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Metal News for September 17, 2013

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Pit Stories: Crashing The Interview

Every week we check in with rock and metal acts from all corners of the globe to get their best stories from live shows. This week we move beyond the pit to hear from Christina Kasper of Ottawa band Doll about a drunk fan crashing an interview:

One of the first interviews Doll ever did was with the guys on I'm With The Band TV. We decided to do it outside the venue we had just played, right after our gig. Little did we know it was near "The Liquor Store Party Bar" at 2am... a bar that's known for catering and over serving to a younger crowd on weekends.

So the interview was going on normally when all of a sudden bars close and out comes the crazies! This drunk ass girl comes up to the camera blabbing about her new iPhone. Instead of stopping the interview we figured we'd go along with it and have bit of fun. So after she told us she loved life hehe we asked her if she loved Doll and of course she did and she loved our live show... although I'm pretty sure she had never heard of us or was even at the show! Different music crowd I think! After a few minutes her boyfriend and friend came looking for her and took her away from the cameras.

After that is when the madness begins. Her boyfriend brought her to a wall directly behind where the cameras where filming. She started puking which was to be expected. It was hard to continue the interview with a straight face. Then all of a sudden her dress came off and she started peeing right behind us... Golden showers everywhere and in front of a huge crowd and cameras rolling. When she noticed people were starring at her she began to cry, still with her dress off, completely naked. I guess kids don't wear underwear these days...

Anyhow her boyfriend came and confronted us when he figured what was going on and we told him we wouldn't release any of it...and since we're nice guys we didn't but part of the excitement can be found in the video below.

Check out the beginning of the interview (minus the puking and urinating) in the player below, or find more info on Doll at the band's Facebook profile here. Be sure to also check back in again next Tuesday for more Pit Stories.

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Haken Posts "Cockroach King" Video

Haken has released a video, in "full VHS quality," for the exclusive 7" single edit of the track "Cockroach King." Check it out below.

"Cockroach King" comes off the band's newly released album "The Mountain" (reviewed here). You can also watch the previous music video for "Pareidolia" at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. The Path
2. Atlas Stone
3. Cockroach King
4. In Memoriam
5. Because It’s There
6. Falling Back To Earth
7. As Death Embraces
8. Pareidolia
9. Somebody More...

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The Skull Performance Footage Available

The Skull - featuring original Trouble members vocaist Eric Wagner and drummer Jeff "Oly" Olson alongside the band's longtime bassist Ron Holzner with Sacred Dawn guitarists Michael Carpenter and Lothar Keller - performed at Tequila Jaxx this past Saturday, September 14th in Mentor-On-The-Lake, Ohio.

Fan-filmed video footage of the event can be seen below. This was the band's first performance with Jeff "Oly" Olson.

As previously reported, Olson rejoined The Skull last month, stating: "I know that I've mentioned that I wouldn't perform Trouble's music anymore unless it's with the other original members, but I've had a change of heart. I want to rock again."

"Although I have been having a great time playing keys for In-Graved, I miss the drums and playing classic Troublesongs. I'm still going to jam with Victor, but there is room for The Skull too."

He added: "In just a few short months, 2014 will mark the 30th anniversary year for Trouble's debut record, 'Psalm 9'. Trouble guitarists Rick Wartell and Bruce Franklin are having fun with their new record, and I had fun writing some intros for it. It's just that Eric, Ron, and myself want to jam too and celebrate our 30th anniversary as well with a tour and a new record. We've worked just as hard as Bruce and Rick over the years and we feel that we've earned the privilege to celebrate with the fans as well. There is no animosity between the two bands and we intend to keep it that way.

"We are currently writing a debut record, set for release in 2014 and I've already submitted several songs to the guys. Excitement is in the air."

The Skull's debut CD will be produced by Billy Anderson this autumn in Portland, Oregon and will be released via as-yet-undetermined record label. More...

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Domovoyd Posts New Track "Lamia"

Psychedelic warlords Domovoyd today premiere the new track "Lamia," which can be heard below courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

The track hails from the band's forthcoming "Oh Sensibility," set for international release on October 11th through Svart Records. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Introduction
2. Incarnation
3. Lamia
4. By Taking A Breath
5. Effluvial Condenser (streaming here)
6. Argenteum Astrum More...

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Skeletonwitch Releases New Music Video

Ten years ago today, brothers Nate and Chance Garnette joined forces with Scott Hedrick in a new band they opted to call Skeletonwitch.

A decade later, the blackened metal powerhouse commemorates the anniversary with the world premiere of the slasher/classic horror-themed music video for "I Am Of Death (Hell Has Arrived)," a new song from the group's fifth studio offering, "Serpents Unleashed."

Check out the video below, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting.

Comments Nate, "It's never a bad time when you combine 100 beers, several bloody sheep skulls, murder in the woods and five headbanging maniacs. It's an even better time when the end result is a killer classic/slasher video. This time we went with the 'even better time.' Enjoy!" More...

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Black Label Society Streaming "Unblackened"

Black Label Society is streaming the band's new LP in its entirety exclusively via Pandora Premieres. The forthcoming CD/DVD "Unblackened" is due out September 24th and can be heard at this location.

The CD track listing is as follows:

1. Losin' Your Mind
2. The Blessed Hellride
3. Sold My Soul
4. Road Back Home
5. Spoke In the Wheel
6. House Of Doom
7. Queen Of Sorrow
8. Machine Gun Man
9. Sweet Jesus
10. In This River
11. Throwin' It All Away More...

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Meek Is Murder Streaming New Song

Brooklyn's Meek Is Murder unveils a new song today - "More Always More/Less Is More" - giving the world its first proper taste of the band's second album, "Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters," which is due out October 22nd on vinyl via Threshold of Pain Records and digitally via the band.

"More Always More/Less Is More" can be heard today in the player below courtesy of Terrorizer magazine. Sirius XM Radio also presents the song's official radio premiere, today at 5:00 pm Eastern Time on Channel 40, Liquid Metal.

"Everything Is Awesome Nothing Matters" was recorded by Kurt Ballou (High On Fire, Nails) and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Dillinger Escape Plan). The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Last Year
2. Passerby
3. Dumb As Death's Head
4. Ashes & Glass
5. In the Ground
6. You Had a Horse
7. Our Dream
8. More Always More
9. Less Is More
10. Our Hope / Our Home
11. Paper Hands and the Desert Sea
12. Ghost Moth
13. Play Dead More...

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Temple Of Baal Posts New Track

Temple Of Baal has premiered the first track off the band's upcoming album entitled "Verses Of Fire," which is due out October 22nd in Europe and November 12th in North America via Agonia Records.

Listen to "The Star 418" in the player below, and the full album's track listing is as follows:

1. The Star 418
2. Bloodangel
3. Arcana Silentium
4. The 10th Aethyr
5. Gates Of Death
6. Gnosis Of Fire
7. Golden Wings Of Azazel
8. Lord Of The Raging Seas
9. Serpens Luminis
10. Walls Of Fire More...

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Therion Track Appears In Movie Trailer

Therion's classic "To Mega Therion" track off the early "Theli" release is now being used in a promo clip for a new movie about roleplayers titled "Zero Charisma."

Watch the movie trailer below. The following press release was also issued about the movie:

"As the strict Game Master of a fantasy role-playing game, Scott (Sam Eidson) leads his friends in a weekly quest through mysterious lands from the safety of his grandmother's kitchen. But his mastery of his own domain starts to slip—along with everything else in his life—when neo-nerd hipster Miles (Garrett Graham) joins the game, winning over the group with his confident charm and dethroning Scott with an unexpected coup.

"Caught in delusions of grandeur, Scott must roll the dice and risk everything to expose Miles as the fraud he believes him to be. A darkly comedic fable of epic proportions, Zero Charisma is an ode to nerds from every realm."

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Oranssi Pazuzu Streaming New Song

As Finnish cosmic black metal collective Oranssi Pazuzu prepares for sophomore LP, "Valonielu," to see release in less than a month, today PopMatters unveils the luminous album opening "Vino Verso (Askew Sprout)." Listen to the track in the SoundCloud player below.

"Valonielu" will see release on CD and LP via 20 Buck Spin in North America on October 15th preceded by the European release via Svart Records on October 11th. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Vino Verso
2. Tyhjä Tempelli
3. Uraanisula
4. Reikä Maisemassa
5. Olen Aukaissut Uuden Silmän
6. Ympyrä On Viiva Tomussa More...

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Death Toll Rising Posts New Track Online

Featuring a combination of death and thrash metal, Edmonton-based Death Toll Rising is gearing up for the release of sophomore album "Infection Legacy" on October 22nd. This new album is the follow-up to the 2010 debut album "Defecation Suffocation" and 2008 EP "Spontaneous Decapitation."

The band is now premiering latest track "Scorched Earth Policy" online. Give it a listen at Sick Drummer Magazine here.

Guitarist Drew Copland comments: "This album has been a long time coming for us, but we firmly believe in taking your time and never releasing something that you feel is inferior in any way. We are incredibly stoked on how this album turned out, and are confident that fans will find it just as crushing as we do! It definitely represents the next level for us in terms of song writing and sound and cannot wait to get it into your ears!"

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Infection Legacy
2. Judas Cradle
3. Scorched Earth Policy
4. Born To Defile
5. Malice Incarnate (streaming here)
6. Crack Open A Cold One
7. Slaughter To Survive
8. Revelation Despair
9. Septic Entity

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GWAR Streaming New Album's Title Track

The day has finally arrived: your lords and masters GWAR have unleashed their 13th and most devastating album to date, "Battle Maximus."

In celebration of the album's release, GuitarWorld.com is hosting a stream of the instrumental title Track "Battle Maximus." Check out the song below.

Tonight in Richmond, VA at Balliceaux there will also be a "Battle Maximus" release party. The party starts at 8:00 PM and will feature appearances by Oderus Urungus and guitarist Pustulous Maximus. "Battle Maximus" will be blasting in its entirety, there will be free posters, and fans can pick up their copy of the new album for $5. More...

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Imperial Triumphant To Release "Goliath"

New York City-based iconoclastic black metal revolutionists, Imperial Triumphant, will unveil the diseased fruits of their latest studio excursion in the form of "Goliath."

A traumatic two-track audio journey, the nihilistic "Goliath" was forged on February of 2013 at Menegroth the Thousand Caves, and engineered, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice, Nader Sadek, Atheist, Origin etc.) and Imperial Triumphant.

"Goliath" centers itself around the biblical accounts of Sodom and Gomorrah. The cities, synonymous with unrepentant sin, were consumed by fire and brimstone under the manifestation of God's wrath. "Goliath" serves as the soundtrack to the slaughter - a searing barrage of twisted Deathspell Omegian riffing, angular pace shifts, and feral vocal cascades encased in an atmosphere of unabridged torment and the pervading stench of broken souls.

Elaborates the band, "Goliath is a hallucinatory journey through the psychedelic hellscape that is Sodom and Gomorrah." More...

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Humanity's Last Breath Streaming New Album

Humanity's Last Breath will release a self-titled album via Rogue Records America on September 24th, 2013. The full album is now available for streaming online and can be heard in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Bellua Pt.1
3. Bellua Pt.2
4. Human Swarm
5. Animal
6. Shoals
7. Tellus Aflame
8. Vultus
9. Drone
10. Void
11. Anti
12. Make Me Blind
13. Outro More...

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Scar The Martyr Releases "Blood Host" Video

Scar the Martyr has released the first video from the band's self-titled debut album, which will be available everywhere September 30th. Watch the clip for "Blood Host" in the player below, thanks to Loudwire.com.

Pre-orders for "Scar the Martyr" are available here, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Dark Ages
3. My Retribution
4. Soul Disintegration
5. Cruel Ocean
6. Blood Host
7. Sign of the Omeneye
8. Anatomy of Erinyes
9. Prayer for Prey
10. White Nights In a Day Room
11. Effigy Unborn
12. Never Forgive Never Forget
13. Mind's Eye
14. Last Night On Earth More...

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Warbringer Posts New Lyric Video

Warbringer has now released a new lyric video for the track "Hunter-Seeker," which is being hosted courtesy of Terrorizer.com.

"Hunter-Seeker" comes off the band's upcoming album "IV: Empires Collapse." The release is due out October 28th in Europe and October 29th in North America via Century Media.

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Valkyrja Reveals New Album Details

W.T.C. Productions has announced November 11th as the international release date for Valkyrja's new album, "The Antagonist's Fire."

Valkyrja's third album to date and first for W.T.C., "The Antagonist's Fire" follows the band's second album, "Contamination" (reviewed here), released in 2010 by Metal Blade. The following press release was issued about the new album:

"Furious yet poised, feral yet professional, here the Swedish black metal kings go from strength to strength, employing a variety of tempos and textures - including a pronounced usage of classic heavy metal lead work - whilst staying deadly committed to timeless black metal orthodoxy. Each track explodes into burning black fire and reaches near-anthem status before song's end, twisting the listener into a state of feverish possession."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Betrayal Incarnate
2. The Cremating Fire
3. Madness Redeemer
4. Yearn to Burn
5. Eulogy (Poisoned, Ill and Wounded)
6. Season of Rot
7. Treading the Path of the Predator More...

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Hibria Streaming New Track "Lonely Fight"

Brazilian power metal act Hibria is streaming the new track "Lonely Fight." Long released in Europe, the band's latest LP "Silent Revenge" was released in the United States just last week via AFM REcords.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Silent Revenge (see music video)
2. Lonely Fight
3. Deadly Vengeance
4. Walking to Death
5. Silence Will Make You Suffer (see music video)
6. Shall I Keep on Burning?
7. The Place That You Belong
8. The Scream of an Angel
9. The Way It Is
10. Bleeding on My Regrets

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Insurrection Announces Tour, Streaming Single

Assaulting witnesses in both languages of French and English, Gatineau, QC death metal band Insurrection has announced Canadian tour dates in support of upcoming album "Prototype."

The album is set for release October 15th via Canadian label Galy Records."Prototype" is the band's first crowd funded and third full-length album overall, produced by Topon Das (Fuck The Facts) and the follow-up to 2010's "Fracture" and 2009's "Prologue."

You can check out the new song "Abbatoir" below courtesy of Ondes Chocs, or catch the band live:

Sept 20 - L'Agitee - Quebec City, QC
Sept 21 - L'Alize - Montreal, QC
Oct 12 - Bâtisse Industrielle - Trois Rivieres MetalFest - Trois Rivieres, QC w/ Hatebreed
Oct 19 - Petit Theatre - Rouyn-Noranda, QC
Nov 8 - Elks Lodge - Sydney, NS
Nov 9 - TBA - Halifax, NS
Nov 10 - The OC - Moncton, NB
Nov 11 - Baba's Lounge - Charlottetown, PEI
Nov 29 - Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
Nov 30 - Bar Le Magog - Sherbrooke, QC
Dec 7 - Eglise St. Jean-Bosco - Hull, QC More...

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Wolkpakk Streaming "A Matter Of Time"

Wolfpakk is streaming another new track from the band's second album "Cry Wolf," which was issued at the end of August via AFM Records. Check out "A Matter of Time" in the player below.

The track listing for "Cry Wolf" is as follows:

1. Moonlight
2. A Matter Of Time
3. Dark Revelation (see music video)
4. Cold Winter (see music video)
5. Palace Of Gold
6. The Beast In Me
7. Wakken (streaming here)
8. Pressure Down
9. Run With the Wolf
10. Cry Wolf
11. Kid Raw (Bonus Track)

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Transient Streaming New LP

Portland, Oregon grind killers Transient have this week unleashed a self-titled debut LP via Six Weeks Records.

The band, featuring members of Shitty Weekend, Murmurs, Black Hole Of Calcutta, and Landmine Marathon, recorded the album at Soundhouse Studio with Brandon Fitzsimons (Wormwood).
BlowTheScene.com is now helping impose Transient's damaging anthems upon you all by hosting an exclusive stream of the whole LP. Give it a listen over here.

With the "Transient" album now available to the public on CD and LP via Six Weeks, the band this week let loose the course for a self-booked upcoming U.S. tour in support of the release. With many of the venues still undeclared at press time, the more than month-long routing begins in Seattle on October 6th, with thirty-three more cities lined-up to take subsequent beatings through the second weekend in November. Details are as follows: More...

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So Hideous Streaming "My Light"

Invisible Oranges today presents the premiere of "My Light," the first song to be revealed off "Last Poem/First Light," the debut full-length by So Hideous. Listen to the track below.

Invisible Oranges editor Doug Moore writes, "An even blend of hardcore, post-rock, and black metal... Last Poem/First Light sounds tonally huge and powerful, which is important for such melodically delicate music... The softer textures enrich the guitars, rather than overwhelming them."

The following press release was also issued about the band: "From New York City, So Hideous combines intense, blackened hardcore with orchestral elements. The supremely cathartic result lies somewhere between 90s German legends Acme and a John Williams film score. For the debut album, Last Poem/First Light, out October 22nd, an actual orchestra and choir performed live in the studio with the band to help create the majestic songs.

"Last Poem/First Light was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Agnostic Front, Lucero) and mastered by Scott Hull (not the Pig Destroyer guitarist but the mastering engineer whose credits include Sting and Lou Reed)." More...

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Yob To Re-Issue "Catharsis"

Nov 12th will see the re-issue of Yob’s cult doom metal classic “Catharsis” on the ten year anniversary of when it was first released. Profound Lore Records comments:

"Out of print and hard to obtain for many years, 'Catharsis' is an album which marked a turning point in the career of one of the most important doom metal bands today. It is the album in which helped define the signature style of massive colossal doom that YOB are known for harnessing unto the masses.

"Originally recorded in early 2002 but not released until fall 2003, 'Catharsis' was released at a time when the heavier side of American doom metal was recognized by a select few bands and releases (i.e. 'Holy Mountain,' 'Jerusalem,' 'Crippled Lucifer,' 'The Art Of Self Defense,' 'Goatsnake Vol 1' and various Neurosis releases) which helped play a part in influencing YOB’s sound.

"But it was with 'Catharsis' in which YOB would create a new sound of their own, a sound of doom which would inevitably develop itself over the years and finally be recognized as one of the most powerful sounds emanating from the doom metal scene as proven by YOB’s succeeding albums. More...

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Wakeless Offering Single For Download

Wakeless has released new single “Descend Beneath” for free download. The release is available now through Year of the Sun Records and also features a previously unreleased version of the band’s song “Defibrillator” as the single’s B-side. Stream the single below or download it at Bandcamp here.

In addition, Wakeless has also announced that Chad Morey will become the band’s new bassist following the departure of Colin Canning. Frontman Derek Prince-Cox addressed the addition of Morey:

"We would like to officially welcome Mr. Chad Morey to the band! Chad has been one of my best friends since high school. He is a serious musical talent and we know he will bring positive change to Wakeless while we continue to write for our sophomore release. Speaking of writing, we wrote and recorded an alternate version of 'Defibrillator.' It was one of Chad's first assignments with us. He rocked some mean fretless bass and even handled the engineering duties. He and I produced the track and we're all really proud of it!" More...

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Monster Magnet Streaming New Track "Mindless Ones"

Monster Magnet is streaming the new track "Mindless Ones" from the upcoming new album "Last Patrol." The album drops on October 18th (EU) and October 15th (USA/CAN) via Napalm Records. The album will be available in the following formats: Splattered multicolor vinyl edition, picture 2LP gatefold edition, dark purple 2LP edition, and limited edition digipak. Pre-orders can be made at this location.

The track listing is:

1. I Live Behind the Clouds
2. Last Patrol
3. Three King Fishers
4. Paradise
5. Hallelujah
6. Mindless Ones
7. The Duke (Of Supernature) (streaming here)
8. End of Time
9. Stay Tuned

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Caravellus Disbands Due To Logistical Issues

Brazil based Caravellus announced that the band will split due to logistical issues - distance of travel between members. Guitarist Glauber Oliveira hints at a possible future reunion, as well as potential for a new musical project in the future.

The statement reads: "Dear friends an fans! Caravellus has been stopped since July 2013. We needed to stop due to problems with the distance between members. Now, I'm moving on to Brasília (Capital), Raphael Dantas has moved to São Paulo. So, we just can to say..."Até logo". Maybe...with a reunion in the future!! Thanks for all!!!"

Caravellus was formed in 2002 and released the 2004 demo "Across the Oceans," the 2007 debut LP "Lighthouse and Shed" and the final album in 2010 "Knowledge Machine." The band was supposed to enter the studio for its third release, but now will cease to exist. More...

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Instanzia Provides Update On Sophomore LP

Canadian power metal act Instanzia posted an update on the long awaiting sophomore LP "Spinning Maze." Vocalist/Guitarist Alexis Woodbury posted the following update:

"Hello everyone! After all this time I believe it’s time for a little update from the Instanzia camp!
Of course things are taking longer than planned… but isn’t this always the case? In this case it’s pretty much a lot longer than what was planned due to various reasons, including some relatively major changes in my life. The project never went out of my mind though, so it kept progressing slowly but surely.

"Due to technical problems, I had to re-record the rhythm guitars for the fourth time I believe, but now it’s all done and I’m ready to move on to demoing and then recording the vocals for the album. Most of the vocals are already written and just need demoing and practice while some still need to be mapped out. I’m keeping the lead guitars and solos as the last stage since I’m a bit exhausted with guitars now after having recorded the rhythms so many times!

"A couple of singers will be invited to participate to the choirs just like what people could hear on 'Ghosts' and this is honestly the part I’m looking forward to the most!

I won’t give an approximate release date this time as I know it’s almost always impossible to plan since we’re not professionals and I can’t guarantee I won’t get stuck during a certain stage of the production! I can only say that it’ll be released in 2014 for sure!

"As some of you may know, we’ve got an artwork done by the renowned Felipe Machado and it’s very stunning! I can’t wait to unveil it to everyone.

"I hope you guys bear with us through the long wait because it’ll be worth it! We really put a lot of effort into improving from what we had done for Ghosts and I think we succeeded in making an album that’s as catchy and melodic while being more mature, deeper, heavier, more symphonic and more painted with various synthesizer textures!" More...

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Secret Illusion Posts In Studio Update On New LP

Greek power metal act Secret Illusion posted up a in studio report on the recordings of the band's second full length LP, as of yet untitled, and follow up to the 2012 EP "Point of No Return." In the report, the band works with the Children's Choir of Spyros Lambrou. The recordings were made at Sierra Studios in Athens with Alexandros Chrysidis behind the sound desk.

The choir participates in two new tracks, "Winter Poem" and "Words Left Forgotten." The band’s new album is now ready after months of studio work. The artwork is also completed and edited again by Thass Jillion and is ready to be unveiled soon. Check out the video here:

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Angra Unveils DVD Cover For "Angels Cry" 20th

Legendary Brazilian power/progressive metal act Angra unveiled the cover for the upcoming DVD "Angels Cry 20th Anniversary Tour." The DVD was recorded in São Paulo on August 25, 2013 and features many guest appearances, including Tarja, Uli Jon Roth and more. Rhapsody of Fire vocalist Fabio Lion was lead vocalist for the tour and release - having taken over vocal duties since the departure of Edu Falaschi (Almah).

The DVD release is expected in November. More information is expected shortly.

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KXM Posts Trailer For Debut Release

KXM, the new band consisting of King's X frontman/bassist Doug Pinnick, Ex-Dokken guitarist George Lynch and Korn drummer Ray Luzier, has posted a trailer for the upcoming debut LP, as of yet untitled. The band signed on with Rat Pak Records and the release date will be announced soon.

In the trailer, the three musicians talk about how the project came together and they play parts of the new track "Gun Fight." Check it out here:

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Man Must Die Streaming New Track

U.K. technical death metal act Man Must Die is streaming the new track "On the Verge of Collapse." The song appears on the upcoming release "Peace Was Never An Option," the band's fourth LP, which is due out on October 28th (EU) and November 12th (North America) via Lifeforce Records.

The track list for the album is:

1. Congregation
2. Hiding in Plain Sight
3. Patriot
4. The Hell I Fear
5. Dissolution
6. Absence Makes the Hate Grow Stronger
7. Sectarian
8. The Price You Pay
9. Antisocial Network
10. Abuser Friendly
11. On the Verge of Collapse
12. The Day I Died

Check out "On the Verge of Collapse" here: More...

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Vicious Rumors Releases New Music Video

California's Vicious Rumors released the new music video for "Electric Punishment." The song is the title track of the latest LP, which is available now via SPV/Steamhammer Records. The band is set to embark on the "American Punishment Tour" with Seven Witches and Power Theory. Confirmed dates can be found over at this location.

Check out the video here:

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Leaves' Eyes Reveals Track List And Release Dates

Leaves' Eyes, the symphonic metal alter ego of Atrocity's Alexander Krull, Thorsten Bauer, Sander van der Meer and fronted by Ex-Theater of Tragedy vocalist Liv Kristine, has revealed the track listing and release dates for the band's upcoming fifth full length LP "Symphonies of the Night." The album will drop via Napalm Records on the following release schedule:

November 13th: ESP/SWE/NOR
November 15th: GAS/FIN & BENELUX
November 18th: UK/Rest of Europe
November 26th: USA/CAN

This is the track list:

1. Hell to the Heavens
2. Fading Earth
3. Maid of Lorraine
4. Galswintha
5. Symphony of the Night
6. Saint Cecelia
7. Hymn to the Lone Sands
8. Angel and the Ghost
9. Éléonore de Provence
10. Nightshade
11. Ophelia
12. Eileen's Ardency (Bonus Track) (feat. Carmen Elise Espenæs (Midnattsol/Savn))
13. One Caress (Depeche Mode Cover) (Bonus Track)** More...

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Lord Fist Announces "Wordless Wisdom Of Lord Fist"

Ektro Records has announced November 15th as the international release date for Lord Fist's "Wordless Wisdom of Lord Fist." The label comments:

"Hailing a new dawn, Lord Fist is here to usher in the New Wave of Great Heavy Metal with debut EP, Wordless Wisdom of Lord Fist. Firmly rooted in the steel-clad sounds at the turn of the '80s, Lord Fist stride forth on golden steeds and exude rock 'n' roll outlaw attitude, charging ahead with chugging, headbanging riffs, narrative and expressive solos, and old-soul vocal mysticism.

"Epic without overstating the fact, the title is no idle boast; Lord Fist indeed impart their wordless wisdom through eternal heavy metal magick. And with youth on their side and their ideals in the right place, this is only the beginning for Lord Fist."

The track listing is:

1. Lord of the Night
2. Headless Rider
3. Velvet Gods
4. Fire Within More...

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Veil Of Maya Announces Tour With Vildhjarta

Veil of Maya is set to close out 2013 with a massive headlining North American touring package featuring Structures, Northlane, Vildhjarta, and Here Comes The Kraken. Dates for the trek are as follows:

11/08 - Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage
11/09 - Milwaukee, WI @ Wisconsin Metalfest
11/10 - Cleveland, OH @ Ohio Metalfest
11/15 - Houston, TX @ Walters
11/16 - Ft. Worth, TX @ Tomcats
11/17 - Austin, TX @ Red 7
11/19 - Phoenix, AZ @ Martini Ranch
11/20 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
11/21 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
11/22 - Sacramento, CA @ Boardwalk
11/23 - Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
11/25 - Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater Music
12/01 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
12/02 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade w/ Protest The Hero
12/03 - Columbus, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
12/04 - Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
12/05 - Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/06 - Allentown, PA @ Croc Rock
12/07 - New York City, NY @ Gramercy
12/08 - Danbury, CT @ The Heirloom Arts Theatre
12/10 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/11 - Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe
12/12 - Toronto, ON @ Annex Wreckroom
12/13 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
12/14 - Chicago, IL @ Reggies More...

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