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Metal News for September 10, 2013

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43 news articles posted on this day.

Dream Theater Streaming New Track

Dream Theater has released another new song online from the band's new self-titled album. Listen to "Along For The Ride" in the player below. "Dream Theater" is due out September 24th, 2013 and has the following track listing:

1. False Awakening Suite
2. The Enemy Inside (streaming here)
3. The Looking Glass
4. Enigma Machine
5. The Bigger Picture
6. Behind the Veil
7. Surrender to Reason
8. Along for the Ride
9. Illumination Theory

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Rob Zombie Posts Great American Nightmare Trailer

In just four weeks, Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will open its doors at FEARPlex in Pomona, just outside Los Angeles. Check out a video preview below.

Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare will be held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 10th - November 2nd. The event will feature 15 nights of music, culminating with a November 2nd headlining performance by Rob Zombie himself.

This bone-chilling experience will combine the most advanced haunted house attractions with a music festival. Each Thursday night will feature rock alternative music, Fridays EDM, most Saturdays will feature hard rock/metal, and most Sundays will be Latin music focused.

Visit this location for more details and the full list of music performances by date. More...

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Kataklysm Reveals Album's Track Listing

Kataklysm's "Waiting for the End to Come" was recorded by guitarist Jean Francois Dagenais and mixed by Zeuss (Suffocation, Hatebreed, Arsis).

The artwork by Eliran Kantor (available here) will be featured on the deluxe digipak and LP versions of their new album, while different cover art by Peter Sallai will be featured on the standard jewel case and limited edition cassette tape versions.

The track listing is as follows:

01. Fire
02. If I Was God - I’d Burn It All
03. Like Animals
04. Kill The Elite (streaming below)
05. Under Lawless Skies
06. Dead & Buried
07. The Darkest Days of Slumber
08. Real Blood - Real Scars
09. The Promise
10. Empire Of Dirt
11. Elevate
12. The American Way (Sacred Reich over)*

* Deluxe Digipak & LP version only More...

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Pit Stories: When Headbangers Collide

The pit is where the action is at, but it can also be a dangerous place with all the banging heads and flailing body parts.

Every week we check in with musicians from around the globe to get their most memorable Pit Stories. Today Martin Van Drunen (Hail of Bullets, Grand Supreme Blood Court) shares this story of a short stage resulting in fan and band coming just a bit too close together at an Asphyx show:

In April 2009, I played with Asphyx in Barcelona in a place called Espasi Jove, together with Graveyard and Looking For An Answer. Two great but unfortunately not very well known bands from Spain. It was one of these shows organized by fans, not professional promoters, so it was a bit pleasantly chaotic, as these shows usually are. The place itself looked like a school building, and the stage was about one-foot high, so it wasn’t really something you could call a stage. But we don't care about minor things like that-- the place was packed and the atmosphere was just great. Both Graveyard and Looking For An Answer did fat performances, which we watched from the crowd, having a good time and drinking, as always. A lot of beers with the metalheads.

So then it was our turn. Normally when we headline smaller shows, we can play up to two hours sometimes, depends if there's a curfew. So this would be a long one as well. I think it was somewhere halfway into the set (we still had to do songs like “The Rack” and “Last One” along with some other Asphyx-oldies) when there was a big guy standing at the front of the stage banging his head off. But he was really tall, perhaps like me, maybe even bigger. So at one point, he was banging his head, but he was standing slightly bent over. And we always bang our heads off too during our set, so when I put my head down, all of a sudden he threw his head back, but also stood up straight. So he hit my forehead fuckin’ hard with the back of his thick Spanish skull. And for an instant, I was blind, couldn't see shit. Then I felt the spot where he hit me, and there was this egg growing rapidly.

The band guys asked if I was ok of course. I asked Xavi from Graveyard (whom I saw standing in the crowd) to please get me some ice, and he started running to the bar and came back with a plastic cup with a big piece of ice in it. Ah, I remember that relief when I put that against my aching and palpitating forehead. But, as we say in the band, we always man ourselves (it's a Dutch expression, not sure how to translate that), and it was our first show in Spain ever. We didn't wanna disappoint the Spanish fans. So I continued the show, with the ice against my head, taking it slightly more easy than normal haha. And the crowd really appreciated it and were grateful that we kept playing on.

Later on, I met the guy and he apologized. I told him, “Hey, not your fault, you had a good time banging to us and you didn't do it on purpose, those things can always happen during a death metal show.”

I think I had a brain concussion, as I still had a satanic headache for days after that performance. But I recovered soon after that, and now it's just a nice anecdote or memory. And let's be honest, boys and girls: death metal just ain't for sissies…

Asphyx released latest album "Deathammer" in 2012, and in other Martin Van Drunen news, Hail of Bullets is gearing up for the release of new album "III The Rommel Chronicles." Check out the first single from the album right here, and be sure to check back in next Tuesday for more Pit Stories! More...

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Gyre Releases New Music Video

New Jersey's emerging metal outfit, Gyre, has teamed up with MetalInjection.net to launch a music video for "All Revealing Eye," taken from the band's recently released "Second Circle" EP.

Check out the new video, directed and edited by Gyre guitarist Juan Soaz, in the player provided below.

"We wanted to create a video that reflected the message and energy of 'All Revealing Eye,'" commented the band. "Nature has and always will be our greatest teacher and our senses are our tools to understand her endless knowledge. This video is a tribute to Nature and the ambitions she installs within us through our senses."

You can stream the EP at this location, and the track listing is as follows:

1. All Revealing Eye
2. Ever Devourer
3. Circle to Feed
4. I, Receiving All More...

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Nervous Posts New Song Online

BrooklynVegan today premieres "Perfection," a track off Nervous' self-titled debut album, due out September 24th on Twelve Gauge Records. Give the song a listen below.

From Oakland, California, the band features frontman Jake Spek, also of Lewd Acts, and pounds out infectious anthems of anxiety and depression, described by BrooklynVegan as "brash, sarcastic, angry noise punk that should appeal to fans of late-period Black Flag, Flipper, The Jesus Lizard, or a newer band like Pissed Jeans."

Nervous' debut was recorded by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Japandroids). The previously posted "Cog In The Machine" and "Good Morning" tracks can also be heard at this location. More...

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August Burns Red Guitarist To Sit Out Tour

August Burn Red's Brent Rambler has issued the following announcement about sitting out the band's upcoming tour dates:

"As some of you may know, my wife and I are expecting our first baby VERY soon. Because of this I have decided to sit out this European tour, so I can be home to help my wife during the last few weeks of her pregnancy and ensure that I'm present when my son is born.

"HOWEVER, do not worry, as my guitar playing duties have been left in the very capable and very shreddy hands of Mr. Justin Huffman (ex-I, The Breather). Justin has been friends with the band for a very long time, and he's been practicing these songs since April, so everything will sound awesome for our amazing fans overseas. Heck, he even kind of looks like me.

"I will make my triumphant return to the band for our North American Headlining tour, which starts November 1st at the Union Transfer in Philadelphia, but in the mean time please show Justin an awesome time!

"My wife and I can't wait to welcome our baby into this world, and I hope that all of our European fans have a blast over the next 3 weeks! I wish I could be there, and I'll see you next time!" More...

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Dead In The Dirt Kicking Off Tour

This week Atlanta's Dead in the Dirt take the band's depraved anthems to stages throughout the Western half of the country on a sixteen-city rampage alongside Homewrecker and Harm's way, embarking out of Saint Louis this Wednesday, September 11th.

Additionally, Dead In The Dirt has locked down two international tours, subsequent to the new rash of U.S. shows, bringing the impending itinerary to a confirmed total of fifty four cities in front of the firing squad.

Just two weeks after the American tour, the band will ship out for a month-long routing across all of Europe into the second week of November. Dates are as follows: More...

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Galar Issues Album Update

Having signed with Dark Essence Records for a further two albums, Norwegian black-folk metallers Galar have been ensconced in Bergen’s Conclave and Earshot Studios with Producer Bjørnar E. Nilsen.

Galar has been working on the band's third full-length album which will be titled “De Gjenlevende” (The Bereaved), set for release in early 2014. Drummer Phobos has now finished laying down the drum tracks and the band will take a short break from the studio until October. A video from the drum sessions can be seen below.

A follow-up to 2010’s "Til Alle Heimsens Endar," the lineup on the album will once again include Galar’s two core members of M. Kristiansen on screams, guitars, and bass and A. B. Lauritzen on clean vocals, bassoon, and grand piano, with Phobos on drums. More...

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Reflections Posts New Lyric Video

Reflections has debuted a new song via lyric video today entitled "My Cancer" in anticipation the "Exi(s)t" album, due out on October 22nd, 2013. Check out the clip below.

"This song was written to speak to a lot of people in my life and I hope that other people can use it the same way and connect with us," says vocalist Jake Foster.

Produced by Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios, this is the band's follow-up to last year's "The Fantasy Effect." Foster continues, "we aren't writing music as a gimmick. We write music to express our struggles and triumphs to try and let people know that they are not alone. We couldn't be more excited for everyone to hear the new song. Hopefully everyone enjoys the new album."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Exit
2. Delirium
3. Vain Words From Empty Minds
4. Bridges
5. My Cancer
6. Lost Pages
7. Candle
8. This House
9. Stories Through Storms
10. Exist More...

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Wolves At The Gate Announces Covers EP

Ohio's Wolves At The Gate is pleased to announce "Back To School," a digital EP of covers set to drop September 30th.

The EP sees WATG paying homage and "schooling" a new generation on bands such as Thrice, Thursday, Blindside, and The Received End Of Sirens.

"We're really excited about this EP because we hope to give fans an inside look at the types of music and bands that inspired our own creativity with Wolves At The Gate," explains guitarist/vocalist Steve Cobucci. "The lyrical content of each song has real depth and meaning to us as well. Recording these songs was so much fun because I've been playing and singing these songs for about a decade."

The track listing is:

1. Deadbolt (originally by Thrice)
2. Understanding In A Car Crash (originally by Thursday)
3. Sleepwalking (originally by Blindside)
4. Planning a Prison Break (originally by The Receiving End of Sirens)

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SpiralArms Releases New Song

East Bay act SpiralArms is set to release second album "Freedom" on October 8th in North America via Steamhammer / SPV.

Today MetalSucks is hosting astream of the song "Drugs & Alcohol." Check it out below.

SpiralArms rose from the ashes of millennial bands Systematic, Forbidden, and Man Made God. "We always work at the studio as a full band," says guitarist Craig Locicero. "The basic tracks of the new album were recorded in just about 16 hours, the rest was recorded by and by, but always in the same spirit. From the beginning, we never lost sight of our vision and that special flair which our new songs have."

The band also comments: "We hope to be able to come to Europe next spring at the latest. We haven't forgotten the positive reactions to our show at the 2007 Graspop, where we were the only band without a record deal. That's why we can hardly wait to play in Europe again." More...

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Flotsam And Jetsam Cancels Tour Dates

Flotsam and Jetsam has posted the following message online about canceling upcoming European tour dates:

"Jeff Keller Management LLC, the management company for Flotsam & Jetsam and Hirax, has announced that due to circumstances beyond the bands and management’s control, the 'Metal Apocalypse' European tour that was scheduled to feature both artists will now be cancelled."

Jeff Keller states: "Unfortunately, it was in both bands best interest to not continue with the tour at this time. We apologize to the fans for this unfortunate circumstance, and I can assure the fans that both bands will be in Europe in 2014 for other touring and festival appearances."

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Purtenance Announces New Album

The second album from Finland's Purtenance is finished and will be released through Xtreem Music on October 1st, with a vinyl version to follow later this year.

After 2012's comeback EP "Sacrifice the King," the band added second guitarist Ville Nokelainen and entered the studio in spring 2013 to record this new album entitled "Awaken From Slumber." Xtreem Music comments:

"For those who expect a 'Member…II,' they won't find it here. That album was done over 20 years ago with a different line up. The 'Awaken From Slumber' album shows the heaviest and darkest side of the band. This is how Purtenance sounds 2013! A fucking crushing, heavy and gloomy Death Metal with inhuman brutal vocals. Those who weren't satisfied with their previous EP should give it a listen to this new album cos they'll be gladly surprised!"

The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Hatred
3. What Was Hidden
4. Toxic Death
5. Field of Terror
6. Vaikka Paahtuisin Tulessa
7. End for the Parasites (Called Humankind)
8. Hour of the Cannibal
9. Temptation of Suicide
10. Risen From Grave
11. Endless Abyss (outro) More...

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Our Last Enemy Signs With Eclipse

Eclipse Records is thrilled to announce the signing of Our Last Enemy from Sydney, Australia, which features former Genitorturers and The Undead member Bryce “Bizz” Bernius on guitar.

Our Last Enemy caught the eye of Eclipse when releasing an EP last year, and it climbed to the number two position on the Australian iTunes metal chart, second only to Meshuggah, released on the same day.

“When I first heard Our Last Enemy, they immediately commanded my attention,” states label president Chris Poland. “Their sound is just so damn heavy - like a ton of lead being balanced on your head!”

“Of all the labels we had been speaking with, Chris and the team at Eclipse seemed to really understand what the band is trying to do and how to take us there,” says vocalist Oliver Fogwell. Bassist Matt Heywood continues, “signing with Eclipse makes us extremely happy because they’ve been responsible for launching some of our favorite bands. It’s a very exciting time for us." More...

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Empire Of Rats Streams "Society's Zero"

While awaiting the release of a self-titled album via A389 on October 2013, today Empire of Rats unloads a new track from the album. Listen to "Society's Zero" in the player below, courtesy of Toxicbreed's Funhouse.

According to a press release, the track "is the fifth of eleven aggressively brutal tracks on Empire Of Rats, and lies as a perfect example of the downtrodden and contemptuous revenge-seeking rage this Columbus act's unfuckwithable first album bears."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Leeches
2. Another Minute In Hell (streaming here)
3. Bottomless Pit
4. Untitled
5. Society's Zero
6. Rats Reign
7. Sinking
8. Little From The World
9. We're Dead
10. Exposed
11. Early Mourning More...

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Gnaw Posts New Song Online

New York City's Gnaw, which features Alan Dubin (Khanate), today releases a new track of sonic abomination in the form of "Widowkeeper."

Listen to the song in the player available below, thanks to Revolvermag.com.

This latest mantra comes courtesy of the band's forthcoming "Horrible Chamber" full-length, slated for release next month via Seventh Rule Recordings. The track listing is as follows:

1. Humming
2. Of Embers
3. Water Rite
4. Worm
5. Widowkeeper
6. Vulture
7. This Horrible Chamber More...

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Obelyskkh Streaming New Track

Doomseekers everywhere, listen up, for a stream is now available of "The Ravens" from Obelyskkh. Check out the track at Pitchfork.com here. The following press release was also issued:

"The band's organic, sonic tsunami continually morphs into something new and more memorable with each release, and building on what they've cultivated on their heralded Mount Nysa debut and last year's follow-up White Lightnin', Obelyskkh have truly shown what they are fully capable of on their pending third LP, Hymn To Pan.

"A perfect example of Obelyskkh's seamless marriage of peaceful transcendentalism with brilliantly crushing audibility is possibly best captured in the epic eight and-a-half minute anthem, Hymn To Pan's lumbering second cut, 'The Ravens,' playing now at Pitchfork. More...

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Fractured Spine Posts New Lyric Video

Finnish atmospheric death/doom band Fractured Spine has released a new lyric video for "In The Shade," which can be viewed below. Inverse Records also comments:

"Although the band has composed since the 90's, the oldest song on the debut album 'Songs of Slumber' dates back to 2004. The band consists of two core-members Antti & Timo and to many people's surprise, draws its main influences from outside the metal genre, based on the British atmospheric/progressive rock and shoegazing.

"Starting with instrumentals, ballads and gothic metal songs, the earlier material utilized no unclean vocals. However, almost no songs were ever released to the public until 2011 (except for the very limited edition demo 'Frost' in 2008). These days the style has slowly taken a heavier tone with baritone guitars and growling vocals.

"Fractured Spine has a very 'indie style' approach to making music. All of the songs are recorded and mixed at the band's own Studio Fracture, with only mastering, publishing and distribution given to professionals outside the band. Thus, making sure the music sounds exactly like the band intended it to."

"Songs Of Slumber" was released June 14th, 2013 by Inverse Records. More...

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Church Of Misery Announces New Tour Dates

Japan's Church of Misery has announced tour dates for this fall in the United States and Canada. The band's latest album, "Thy Kingdom Scum," features the return of original vocalist, Hideki Fukasawa.

To preview the live experience awaiting fans on this tour, watch the video for "Brother Bishop" below, and see a full list of live dates after the jump.

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Impaled Announces Re-Recording Release

On the thirteen-year anniversary of Impaled's "The Dead Shall Dead Remain" debut, the group will be releasing a re-recording entitled "The Dead Still Dead Remain."

Long tangled in legal limbo, the music from "The Dead Shall Dead Remain" has been unavailable on CD for over a decade. The re-recording dodges those legal hurdles and puts the music back in print.

"The Dead Still Dead Remain" features recording and mixing by Vinnie Wojno, famous for his work with Testament. Impaled and Wojno worked for three years to get the recording they wanted. "It simply sounds better, no matter how you slice it. And we surely do slice it!" says guitarist Jason Kocol.

Impaled assures fans that the music is faithful to the original. It features the return of vocalist Leon del Muerte, who says, "it was like the last thirteen years of backstabbing and spitefulness never happened!"

Willowtip Records will release the album on October 29th, 2013. Pre-order info is available at this location. More...

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AC Angry Reveals New Album Details

AC Angry has checked in with the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"On October 25th, we will release our debut album 'Black Denim' worldwide through the German record label Dust on the Tracks Records. The album was produced by Phil Hillen (Powerwolf, Parachutes, The Vision Bleak, Vendetta) at SU2 - Studio. Iconic illustrator Jan Meininghaus (U.D.O., Bolt Thrower, Brainstorm) is responsible for the perfectly fitting artwork. For more artworks from Jan Meininghaus visit this location.

"AC Angry is demonstrating with a total of ten songs how a dirty Rock ’n’ Roll album is supposed to sound! Catchy tunes like the pounding opener 'Booze Horse,' the intriguing half-ballad 'It‘s Good To Be Bad' or the fat speed metal riffs-driven 'Rock ’n’ Roller Roller Rolla!' are evidence that singer and guitarist Alan Costa, his congenial lead guitarist Stefan Kuhn, as well as the tight rhythm section, consisting of bassist Dennis Kirsch and drummer Sascha Waack will truly stir up the international scene! Moreover we pay tribute to the Backyard Babies with the track 'Rocker.'" More...

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Vulture Industries Releases Animated Video

Vulture Industries has released an animated video for “Lost Among Liars,” a new track from the band's forthcoming Season of Mist debut, "The Tower."

Designed by renowned artist Costin Chioreanu, the video clip can be viewed below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

In other news, Vulture Industries just commenced a new live theater project with the Happy Gorilla Dance Company. The project, titled “Turning Golem,” is a unique take on theatrical performance combined with music from "The Tower."

"Turning Golem" is being staged on three separate dates: August 17th at the Dark Bombastic Evening in Transylvania, Romania, October 25th at the Garage in Bergen, Norway on and October 26th at Phantoms of Pilsen Festival in the Czech Republic. “Turning Golem” features five tracks from "The Tower" during the show. A full list of tour dates can be found below. More...

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Dissension Releases New Album

Canadian act Dissension has released new album "Of Time And Chronic Disease" today, and now the full album is available for streaming online.

Check it out below, or you can pick up your own copy at Bandcamp here.

Be sure to also check out our interview with Dissension right here, or read the band's tale of plastic baby mayhem at this location. More...

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Iron Mask Details New LP "Fifth Son Of Winterdoom"

Belgian power metal act Iron Mask revealed the album artwork and track list for the band's upcoming fifth release "Fifth Son of Winterdoom." The album drops on November 8th via AFM Records.

The album's track list is:

1. Back Into Mystery
2. Like A Lion In A Cage
3. Only One Commandment
4. Seven Samurai
5. Fifth Son of Winterdoom
6. Angel Eyes, Demon Soul
7. Rock Religion
8. Father Farewell
9. Eagle Of Fire
10. Reconquista 1492
11. Run To Me
12. The Picture Of Dorian Grey More...

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Code Reveals New Album Details

Code, which was covered in our look at non-traditional black metal bands, has now announced a new album is due out titled "Augur Nox."

The release will hit shops on November 19th in Europe and November 26th in North America via Agonia Records. Check out a teaser clip below. "Augur Nox" is the first album featuring Code'sw new line up of Aort, Wacian, Syhr, LORDt and Andras. Agnoia Records also comments:

"The brand-new material demonstrates the band's fresh personnel in a vivid light, confirming Code's position as a radiant gem in the extreme metal world. It displays a multifaceted approach: from stunning wide-ranging vocals, otherworldly clean passages and barbed metallic riffery, all filtered through a refined prism of avant-garde black metal. The album is Code's most progressive effort to date, yet always captures the band's distinct eerie and arcane vibe.

"'Augur Nox' was mixed and mastered at Orgone Studios in London (Ghost, Cathedral, Ulver) after three years of development and pre-production. It will be available in digipack, limited vinyl and digital formats. The vinyl formats include: black vinyl, colour in colour vinyl (bone white/ultra clean) limited to 100 copies and a further 100 copies on swamp green/ultra clean colour in colour vinyl." More...

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Anciients Announces Tour Dates, Streaming Album

Vancouver's Anciients has announced new North American tour dates. The band will play alongside Tesseract and Scale the Summit as part of the "Altered State North America 2013" tour, starting on October 10th, in Edmonton, AB and running through the United States and Canada to end on October 29th.

A full list of confirmed tour dates can be found after the jump. Anciients is touring in support of debut album, "Heart of Oak" (reviewed here). You can stream the full album below.

Anciients is the featured artist in the latest installment of "Converse x Decibel." A mini-documentary about how the vast woodlands and epic mountain ranges of British Columbia influence the band's elaborate and progressive songs is streaming now at Decibel Magazine. More...

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Zemial Streaming New Song

Zemial has premiered the new track "Pharos" online, which can be heard below, courtesy of Invisible Oranges.

The track hails from Zemial's upcoming album, "Nykta," set for international release on October 31st through Hells Headbangers on CD and LP formats. "Nykta" follows previous album "In Monumentum" (reviewed here). More...

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Cosmic Psychos Posts U.S. Tour Dates

As Australian grunge metal/punk legends the Cosmic Psychos kick off their tour in Seattle tomorrow, September 11th, a recent trailer of their "Blokes You Can Trust" documentary/movie is streaming below. The film chronicles the 30 year history of the band, with appearances by Eddie Vedder, Mudhoney, The Melvins, Butch Vig, the Hard-Ons and L7.

Released on August 8th in their native Australia, the film is finally hitting the US in limited screenings/cities. To celebrate it, the Cosmic Psychos have embarked on a September tour which will conclude on Sept. 28th at the Goner Fest in Memphis. After that, the Psychos will head back to their country for a series of dates. Tour dates are posted below, with updates coming at this site.

Wed - Sep 11, 2013 Seattle, WA Barboza
Thu - Sep 12, 2013 Portland, OR Dante’s
Fri - Sep 13, 2013 Los Angeles, CA The Echo
Sat - Sep 14, 2013 San Francisco, CA Brick and Mortar
Mon - Sep 16, 2013 Minneapolis, MN Grumpy’s
Wed - Sep 18, 2013 Austin, TX Beerland
Fri - Sep 20, 2013 New York, NY Cake Shop
Sat - Sep 21, 2013 New York, NY Cake Shop
Sun - Sep 22, 2013 Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Tue - Sep 24, 2013 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
Thu - Sep 26, 2013 Atlanta, GA The Earl
Sat - Sep 28, 2013 Goner Fest Memphis

Sat - Nov 09, 2013 Hobart Brisbane Hotel - 3 Brisbane St, HOBART
Sun - Jan 19, 2014 Gold Coast BIG DAY OUT Metricon Stadium & Carrara Parklands
Fri - Jan 24, 2014 Melbourne BIG DAY OUT Flemington Racecourse
Sun - Jan 26, 2014 Sydney BIG DAY OUT Sydney Showgrounds
Mon - Jan 27, 2014 Sydney BIG DAY OUT Sydney Showgrounds
Fri - Jan 31, 2014 Adelaide BIG DAY OUT Bonython Park
Sun - Feb 02, 2014 Perth BIG DAY OUT Claremont


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Ihsahn Streaming New Track

Solo artist and Emperor member Ihsahn has premiered the first track online from his upcoming album "Das Seelenbrechen."

You can check out the track "Hiber" over at the BBC Radio website here (click play on the main player at the top of the page and then skip ahead to 21:40 to hear the song).

This new album follows previous full-length "Eremita" (reviewed here). "Das Seelenbrechen" is due out on October 22nd, 2013 and has the following track listing:

1. Hiber
2. Regen
3. NaCl
4. Pulse
5. Tacit 2
6. Tacit
7. Rec
8. M
9. Sub Alter
10. See
11. Entropie (bonus)
12. Hel (bonus) More...

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The Casualties Announces Co-Headlining Tour

New York City street punks The Casualties have announced a North American co-headlining tour with Negative Approach.

The run, which begins on October 17th in Frederick, MD, will run for a month before ending in Denver, CO on November 23rd. A full list of tour dates is below.

The Casualties will be touring in support of latest album, "Resistance." The Zeuss-produced effort is the band's ninth full-length album More...

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Esoteric Adds More Tour Dates

U.K. doom pioneers Esoteric have revealed more details about their forthcoming U.S. tour, and added additional dates.

The tour, which starts on September 20th in Soda Springs, CA, will run for two weeks before ending on October 5th in Cambridge, MA. New tour dates have been announced in Chicago, IL at Reggie's and Cambridge MA, at T.T. The Bear's Place.

The tour will see support from Saturnalia Temple and Velnias. A full list of tour dates can be found below. More...

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Sight Of Emptiness Posts Official Video

Costa Rican melodeath band Sight Of Emptiness has just released an official video for the track "Essence," which was filmed and produced by Andres Montero Conde. In the video, vocalist 'Filthy' Eduardo trades vocals with the clean vocal cameo done by Whitfield Crane of Ugly Kid Joe.

Sight of Emptiness is appearing tomorrow, September 11th, along with Amarillo Cian Y Magenta at Mundoloco El Chante bar and restaurant in the San Pedro Montes de Oca suburb of San Jose. Watch the "Essence" video below. The song will be part of Sight Of Emptiness' upcoming album "Instincts."

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Mad Hatter's Den Posts Debut Album Samples

Finnish traditional metal act Mad Hatter's Den posted up samples from the band's upcoming debut full length release "Welcome to the Den." The album will be self-issued on October 25th. Follow the band on Facebook at this location.

The track list is:

1. Introduction
2. Welcome To the Den
3. Blind Leading the Blind
4. Shadow Lord
5. Sinister Monoloque
6. Journey
7. Legacy Of the Kings (instrumental)
8. Sharks Of Power
9. The Dark wheel
10. Stone Cold Flame More...

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Chris Caffery Streaming New Single

Savatage/T.S.O. guitarist Chris Caffery is streaming the new single "Death By Design." The song will appear on the fourth solo release and follow up to 2008's "House of Insanity." More information on the release is expected shortly.

Check out "Death By Design" here:

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Halcyon Way Releases "Web Of Lies" Video

Atlanta's Halcyon Way has posted a new music video for the new track "Web of Lies." The song appears on the upcoming new album "Conquer," which is scheduled to be released soon. The video was directed by Chance White of White Flame Studios. "Conquer" was produced by guitarist Jon Bodan and mixed by Lasse Lammert, with vocal production by Seth Von Paulus.

The video was premiered at ProgPower USA last weekend. Check it out:

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Symbolica Releases New Music Video

Brazilian metal act Symbolica, featuring Code of Silence/Human Fortress vocalist Gus Monsanto, posted a new music video for the song "Awake the Wrath of Angels." The song appears on the 2012 debut "Procession."

The video was directed by Jeff Dutra & Hortencia Medeiros, produced by Soul Produtora, with the screenplay directed by guitarist Junior Zeka. Check out the video here:

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Agony Face Posts Trailer For New Album

Italian "surrealistic death metal" act Agony Face posted a teaser clip for the upcoming sophomore LP "CLX Stormy Quibblings." The album is set for release on November 18th via My Kingdom Music.

Check out the teaser here:

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Dragonsclaw Posts New Music Video For "Fly"

Australian traditional metal band Dragonsclaw released a new music video for the track "Fly: Defenders of the Skies, Pt. II." The song appears on the latest LP "Judgement Day," which is available via Killer Metal Records.

The video was filmed at the Bald Faced Stag in Sydney and was produced & edited by Shane 'Swanee' Thomson. Check it out here:

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Norhod Posts Trailer For New Music Video

Italian symphonic death act Norhod posted up a teaser clip for the new music video "Fading With The Dark." The song appears on the upcoming debut LP "The Blazing Lily," which is scheduled for release via Wormholedeath on October 7th. The album is released digitally today September 10th.

Check out the teaser clip here:

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Death Angel Posts In Studio Album Trailer

Legendary Bay area thrash act Death Angel posted an in studio album trailer for the upcoming release "The Dream Calls For Blood," which is set to drop October 11th (Europe), October 14th (UK) and October 15th (North America). The video features interview clips and behind the scenes footage, along with clips of the album's title track (streaming here).

Check out the trailer here:

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Battle Beast Posts Lyric Video For "Over The Top"

Finnish act Battle Beast posted a new lyric video for the "Over the Top." The song appears on the band's new album entitled "Battle Beast," which is available via Nuclear Blast. Check it out here:

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Atrocity Posts New Music Video

German metal pioneers Atrocity posted a music video for the track "Murder Blood Assassination." The track appearson the latest LP "Okkult," which is available now via Napalm Records. A review for the album can be found over here.

The video features recording studio footage. Check it out here:

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