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Metal News for September 15, 2013

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14 news articles posted on this day.

Death By Cemetery Releases Music Video

Pueblo, Colorado instrumental three-piece Death By Cemetery has released a new music video for "Dreams of a Sleeping Giant," which was directed by Clint Stewart and can be viewed below. Death By Cemetery consists of:

Guitar - Ernest Garduno
Bass - Travis Marshall
Drums - Zack Blanc

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Alkira Posts "The Night Mare" Video

South Australian metal act Alkira has released a music video for "The Night Mare," taken from the recently released "Red Devil" EP.

The clip was filmed and produced by Brett Hookham in the band's home town of Strathalbyn in the Adelaide Hills. Check it out below. The full EP's track listing is as follows:

1. Red Devil
2. Hell's March
3. The Night Mare
4. Masks of the World

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Aeons Confer To Release New Album

Germany's symphonic dark metal band Aeons Confer is due to release new album "Symphonies Of Saturnus" this coming October, 2013.

A CD release show has been scheduled for October 12th in Hamburg, with full details available at this location. You can also watch the music video for "Aeonized" below.

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Logical Terror Releases Lyric Video

Italy's Logical Terror has teamed up with got-djent.com to release a new lyric video for "Nameless." The track is the opening song from debut full-length album "Almost Human" and can be heard in the player below.

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Against The Hollow Posts "Absence Of Light" Single

Danish outfit Against the Hollow has release a new single titled "Absence Of Light." The track was engineered, produced, mixed, and mastered by Marco Angioni at Death Island Studios. Give the song a listen below. Against the Hollow is:

Lasse Norén - Vocals
Alexander Rahbek - Guitar and backing vocals
Thomas Madsen - Drums
Niels Kristian Skov Jensen - Guitar
Mike Kusk - Bass

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Dissected Souls Streaming New Single

Darjeeling based band Dissected Souls has released the "Sovereign" single online, which can be heard in the player below.

The track was recorded, mixed. and mastered by Debojyoti Sanyal at Storeroom Media. More info on the band can be found at Facebook here.

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The Royal Blasphemy Releases Music Video

The Royal Blasphemy has released a new music video for "Corruption," a track appearing on the band's "Prelude for Idiocrazy" EP that will also be included on an upcoming full-lenght album. The video was written and directed by Rui Balao and can be viewed below.

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Hollow Streaming New Track

Canadian outfit Hollow has posted a new song online titled "Hate," which was mixed and recorded at Uplift Studios by Kevin Jardine. Give the song a listen in the player below.

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Aborym Posts Live Footage

Aborym has posted live footage online of the band performing "Helter Skelter Youth" at the Brutal Assault festival 2013. Check it out below.

"Helter Skelter Youth" comes off the band's latest album "Dirty" (reviewed here). You can also watch the band's video for the title track at this location.

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Sunday Old School: Praying Mantis

A look back through the Sunday Old School archives will help you find a plethora of bands from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, from stars such as Iron Maiden and Saxon to somewhat lesser known acts like Jaguar and Angel Witch. Today, we will look at another band from the scene, which never became celebrities like some of their contemporaries, but like Raven and Tygers Of Pan Tang, established themselves as one of the standout acts of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, a group by the name of Praying Mantis. Praying Mantis were formed by brothers Tino and Chris Troy in 1974 but despite the early formation, it would take them five years to record their first demo, "The Soundhouse Tapes," which was named such because they, like many other bands at the time, recorded it at the Spaceward studio, owned by DJ Neal Kay, who also managed the Heavy Metal Soundhouse club. They followed this with their first single the next year, an eponymous track which featured the song, "High Roller" as a B-side, along with another short release entitled, "The Soundhouse Tapes Part 2" in 1981. These releases and supporting slots for bigger acts garnered the attention of Artista Records who signed them up and distributed their first full length album, "Time Tells No Lies," also in 1981. The debut is considered their best known work to date, as well as perhaps, their highest quality of material.

Despite the favourable response they found after their debut, the band soon entered a turbulent period. They recorded a version of the song, "I Surrender," by Russ Ballard, but unfortunately for them, Rainbow, the band formed by ex Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, had also recorded their take on the track, which prevented Praying Mantis from releasing theirs. To add insult to injury, the Rainbow version went on to be a hit single worldwide. Instead, Praying Mantis recorded a single called "Cheated," which was only able to reach number 69 on the British singles chart. They followed this with a cover of The Kinks’ classic, "All Day and All of the Night," which also did relatively poorly, causing Artista to drop them from the label. They released one more single through Jet Records entitled, "Turn the Tables," which was also unsuccessful and the band decided to call it a day soon afterwards. They did however briefly return under the new moniker, "Stratus" for an album named, "Throwing Shapes," though they went no further than this one album. More...

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Lost Moon Posts Tour Dates

Lost Moon has posted a few confirmed European dates in support of its second album "Tales from the Sun," which was released earlier in the year. The dates follow below, with more to follow. Also, stream three tracks from "Tales from the Sun" below.

Lost Moon was conceived by the Paolucci brothers on guitars and drums back in the 90's, releasing its debut "King of Dogs" in 2008. Their sound is an interesting blend of heavy psychedelic stoner and hard tribal rhythms.


31 October- Wienn (A)
1 November- Norden(GER)
2 November-Amsterdam (ND)

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Broken Hope Streaming New Track

Another new track from the upcoming Broken Hope album "Omen of Disease" has become available to stream. Listen to that song, "The Flesh Mechanic," below. Century Media will be unleashing the release on September 30th (EU) and October 1st (US).

"The Flesh Mechanic" track is now being shot into an official video directed by Cory Soria at Zynderia Productions in Lincoln Heights, and starring the acting debut of veteran metal guitarist Dino Cazares (Fear Factory, Asesino) as the gory antagonist.

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Cancer Announces Reunion

British death metal favourites Cancer have announced that they will be reforming their original lineup to perform at a number of festivals, where they will play material from their first three albums, which are all being re-released later this year through Cyclone Empire.

No other details are currently available but more information is expected to be announced soon. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"Through persistent demand from Cancer fans and a process of gang pressing we’re happy to announce a reformation of the classic line-up, John Walker (vocals, guitar), Carl Stokes (drums), Ian Buchanan (bass) and Barry Savage (guitar), to promote our first three albums (1990's 'To the Gory End,' 1991's 'Death Shall Rise,' 1993's 'The Sins of Mankind') which are being re-released by Cyclone Empire records later this year. Check us out when we play the festivals and remember to hold on to your bollocks!"

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Interview

ProgPower Interview: Wolverine

It’s one thing to hear about a foreign country. It’s another thing entirely to visit it in person. Moreover, it’s a completely different ballgame to actually be playing a show in a foreign country an entire ocean away within a day of arriving. Several bands at ProgPower USA XIV would be doing just that, summoning reserves of energy they might not have known they had for the roar of the crowd. It’s yet another thing to meet with press ahead of even performing, but the Swedes of Wolverine did more than put up with me -- they were actually excited to talk!

Before they got to even put their merchandise down, the bandmates met me in the lobby of Center Stage while other bands were soundchecking inside the main hall. Vocalist Stefan Zäll was a warm presence, exuding calm, and drummer Marcus Losbjer had the look of eager anticipation all over him. They wore the kind of excitement you’d expect from a younger band on their sleeves that afternoon, so that you could hardly tell that they had been around since 1995.

That spirit, coupled with their passionate blend of progressive metal, was exactly why their band was a perfect choice for the festival, and made me very happy to be sitting with them. It’s that sort of passion a record label would love to see, and it just so happened that I was just about to find out: Wolverine is looking for a record label. Right now. (Inside Out, Nightmare, Laser’s Edge, Frontiers, Nuclear Blast, Century Media -- heads up!) More...

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