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Metal News for September 16, 2013

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35 news articles posted on this day.

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12 Years In The Making: Gorguts Talks New Album

Twelve years after "From Wisdom to Hate," Canada's legendary Gorguts is back to desecrate the metal scene with "Colored Sands."

The blend of technical death and avant-garde black metal that forms "Colored Sands" is out now, and in support of the release front man Luc Lemay got in touch with us to dissect the album and discuss how more than a decade of inactivity affected the band.

Read on for a complete track-by-track breakdown and in-depth look at the Tibetan lyrical themes of "Colored Sands," along with what band Luc thinks is currently killing it on the live circuit. More...

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Inferno Announces New Album Release

Czech black metallers Inferno will release a new album entitled "Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness" this coming September 24th worldwide. A video trailer for the release is available now below.

The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Necromorbus Studio by Tore Stjerna (Watain, Ondskapt, Valkyrja). Fenomeno Design (Blut Aus Nord, Glorior Belli, Perdition) prepared the layout.

"Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness" is the second release recorded with the new line-up of Adramelech (vocals), Ska-gul (guitars) and Sarapis (drummer). The album also features guest bass lines played by Beldaroh (Besatt).

Agonia Records comments: "The band's 6th album is a leap forward in comparison with the previous release, 'Black Devotion.' While straightforward black metal and melodic riffs are still present, 'Omniabsence Filled By His Greatness' gained in terms of quality and atmosphere. Dissonant passages go now hand in hand with a delicate use of psychedelia, the compositions became more demanding."

1. Pervasion
2. The Firstborn from Murk
3. The Funeral of Existence
4. Revelations Through the Void
5. The Vertical Fissure of the Most Distant End
6. Metastasis of Realistic Visions More...

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Spider Rockets Releases "Going Down" Video

After the band's first foray into video land with "Scream" two years ago, Spider Rockets has now released a video for "Going Down."

The song lyrics play off the sexual and hostile interpretations suggested by the track's title, often walking a very fine line between the two. Singer Helena Cos comments: "I wanted the listeners to make up their own minds which way I'm leaning when I'm singing, 'When you come here you're going down."

The video weaves around vintage black and white footage to add a bit of levity into what is otherwise far from a funny song. This idea was inspired by videos from other legendary rock bands like Ratt's "You're in Love," Iron Maiden's "Run to the Hills," and Metallica's "One."

"We were also on a budget and knew we'd have to fill some frames," admits guitarist John Nap, "and it's amazing how much they were asking us to pay for some other common rights 'free' footage that never made the video, like clips of Betty Boop and Popeye!" More...

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My Silent Wake Announces Split Album

Quam Libet Records in Switzerland and Roxx Records in Los Angeles are excited to announce a new joint venture of a brand new split release album featuring British death/doom metal band My Silent Wake and Switzerland’s very own Pylon.

Roxx Records will secure distribution for North America while Quam Libet Records will handle distribution throughout Europe and Asia.

The album, titled "Empyrean Rose," will be released in the fall of 2013 and is scheduled to contain a total of 11 tracks: five brand new and unreleased tracks from My Silent Wake and six brand new or previously unreleased tracks from Pylon.

This album will be released digitally to all markets and in a strictly limited edition digipack pressing of 500 pieces split between the two labels. The track listing is:

My Silent Wake
1. Tower Walk
2. Tearing Worlds Apart
3. Mirrored
4. NDE part 2
5. Welcome To The Village

Pylon
6. Doomstone 2013 (with Jordan Cutajar on vocals)
7. Droid (Candlemass Cover)
8. By Loving Forces (Unreleased Track)
9. Falling In To The Sun (2013 Remix)
10. Golden Voice (2013 Remix featuring Matt Brand on Vocals)
11. Post Tenebras Lux (Unreleased Track)

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Reflections Announces New Tour Dates

Reflections has announced new tour dates with Erra in support of the "Exi(s)t" album, due out October 22nd, 2013. Details are available below.

Produced by Eyal Levi at Audiohammer Studios, this is the band's follow up to last year's "The Fantasy Effect." You can check out the song "My Cancer" below, and vocalist Jake Foster comments: "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."

10/19/13 - Minneapolis, MN - The Garage (CD Release Show)
10/20/13 - Lawrence, KS - The Bottleneck
10/22/13 - Austin, TX - The Dirty Dog Bar
10/23/13 - Tyler, TX - Crossroads
10/24/13 - Tupelo, MS - Goodtime Charlies
10/25/13 - Birmingham, AL - The Forge
10/26/13 - Douglasville, GA - The 7 Venue
10/27/13 - Cleveland, TN - The Warehouse
10/29/13 - Indianapolis, IN - Emerson Theater
10/30/13 - Columbus, OH - Kobo Live More...

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Toxic Holocaust Streaming New Song

Portland's Toxic Holocaust today offer up another sampling from impending "Chemistry Of Consciousness" full-length with "Out Of The Fire," now streaming below courtesy of MetalSucks.

The album was recorded by the band, mixed with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at GodCity Studio, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, From Ashes Rise, Nails) at Audiosiege Engineering.

Elaborates Toxic Holocaust mastermind Joel Grind, "With each record, I like to continue down the same path I've started at but do so without rehashing the same ideas over and over. With Chemistry Of Consciousness, I brought in a heavy dose of punk back into our sound. This record brings influence from bands ranging from Anti-Cimex, Warfare, Infernal Majesty, GBH, Discharge, Autopsy and Chaos UK, just to name a small few. Those bands are just a starting point to give you an idea of what's to come.

"First and foremost, it sounds like Toxic Holocaust, and that is always what's most important to me. Lyrically, I went off with topics I've never explored before. Lots of social and political commentary without trying to be preachy or blatant about it. There's no lyrics like 'the government sucks' or whatever but I was just really pissed off about what I see around me and that's what really fueled a lot of it. There is also a heavy dose of conspiracy and true life war crime topics. Lots of really sinister and evil stuff. Even the songs that seem like they're about one thing on the surface, after delving into them, are actually about something more. I'm anxious to get this record out there and to start touring again!" More...

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Ecliptyka Posts Promo Shoot Video

Eclipytka has posted behind the scenes footage online from the band's recent time with photographer Renan Facciolo shooting new promo pics. Check out the video below. The band is also currently working on a new album at Family Mob Studios to see release later this year.

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Righteous Vendetta Posts New Music Video

Wyoming's Righteous Vendetta has teamed up with Noisecreep.com to premiere a music video for the band's new single "This Pain," taken from the upcoming release "The Fire Inside," due out October 8th, 2013. Watch the clip below.

Singer Ryan Hayes told Noisecreep, "'This Pain' was a song that came to us as we witnessed people in our personal lives become victim to suicide. The song exists to speak to both young and old that no matter what pain you may be going through in life it can be overcome. Love is the key and it is all around us. The video was a visual representation of what we wanted 'This Pain' to be."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Defiance
2. This Pain
3. What You've Done
4. With Love
5. The Fire Inside
6. So Long
7. Inside My Eyes
8. Fight Back
9. Far Away
10. Back to Life
11. Losing Control
12. For the Skeptic
13. John The Revelator
14. Reason More...

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We Are All Savages Announces Vinyl Release

Hail the dawn of a new apocalyptic age in brutal metal with the release of "This Place is Death," the debut LP from Brooklyn’s doom and sludge quartet, We Are All Savages.

Produced by Brendan Tobin (Made Out of Babies, Titan, Battilus) at Ice Cream Audio in Brooklyn, NY, and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, OFF!, High On Fire) at Audioseige in Portland, OR, "This Place is Death" will also feature cover art by designer Mark McCormick (Red Fang, YOB, Witch Mountain).

With recording completed, We Are All Savages has launched a Kickstarter fundraising campaign for a 12” vinyl only release. The limited 200 piece pressing of this album will be made available to backers in early 2014 and the general public later that year. Digital download codes will also be included with the record. Rewards offer fans to be part of the record release experience, such as having their name printed in the album’s liner notes, rare and unique items from the band, and even a personal performance. Full details on the campaign are available right here. More...

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Vicinity To Release "Awakening" Album

The Norwegian progressive/power metal band Vicinity will soon be releasing debut full-length album "Awakening," which was mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X, James LaBrie etc.).

"Awakening" is due out September 20th in Norway and October 11th in the rest of Europe. The track "Mass Delusion" can be heard below, and the full album's track listing is as follows:

1. Mass Delusion
2. Opportunities Lost
3. Across the River
4. Walk All the Way
5. The Time for Change
6. Awakening More...

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Ideogram Splits With Drummer

Ideogram has posted the following announcement online about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"We are sorry to announce that for character and professional reasons the Mime it's not our drummer anymore.

"We decided to not search another fifth member and to continue our way using drum machines and computers, making our sound even more experimental. This rub will not slow us down and our future projects: we are preparing a lot of news, first of all the new trailer 'Confess' will be online next Sunday."

Ideogram now is:

Opera - Voice
Kabuki - Growl / Guitars
Grand Guignol - Scream / Keyboards
Absurd- Bass Guitar More...

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Grave Miasma Streaming Full Album

The North American edition of the debut full-length album from U.K. death metal alchemists Grave Miasma has now been unleashed upon the feeble mortal coil.

Until tomorrow (September 17th), “Odori Sepulcrorum” can be streamed in its entirety at Pitchfork.com here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Death’s Meditative Trance
2. Ascension Eye
3. Ovation to a Thousand Lost Reveries (streaming below)
4. Eeschatos
5. Odoratus Sepulcrorum
6. -
7. Seven Coils
8. Ossuary More...

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The Gabriel Construct Posts Drum Video

Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour, Sky Eats Airplane, ex-Periphery) has posted his final drum tracking video from The Gabriel Construct's debut album, "Interior City."

The video, which can be viewed below, documents his performance of "Curing Somatization," the album's climactic final song.

The Gabriel Construct is the project of Gabriel Riccio, a vocalist, pianist and composer currently residing in Chicago, IL. "Interior City" also features Tom Murphy (ex-Periphery) on bass, and was mixed & mastered by Taylor Larson (Periphery, Darkest Hour). You can stream the full album at this location. More...

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Rising Announces "Abominor" Album

Danish doom-infused metal outfit Rising today confirms the release of a pending second LP this Fall, on the band's own newly-founded independent label, Indisciplinarian. The following press release was issued about the coming album:

"After two crushing EPs, Rising released debut album 'To Solemn Ash' via Exile On Mainstream in 2011, after which the band toured extensively, playing more than fifty shows throughout Europe. In the meantime, the band forged new and fiercer material, fuelled by growing differences within the band. The result is Rising's second album, 'Abominor,' now confirmed for an early November release. The album was to be the final material from this particular constellation of the band, marking the end of an era, and a new beginning...

"Containing nine tracks running nearly forty minutes in duration, Abominor displays a faster, more aggressive and gritty side to the Rising sound. With the songwriting process the band envisioned a somewhat harsher and loose album as a development from the more epic and melodic songs of To Solemn Ash, incorporating more punk influences while remaining true to the trademark Rising sound. Abominor was produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, who also produced the band's To Solemn Ash LP and their debut EP, and the artwork created by singer/bassist Henrik Hald.

"However, Abominor is to be the last album from this incarnation of Rising. The year leading up to the recording of the album had shown severe disagreements creatively and personally within the band, and upon completion of the album, drummer Johansen and singer/bassist Hald left the band. Abominor thereby signifies the end of an era for Rising and as a result of the demise, there will be no tours or live performances directly in support of the album. More...

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Sorrowseed Reveals New Album Info

After nearly two years of work, New England female-fronted metal band Sorrowseed has announced the release date, track listing, and artwork for second full length studio release, "Nemesis Engine."

The album will be released on October 31st for both physical and digital distribution by CD Baby and on iTunes & Bandcamp. The album was recorded in Williamsburg, Massachusetts by Clay Neely (Black Pyramid) and mixed & mastered in Mastic, New York by Dan Malloy (Cradle of Filth, World Under Blood, System Divide, et al.) Sorrowseed comments:

"This will be the first album by the band to feature new drummer Prometheus B. Subrick (Rick Lowell of Blacksoul Seraphim), who joined the band in January 2012. The album will also feature a variety of guest guitar soloists, including current live guitarist for the band Eric Pellegrini, Chris Adamcek, Funeris of Sin Origin, and, most notably, Andy LaRocque of King Diamond. The album’s artwork was created by Doyle Daigle II (Hildor Anduv of Dethlehem).

"The release show for Nemesis Engine will take place on Wednesday, October 30th at the South Shore Music Hall in Quincy, Massachusetts. The band will perform a special set consisting of the entire new album, followed by familiar live staples from their first album, the 2CD double record The Extinction Prophecies. Also featured on this show will be fellow New England bands Scourge, Forevers’ Fallen Grace, and Devil’s Feedback (featuring Justin Sane of Joint Damage)." More...

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Stealing Axion Releases New Single

Stealing Axion has released a new single online titled "BFS9," which can be heard at Bandcamp here or in the player provided below.

You can also check out the previously posted music video for "Solar" at this location. "Solar" comes off the band's last full-length album "Moments" (reviewed here).

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Beastmilk Premieres New Track

Finland's Beastmilk today premieres the new track "Love in a Cold World" online. Check it out at Ptichfork.com here.

The track hails from the band's forthcoming debut album, "Climax," set for international release on November 29th through Svart Records. According to a press release, the album "poignantly combines haunting clean vocals, darkly shimmering melodies, and a throbbing rhythmic pulse to create an atmospheric yet energetic journey into post-punk's past, present, and definitely its future."

The album will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats via Svart. The label also comments:

"Elements of a gloomier Joy Division, an angrier Echo & The Bunnymen, a medicated Killing Joke, and even a lush layering of Peter Murphy - all this, and vastly more, describes the immediately memorable 3D darkness of Beastmilk. Born in 2010 during a nuclear winter in Helsinki, Finland, the void-mothers of Beastmilk kick out an irradiated dust of what they appropriately dub 'apocalyptic post-punk.' More...

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Nightwish Reveals "Showtime, Storytime" Details

Finland's Nightwish has revealed more details for an upcoming new live DVD. "Showtime, Storytime" will be released on November 29th.

"Showtime, Storytime" contains the entire Nightwish headliner show, played at the legendary Wacken Open Air. The live show in the front of 85,000 screaming metalheads was directed by Ville Lipiäinen, filmed with seventeen cameras and having a total duration of 85 minutes.

The second disc consists of 120-minute tour documentary "Please Learn The Setlist in 48 Hours" – also directed by Ville Lipiäinen - with no short of drama or overall madness. Also, there is a 16-minute Nightwish table hockey tournament, filmed on tour.

On top of this there are two music clips: "I Want My Tears Back" (Live at Hartwall Arena) and "Ghost Love Score" (Live in Buenos Aires).

The Wacken Open Air appearance was the first of the three final shows of the band’s "Imaginaerum World Tour" 2013, which saw the Norsemen and their Dutch amazon Floor Jansen (Revamp) playing 104 concerts in 34 different countries. More...

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Equilibrium Gearing Up For Heidenfest

German epic metal act Equilibrium will return to the road this week, taking part in this year’s edition of the Heidenfest tour alongside Finnish genre mates Ensiferum and Turisas, as well as Suidakra and special guests Frosttide. Don’t miss the madness on the following dates:

20.09. D Leipzig - Hellraiser
21.09. D Giessen - Hessenhalle (Extended#@)
22.09. BE Antwerp - Trix (Extended *@)
23.09. F Paris - Bataclan
24.09. D Saarbrücken - Garage
25.09. I Milano - Live Club
26.09. A Wien - Arena
27.09. D Geiselwind - Musichall (Extended #@)
28.09. D München - Backstage (Extended #@)
29.09. CH Pratteln - Z7
30.09. D Hamburg - Markthalle
01.10. D Berlin - Postbahnhof
02.10. CZ Zlin - Masters of Rock Cafe
03.10. A Wien - Arena
04.10. D Stuttgart - LKA Longhorn (Extended #@)
05.10. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle (Extended *#@)
06.10. NL Tillburg - O13 Heidenfest (Extended *@)

HEIDEVOLK (*)
RIGER (#)
GERNOTSHAGEN (#)
WINTERSTORM (@)

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Demonic Christ Signs With Hells Headbangers

Hells Headbangers today announces the signing of long-running American black metal cult Demonic Christ. The following press release was issued about the signing:

"Widely respected in the international underground and led by ex-Mythic frontwoman Dana Duffey, Demonic Christ released the classic Punishment for Ignorance debut in 1995, long ahead of the curve and many years before "USBM" became well-known nomenclature. And although they've been quiet on the release front since 1996, Demonic Christ are currently finalizing their new, second album, which will be their first for Hells Headbangers. Entitled The Great Purge, the first taste of their trademark blasphemy 'n' desecration can be heard below.

"To celebrate this long-awaited return, Demonic Christ will embark upon a North American tour in November with Ptahil as direct support at all shows. Branded 'Summoning the Serpent Fire,' the tour will culminate with a vaunted appearance at this year's Messe Des Morts festival."

November 22nd - Columbus, OH
November 23rd - Baltimore, MD
November 24th - Providence, RI
November 25th - Boston, MA
November 26th - Buffalo, NY
November 27th - Toronto, CAN
November 28th - Montreal, CAN @ Messe Des Morts Festival III More...

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Psilocybe Larvae Announces Lineup Changes

Psilocybe Larvae has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's guitarist and drummer:

"Hello folks! It's time to share some important news with you all. This summer, the band has parted ways with guitarist Andrey 'Luke' Lukashkov and drummer Ilya 'Alan' Piyaev.

"We do really appreciate their contribution in the band success. We had a good time together, recorded some good albums, played a lot of great gigs. But time brings about changes and everybody goes his own way. We wish Andrey and Alan good luck and success in all of their future endeavors.

"And now we are happy to introduce you our brothers in arms and old friends from the industrial metal band Vergeltung: Konstantin Kot'h (guitar) and Evgeny 'Evg' Trefilov (drums) as the new members of Psilocybe Larvae. They are great guys and skilled musicians who can help us reach the goals we set for ourselves.

"We are in a great shape and currently working on our tour dates. Keep checking for more updates at our Facebook page." More...

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Lodges To Release Debut LP

Lodges is about to release debut LP "Walking On Hands And Knees" via Straigth & Alert Records (France), Swarm of Nails Records (France) and Enjoyment Records (England).

Lodges started during the summer 2013 in Paris, rising from the ashes of previous band Donkey Punch. According to a press release, the band's sound has "evolved to something heavier and darker than ever before, somewhere between Catharsis, Lewd Acts, Converge, Cursed or Trap Them."

Check out a new track off the release, titled "Wall," in the Bandcamp player available below. More...

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White Arms Of Athena Cancels Show Due To Injury

White Arms of Athena has checked in with the following announcement about canceling tonight's show due to the band's drummer being injured:

"There was an emergency late last night with our drummer Austin. Unfortunately the top of his thumb was sliced off, and there is no way we can jam tonight with Intronaut and Vattnet Viskar.

"The last thing we want to do is cancel, but there is no way around it. We love ya'll, and hope ya'll understand. We are still going to support both touring bands and YOU SHOULD TOO!! Go to our Twitter for evidence."

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Diabolical Posts "Metamorphosis" Video

Swedish death metal masters Diabolical have released an official video for the track “Metamorphosis,” which is taken from the “Neogenesis” album.

“Neogenesis” is a concept album uniting an eleven chapter post-apocalyptic novel and will be made available as a exclusive limited first edition Mediabook.

Vocalist and guitarist Sverker comments: "We wanted this video to have a close symbolic connection to the philosophy and concept of 'Neogenesis'. The theme of this particular chapter of the novel is reflected in the transformation you see in the video. Superficially something monstrous is transformed into something beautiful which represents a metamorphosis of something much more profound. Those who hear the album and read the book will understand."

You can also check out the previously posted clip for "Into Oblivion" at this location.

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Tad Morose Posts Teaser Clip Of New Track

Tad Morose posted a teaser clip of the new track "Beneath A Veil of Crying Souls," the new single, which will be released on September 28th. The song appears on the band's first album in ten years "Revenant," which is scheduled for release on November 20th via Despotz Records.

The track listing for "Revenant" is:

1. Beneath a Veil of Crying Souls
2. Follow
3. Babylon
4. Within a Dream
5. Ares
6. Absence of Light
7. Death Embrace
8. Dance of the Damned
9. Spirit World
10. Timeless Dreaming
11. Millenium Lie
12. Gypsy More...

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Amon Amarth Announces Tour With Enslaved

Swedish heavy metal titans Amon Amarth have announced a headline tour of the U.S. for January and February 2014 in support of newly released album "Deceiver of The Gods."

Very special guest on the dates will be Enslaved with additional support from Skeletonwitch.

Amon Amarth's Johan Hegg comments, "After our successful part of the Rockstar Mayhem Festival this summer, it is with great confidence we'll be heading back to North America as the headliner in January. We are proud and happy to announce that our friends in Enslaved and Skeletonwitch will be supporting us on this raid and pillage tour across the continent! Come and join us for all the fun of a real metal show! WE. SHALL.DESTROY!"

Dates are as follows: More...

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Beyond The Morninglight Unveils EP Artwork

Beyond the Morninglight has revealed the cover artwork for the band's new EP "Lifelines," which can be viewed below. The full EP's track listing is:

1. Lifelines Part One (streaming here)
2. Lifelines Part Two
3. Looking Back
4. Ashes More...

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Dream Theater Streams New Album

Dream Theater has teamed up with Rolling Stone to offer a full album stream of the new album, simply entitled "Dream Theater."

The album officially drops on September 24th, 2013 via Roadrunner Music.

To hear the stream, head on over to this location, or check it out in the SoundCloud player below and let us know what you think in the comments section. More...

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Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013 Schedule Announcement

AUSTIN, TX (SEPTEMBER 12, 2013) - The eighth annual FUN FUN FUN FEST (FFF Fest) unveils the daily schedule of music and comedy performances during the festival at Auditorium Shores in Austin November 8-10, 2013. Also just announced, is the FFF Nites lineup, which are the nightly after parties free with a festival wristband.

"There's really something for everyone in this year's daily lineup. Folks are in for a special treat on any of the three days," says FFF Fest Founder Graham Williams. "We're very excited about the amazing list of FFF Nites artists who help us keep the music going all weekend long."

Festival producers Transmission Events are once again bringing a mix of new, up-and-coming talent, rare performances, and fan favorites each day of the festival. And, the fun will continue after the park closes each night during FFF Nites with shows at participating venues all around Austin. The music of FFF Fest combines everything from indie rock to hip-hop, punk to electronic, metal to folk, comedy to action sports.

Metal Underground brought you the news on past Fun Fun Fun festivals including reports on Danzig, Slayer and The Sword

Check the schedule below to determine when to see bands such as Slayer, Gojira, Flag, Pelican, Cro-Mags, Quicksand and Body Count. More...

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Rhapsody Of Fire Unveils Album Art & Track List

Italian power metal act Rhapsody Of Fire unveiled the cover artwork & track list for the upcoming album "Dark Wings Of Steel." The album is scheduled for release on November 22nd (EU) and December 3rd (USA) via AFM as a CD, Limited Edition Digipak and Limited Edition Vinyl.

The track listing is:

1. Vis Divina
2. Rising From Tragic Flames
3. Angel Of Light
4. Tears Of Pain
5. Fly To Crystal Skies
6. My Sacrifice
7. Silver Lake Of Tears
8. Custode Di Pace
9. A Tale Of Magic
10. Dark Wings Of Steel
11. Sad Mystic Moon

Bonus track on Digipak & Vinyl:

12. A Candle To Light (extended version) More...

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Hibria Posts Live Footage From Japanese Tour

Brazilian power metal act Hibria posted video footage of the band's performance in Japan on September 4th. The song "Stare At Yourself" (from the 2004 debut LP "Defying the Rules") was recorded at Shibuya O-East in Tokyo, Japan. The band is touring in support of the latest LP "Silent Revenge," which is out now via AFM Records.

Check out the video here:

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Epysode Posts "Fantasmagoria" EPK Video

Belgian based metal act Epysode posted a video EPK for the upcoming sophomore LP "Fantasmagoria." The album drops on October 11th via AFM Records. The album features guest appearances from: Mike LePond (Symphony X), Henning Basse (MaYaN), Tom Englund (Evergrey), Simone Mularoni (DGM), Leo Margarit (Pain of Salvation), Julien Spreutels (Ethernity), Ida Haukland (Triosphere), Matt Marinelli (Borealis) and Tezzi Persson (Between the Silence).

The track list for "Fantasmagoria" is:

1. File-41-80-2
2. The Arch
3. Morning Rose
4. Venom
5. The Black Parade
6. T.H.O.R.N.S.
7. Garden Of Exile
8. Raven’s Curse
9. Living Fortress
10. Fantasmagoria
11. The Inheritance
12. Now And Forever
13. Forgotten Symphony
14. Unreal

Check out the video here: More...

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Zaltana Posts Lyric Video For New Track

Brazilian metal act Zaltana, featuring multi-musician Tito Falaschi (Ex-Symbols and brother of Ex-Angra vocalist Edu Falaschi) on drums, posted a lyric video for the track "Sovereign." The debut release is expected this year, though no release date has been revealed yet.

Zaltana is:

Mischa Marmade - Vocals
Tito Falaschi - Drums
Hilton Torres - Guitars
Dann Feltrin - Guitars
Caio Bianchi - Bass

Check out "Sovereign" here: More...

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Exlibris Posts New Music Video "No Guts, No Glory"

Polish metal act Exlibris posted a music video for the new track "No Guts, No Glory." The song appears on the band's first album in seven years "Humagination." The sophomore effort is set for release via Metal Mind Productions on September 23rd (Poland), October 21st (EU) and November 5th (U.S.).

Exlibris was formed in 2003 in Warsaw. In 2006, the band self-released its debut LP "Skyward." Check out "No Guts, No Glory" here:

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Sabaton Posts Second DVD Clip - "Uprising"

Sabaton posted a second live clip - "Uprising" (from the 2008 release "The Art of War") - which was captured from the band's performance at the Woodstock Festival in Poland in 2012. The clip is part of the upcoming DVD/2CD live release "Swedish Empire Live," which is out on September 20, 2013 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band previously posted a clip of "Ghost Division," which can be seen over here.

"Swedish Empire Live" can be preorderd at this location in the various formats, including: 2Blu-Ray Digi, 2DVD Digi, DVD (Poland only), CD Digi, 2LP (limited black vinyl in gatefold + poster), 2LP (limited yellow vinyl in gatefold + poster) (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only), Earbook (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook) and Special Leather Hardcover Earbook (Nuclear Blast Mailorder only) (2Blu-Ray + 2DVD + CD + exclusive bonus CD, 48 pages Earbook).

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