entitled, "War Machine Live." The DVD will feature concert performances in Poland recorded in 2011 and 2012, in addition to band interviews, backstage footage and a promo video for the song, "War Nation," the title track from their latest album. Speaking about the DVD, guitarist Cliff Evans commented:

"This is our first official live DVD release so we wanted to make sure it would appeal to all Tank fans, old and new. With such an extensive back catalog to choose from, we think we've selected some real gems that all fans of real British metal will enjoy. We've captured the raw energy that Tank is known for in a performance that features classic tracks such as 'This Means War', 'Power of the Hunter' and 'Honour and Blood' plus new fan favourites 'Judgement Day' and 'Phoenix Rising'. Also featured is a live version of the new song 'Don't Dream in the Dark' from our latest album 'War Nation'. With a band whose members have previously played with such names as Ritchie Blackmore, Bruce Dickinson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul Dianno and Michael Schenker you know with that kind of pedigree the music is going to kick some serious ass."

"War Machine Live" will be released in Europe on November 12th, with a North American release of December 11th to follow.

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Wintersun Posts Choir Recordings Studio Footage

Finnish metal band Wintersun posted additional studio footage for the forthcoming "Time" albums, this time focusing on the choir recordings for the final chorus of "Sons of Winter and Stars." "Time I," is scheduled for release on October 12, 2012 (EU) and October 19, 2012 (North America) via Nuclear Blast.

The band commented on the video: "We asked some friends from fellow bands to help us out. We were honored that all of them were excited to do it. We knew that this would turn out to be something special. The recording took place at Sonic Pump Studios in Helsinki, Finland. The choir consisted of Markus and Sami from Ensiferum; Mathias, Olli and Jukka-Pekka from Turisas; Heri from Tyr; Mikko from Kiuas and Teemu and Jukka from Wintersun. It was a real pleasure to see all these talented guys around the microphone singing their hearts outs! And the end result was amazing! Thanks guys! Here´s some video footage from the session, enjoy!"

Previous trailers can be viewed here and at this location. The band will be touring North America for the first time with Eluveitie and Varg this December. For complete dates, head over to this location. A trailer for the tour can be seen below following the studio footage.

The track listing for "Time I" is as follows:

1. When Time Fades Away
2. Sons of Winter and Stars
I Rain of Stars
II Surrounded by Darkness
III Journey Inside a Dream
IV Sons of Winter and Stars
3. Land of Snow and Sorrow
4. Darkness and Frost
5. Time

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Unearthing The Scottish Metal Underground

Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that haven't gotten as much exposure yet as they should. This week, we will be taking a look at three heavy metal bands from Scotland, since it seemed criminal that we hadn't already. There is currently a tourism commercial airing for the country which opens with the line, "Scotland may surprise you," which is certainly evident in its metal scene, containing everything from traditional thrash metal to pagan black metal, and everything in between.

Cerebral Bore

Another band formed in 2006 is Cerebral Bore, who hail from Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow, and perform a brutal brand of death metal that lives up to the harder than nails reputation of the city on the River Clyde. They released their first demo, "The Dead Flesh Architect" in 2006 and soon found themselves garnering attention internationally, making their first trip abroad in August the next year to perform in New York, and have since gone on to perform in many other countries including Russia, India and Israel, as well as supporting some legendary names in extreme metal such as Brutal Truth and Suffocation. In 2010, they signed to Earache Records and released their full length debut, "Maniacal Miscreation," the next year. While touring for the album, the band made headlines when guitarist Paul McGuire and bassist Kyle Rutherford were falsely arrested and jailed in New York on suspicion of murder. The two were released a week later without charge and flown back to Scotland. The band recently released a single entitled, "Horrendous Acts of Iniquity," as well as completing the Summer Slaughter tour which also featured the likes of Cannibal Corpse and Exhumed and will be kicking off a European tour this Friday (September 14th) in Lindau, Germany and last until October 14th.

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