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Metal News for September 18, 2012

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Pit Stories: Abiotic's Cymbal Brawl

The pit may be holy ground for metalheads, but that doesn't stop it from being site to some of the most ridiculous and sometimes violent antics from fellow heavy music lovers. Each week we share mosh pit stories from metal bands, and today we have the following story from Florida act Abiotic:

We've had our share of crazy pit stories, but one I will never forget happened when we played our first Desolation Fest in Englewood, Florida. I remember that we had some trouble before heading out to the show, so we arrived a bit late. All the kids looked like they had been waiting for a while, and they simply couldn't wait any longer for the show to continue.

We began to set up as quickly as possible. When we were ready to go, I remember my drummer giving us a queue, and just a few seconds into our first song, a kid gets kneed in the face. Everyone immediately got sucked into a huge brawl. The kid who got hit managed to get up and break free from the crowd. He took one of my drummers china cymbals, and he began to threaten everyone. This kid went utterly mental and said he was going to kill everyone's family. I don't want to sound harsh, but it was quite amusing.

Miami's Abiotic will release the new "Symbiosis" album on October 22nd via Metal Blade Records. You can listen to a new song off the album, titled "To Burgeon and Languish," at this location. Check back in again next Tuesday for more Pit Stories from metal bands. More...

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Arkaik Posts New Album's Title Track

Arkaik has released the title track from the band's upcoming October 9th release of "Metamorphignition," due out through Unique Leader Records. Check out the song in the player below. You can also listen to the previously posted song "Soliloquies of the War Machine" at this location.

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Andrew W.K. Releases New Video Clip

California native Andrew W.K. has released his video for "It's Time To Party." Currently residing in New York, NY, the party icon released his latest single off of the "I Get Wet" 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition, which includes a second disc filled with alternate and live version of Andrew’s original party classics.

Andrew W.K. is best known for his hit single “Party Hard” back in 2001. The song was featured as the lead track in EA Sports in Madden 2003. His other songs, such as “Fun Night” and “She Is Beautiful” were featured in movies such as Old School, Freaky Friday, American Pie: Band Camp, and Out Cold. Andrew W.K. has made multiple appearances on television programs such as MTV, MTV2, VH1, Fox News, and Cartoon Network.

Andrew W.K. also has a handful of shows for the remainder of the month. Dates are as follows:

September 23, 2012 – Gexa Energy Pavilion – Dallas, TX
September 28, 2012 – Canterlot Gardens at The Holiday Inn – Strongsville, OH More...

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Seethe Posts "Through The Conviction" Trailer

Seethe has posted a teaser online for the band's upcoming EP "Through the Conviction," which is due for release in the coming months of 2012. Check out the trailer below. The EP was recorded at Outhouse Studios in Reading and mixed and mastered by Ben Humphreys and John Mitchell. For more info on Seethe, check out the band's Facebook profile here.

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Lacrimosa Announces North American Album Release

The following press release has been issued about Lacrimosa releasing new album "Revolution" in North America next month:

"Three years following their last studio release Lacrimosa is back with their 11th studio album 'Revolution,' which is scheduled for an October 16th release date in North America via End of the Light Records. This album will not only captivate listeners with its thematic elements, it also features a stellar guest lineup! Next to choirs and orchestras the band recorded their new album with Mille Petrozza mastermind of the thrash metal pioneers Kreator and on drums Stefan Schwarzmann, from Accept!

"Lacrimosa was established in November 1990 as an alternative band featuring rock music with poetical lyrics, mixed with classical influences. For over 20 years now the band has garnered a reputation as pioneers for several music styles including German Alternative and Symphonic-Metal!

"As the first independent band with German lyrics Lacrimosa visited Mexico back in 1998, followed by South America, Russia and China. At the present time Lacrimosa tour all over the world. They have worked with the world famous London Symphony Orchesta, recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, and have topped the charts in over 25 countries worldwide." More...

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The Secret Posts Album's Title Track

The Secret has set a North American street date of October 23rd, 2012 for new album "Agnus Dei," and BrooklynVegan has now hosted an exclusive premiere of the album’s opening title track. Check out the song at this location. The following press release was also issued:

"If one ever needs a prompt that Apocalypse is near, a session with Italy’s most destructive musical force will certainly reinforce the thought. Since 2003 The Secret has waged musical warfare with their incendiary brew of blasting, metallic hatred, their songs growing sonically more caustic and lyrically more impatient with the human race with each studio offering. The band combines elements of crust/grind, primitive black metal, dark soundscapes and monolithic riffs to take the listener by the hand through a hallucinated trip towards a foggy and yet invisible tomorrow. So as the end of the world is supposedly upon us in 2012, what more appropriate time would there be than now to attack the planet with a new LP from this hateful act?

"The Secret’s attack is more corrosive and convincing than ever on the newly completed Agnus Dei. As with their third album Solve Et Coagula, the new opus was recorded by Kurt Ballou (High on Fire, Converge, Black Breath) at Godcity Studios, resulting in a blasphemous titan that is without question their heaviest, and most filthy crust-ridden recording to date. Swelling with thirteen unstoppable new anthems in under forty-five minutes, Angus Dei will prove itself to be the most hateful release from this killing machine to date, as every album in their discography has."

The album's track listing is:

1. Agnus Dei
2. May God Damn All Of Us
3. Violent Infection
4. Geometric Power
5. Post Mortem Nihil Est
6. Daily Lies
7. Love Your Enemy
8. Vermin Of Dust
9. Darkness I Became
10. Heretic Temple
11. The Bottomless Pit
12. Obscure Dogma
13. Seven Billion Graves More...

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Goodbye To Gravity Releases New Music Video

Romanian metallers Goodbye To Gravity have released their new video for "The Cage." The song comes from the band's self-titled debut album, which is due out November 26th, 2012 via Metalfan Records Division. The album was produced and mixed by Alex Pascu and was mastered by Jens Bogren (Soilwork, Opeth, Kreator etc.)

The band played this year's Summer Breeze Open Air festival, after being selected from over 2000 unsigned bands from around the world for the yearly New Blood Award.

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Cradle Of Filth Streaming New Song

Cradle of Filth has posted a new song online titled "For Your Vulgar Delectation," which comes off the upcoming album "The Manticore and Other Horrors," due out October 30th in North America via Nuclear Blast Records. You can listen to the track at album's mini-site here or in the player below. The track listing is:

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

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Voivod Posts Teaser For Upcoming Album

Canada's Voivod has now posted a teaser for the upcoming single, "Mechanical Mind," which is taken from the band's 13th studio album, "Target Earth" (due out January 21st in Europe and January 22nd in North America).

In addition to being featured on "Target Earth," the track will be available as a digital single and 7" vinyl (with the Voivod skull etching by the band's own drummer Away as the "b-side") on October 8th in Europe and October 9th in North America.

Hear a clip of "Mechanical Mind" and get your first preview of "Target Earth" in the player below. More...

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Tombs Heading Out For Co-Headlining Tour

Brooklyn, NY’s Tombs has announced a two week co-headlining tour with Los Angeles, CA misanthropic sludge rockers and label-mates -16-. The east coast / midwest two week run kicks off on October 13th in Pittsburgh, PA and runs through October 27th in New York City. A complete listing of dates can be found below.

Tombs vocalist / guitarist Mike Hill commented on the tour: “It’s been far too long since 16 has played on the East Coast. I feel fortunate to be part of this."

-16- guitarist Bobby Ferry also chimed in saying: “We’re excited to (finally) be going back to the east coast and midwest. Getting to play with Tombs every night makes it better."

The upcoming Tombs tour dates are: More...

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Obsession Posts "Wages Of Sin" Song Online

U.S. heavy metal band Obsession has uploaded the track "Wages of Sin" to YouTube. "Wages of Sin" comes off the upcoming album "Order of Chaos," which will be released on October 3rd in Europe and October 9th in North America through Inner Wound Recordings, and on September 19th in Japan through Spiritual Beast.

The Japanese edition of the album will feature the exclusive bonus track "The Damned." The "Order of Chaos" album can be pre-ordered through the Inner Wound Store right here. More...

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Early Graves Streaming New Track

Bay Area metal band Early Graves has debuted a new song, “Pure Hell,” from upcoming album "Red Horse" through NPR.org. Check out the song right here. "Red Horse" will be released on October 30th, but is available for pre-order now at this location.

“This is a song dedicated to Makh,” singer John Strachan tells NPR. “He always had that pure hell back patch. So I wrote this for him and the way he lived.”

Early Graves suffered the tragic loss of founding singer Makh Daniels who died in an automobile accident while the band was on tour in 2010. Two years later the band members return, carrying the torch for their fallen brother with long-time friend of the band John Strachan, of the Funeral Pyre, stepping in permanently for Makh on vocals.

Fueled by relentless perseverance to honor Makh’s memory and prove to fans they still can melt faces, Early Graves composed an eight song warhorse of an album that clocks in at just over thirty-two brutal minutes. Early Graves is currently on a U.S. tour, supporting the upcoming release of "Red Horse" with Skeletonwitch. More...

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Battle Beast Announces New Singer, Tour

Finnish metal act Battle Beast has parted ways with vocalist Nitte Valo, who suddenly left the band via email on August 19, 2012. The band announced her replacement as Noora Louhimo. In addition, the band will tour Europe this fall with Sonata Arctica. The full announcement reads:

"Let’s start with the real beef: Nitte Valo has left the band.

"August 19th Nitte sent the rest of the band an e-mail stating that she was leaving the band, effect immediately. As the reason for her leaving she recited her will to focus on her family life. As this happened without any prior notice, the rest us were slightly disappointed.
But what’s done is done, and we’re thrilled to announce the new BATTLE BEAST vocalist with a voice and character to take the band to heights of glory.

"Ladies and gentlemen, we give you NOORA LOUHIMO

"This young singer is already experienced in performing some of the most demanding rock songs in existence and is now ready to take her big step into the metal world. With lungs of leather and a voice to order gods with, Noora possesses all the requirements to deliver the kind of power needed for performing BATTLE BEAST’s music. Don’t believe us? Hear her ripping through ‘Iron Hand’ in the video attached. See what you think after that. Noora will also be performing all the lead vocals on BATTLE BEAST’s second album set to be released early 2013.

"With Noora in the band, BATTLE BEAST is ready to take itself and its music to the next level. The whole band is now burning with newly found energy and motivation and hell bent on conquering the entire metal consuming planet.

"World conquest, you ask? Well, that leads us to our second topic. More...

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Koldbrann Signs With Season Of Mist

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian black metal act Koldbrann. The label commented:

"The Norwegian horde's third full length album will hit stores through Season of Mist's Underground Division in early 2013. Koldbrann will debut 'Totalt Sjelelig Bankerott,' a 7" single including a song from the forthcoming album (title pending) and an exclusive B side entitled 'Kasjtjeijs Svøpe' on Nov. 16th. The single will also be available digitally. Koldbrann's first two albums 'Nekrotisk Inkvisition' and 'Moribund' will be re-issued via Season of Mist, along with 2008's 'Stigma: På kant med livet' EP."

"Koldbrann is pleased to announce that from this moment on, Season of Mist will be handling our nekrotic business," vocalist Mannevond states. "As one of the leading dealers of aural blasphemy, we are confident that they will serve as the tool needed to spread our gospel of oppression. We have kept you waiting, but rest assured, we have been striving in our cellars, slowly and persistently chiseling out our utmost arrogant and depraved work to date. Sordid details will follow. The time is ripe, let the end times roll!"

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August Burns Red Streaming "Sleigh Ride"

August Burns Red is once again pleased to spread some pre-holiday cheer with the release of “Sleigh Ride,” the second new track from upcoming Christmas album "August Burns Red Presents: Sleddin’ Hill, A Holiday Album" - in stores October 9th from Solid State Records.

"’Sleigh Ride’ was the last song to come together for Sleddin' Hill' and one of the trickier songs to cover due to its crazy structure and various key changes,” says guitarist JB Brubaker. “The original song is all over the place and so is our version. ‘Sleigh Ride’ is a complete roller coaster - there is even a jazz section in the middle complete with horns. The end reminds me of a rock n roll dance party in the 1960s. I don't know what else to say - you just have to listen to it."

Listen to “Sleigh Ride” in the player below, or you can find pre-orders for the album at this location. More...

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Abysme Announces Album Release

Death metal act Abysme, featuring former Funerus member Brad Heiple, will release the CD version of first full-length album "Strange Rites" on September 24th via Hellthrasher Productions, with a vinyl treatment coming later this year on Blood Harvest Records.

"Strange Rites" features cover artwork by Putrid Matt and has the following track listing:

1. Scribbled In Dust
2. Beyond the Seventh Door
3. Formless
4. Annihilated Memory
5. Gift to the Gods
6. We Shall Sleep
7. Terminal Delirium
8. The Third Day
9. Fallen Colossus
10. Remarkable Conqueror

The opening track "Scribbled in Dust" is available for streaming via bandcamp or in the player below. More...

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Extol Reuniting For New Album

Norwegian Christian metal act Extol, which hasn't released an album since 2005's "The Blueprint Dives" and was recently featured in our Unearthing the Metal Underground column, has now issued the following announcement about reuniting for a new release:

"New album in progress: we are happy to announce that Extol now after 5 years of silence returns to the studio to record their fifth album.

"We are very excited about the new material, and as expected from the musical legacy of Extol, no compromise is offered. Stay tuned for more information…"

Extol is also currently running a crowd funding campaign to release a documentary, which can be found here. More...

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Eths Splits With Vocalist

Season of Mist has issued the following announcement about female-fronted act Eths splitting with its vocalist: "We are sorry to announce that vocalist Candice is leaving French modern metal act ETHS. Below is the singer’s full statement on the subject. Season of Mist thank Candice for her work and dedication and wish her all the best for the future."

Candice also posted the following message online:

“It is with deep sorrow that I am informing you of my departure from the band. I am leaving four friends, two of which I even consider as brothers.

“I made this choice for personal and family reasons. It has been very hard to make this decision and to face the truth about my longings and a passion that is no longer strong enough to prevail. I can’t live unconditionally for music and its listeners anymore. Although the stage remains an outlet, I can’t live up to such a demanding job anymore. I have been living for music for the past 15 years and it has given me back so much, but there are now things I can’t sacrifice anymore and I need to take care of my family and stay with them.

“The band wants to go on, as the guys are still burning with a rage and a motivation that I don’t have anymore – you can’t cheat with things that have to come from your heart, body and soul. I am begging you to keep ETHS and the people who will replace me close to your hearts. This is the end of a chapter but you have to give a chance to novelty and change. I am definitely not irreplaceable. Until the band finds a permanent successor, two people will share the vocal duties and I asked my friend Virginie from KELLS (please be nice to her) to be one of them. Before that, I will carry out the remaining gigs until October to bid you farewell and enjoy my last moments on stage. This may surprise you and the last shows may be emotionally painful, but I prefer to talk about it publicly now. More...

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The 69 Eyes Posts Preview Of New Album

Helsinki goth rock outfit The 69 Eyes has launched a preview video for its upcoming release "X" on YouTube, featuring audio samples of each of the album’s tracks, plus commentary from singer Jyrki69. Check it out below.

"X" is set to be released in North America on October 9th via Nuclear Blast. An iTunes pre-order is now live at this location. Physical copies of "X" can aksi be pre-ordered via the Nuclear Blast web-store. The album's track listing is as follows:

01. Love Runs Away
02. Tonight
03. Black
04. If You Love Me The Morning After
05. Red
06. I Love The Darkness In You
07. Borderline
08. I’m Ready
09. I know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End More...

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Amenra Announces Record Release Show

As "Mass V," the titanic new album from Belgium’s Amenra, and first for new label home Neurot Recordings nears release this November, the band has unveiled new live appearances across Europe for the coming months. The following press release was issued about the shows:

"Amenra's activity for 2012 will culminate in a record release show on December 22nd at Ancienne Belgique in Brussels. Supporting them will be Church of Ra band's Oathbreaker and TBHR, with a very special aftershow by Scott Kelly. Edwin Pouncey will be speaking about subterranean metal and there will be a very special Church of Ra exhibition including monumental artwork, video, photography and more. Fans will be able to purchase a limited exclusive version of Mass V which will only be available at this show and through their own webstore." More...

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Chaostar Announces Guest Musician

Christos Antoniou, Septiclfesh’s guitarist and Chaostar’s mastermind, has issued the following update about recruiting a guest musician:

“Chaostar is in the exciting position to announce the participation of the emblematic David Vincent (Morbid Angel) to the forthcoming album. David narrates the prologue of the most vicious song on the album, shading his dark and imposing shadow over the band’s music.

"I consider that cooperation as one of the most representative of Chaostar’s new work. A tragic heroin taken from the ancient Greek tragedies meets the devilish power of the unsurpassable voice of Mr.Vincent.”

Chaostar’s forthcoming album, which title is yet to be announced, will be released next year through Season of Mist.

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Enslaved Posts Next Track-By-Track Commentary

The new Enslaved track, “Veilburner,” is available for streaming through tomorrow on the Metal Hammer Germany website.

Enslaved rhythm guitarist Ivar Bjørnson and bassist/vocalist Grutle Kjellson have been offering song commentaries on their trademarked Norwegian strain of progressive extreme metal. The following third of eight installments provides insight on “Veilburner,” which appears on Enslaved’s twelfth studio album, "RIITIIR" (reviewed here), due out in Europe on September 28th and in North America on October 9th.

Bjørnson comments on the track:

“This was the second song written for the album, and man (!), did it turn out great! It was probably the song that ‘kicked in’ first and strongest during our rehearsing for the album. I think the song is perfect for Cato's drum style; every time I listen to it I discover something new and magnificent! A fond memory from the recording sessions is when one of the studio owners, Jørgen Træen (Norwegian top producer), stopped by and heard the song. He said it represented everything he cherished in Metal (like everybody else, he was a metalhead earlier on - at some point in history, everybody must have been into Metal if they're all telling the truth). He found it catchy, grandiose without overdone pomposity, with ear-candy drumming and solid songwriting.

"Moving on to the lyrics; again we're at the cliché ‘it is what it is.’ There's a veil to burn, so gather your strength, focus, and perform the rite! Whether it be behavioral adjustments, mental synthesis, or simply putting on this particular track obscenely loud, doesn't matter: If you have the fire and a will to burn, it is going to work! Just be aware that what lies beyond the veil might not be pretty. The better you know yourself, the better are the chances of avoiding surprises when you see behind the veil.” More...

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Panikk Streaming New Single

U.K. based Total Rock Radio and Metal Tank Records are proud to present the exclusive stream of the second single from Panikk's album "Unbearable Conditions," which is due for release in early 2013.

After releasing the first single off "Panic Attack" (which can be heard right here), the new single "Cruel World (Society to Adapt)" is now available through Total Rock at this location. According to a press release, you should be prepared for "another tune of fast, old school and untamed thrash metal from one of the leading Slovenian bay-area influenced metal band in the vein of Vio-Lence, Evildead, Forced Entry, and Acid Reign." More...

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Point Of Our Resistance To Release New Album

Point Of Our Resistance will release the new 24 song album "Extinction of Trust" on September 22nd through Get Pissed Stay Pissed Records, with the cassette version coming later in the year on Dead Beat Media. The album is also currently available for streaming through the bandcamp player below. The following press release was also issued about the album:

"Formed by members of Fatalist, Decrypt, Stump, Burning at the Stake, and Dirty Dead in Ventura, CA. in late 2010, P.O.O.R. plays death/grind along the lines of Napalm Death, Phobia, and Exhumed. The 34 minute album was mixed by John Haddad at Trench Studio's (Phobia, Murder Construct, Exhumed, Intronaut) and features Matt Harvey from Exhumed on guest bocals and guitar solos. The digital version of the album is available for $5.00 on the bands Bandcamp page here, and the CD will be available on the band's website here next week."

John Haddad of Trench Studios had this to say about the album: "What can I say, this shit is BRUTAL!!! The records intensity alone makes me want to get off my ass and go do something productive like putting my head thru the windshield of some Cal Trans vehicles on the shoulder of a freeways off ramp. I had the pleasure of tracking the drums and mixing this album…. does this make me biased?…maybe a little… but right out of the gate I knew I was working on something that was special and unique for this genre. Each track has something different to offer. Diversity in the song writing is definitely brought to the table. Clocks in at 34 mins, perfect length for a 'grind-core' record… faint of heart need not apply!!! Good work guys!" More...

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Morgion's Early Recordings Being Re-Released

"God of Death & Disease," a compilation disc featuring the earliest recordings from death metal legends Morgion, is now available via Dark Descent Records. Before releasing three epic doom/death albums in the mid 90s into the early 2000s, Morgion recorded two demos and an EP. These three recordings represent Morgion's early pure death metal roots - 1991's "Rabid Decay" demo, 1992's "Live Rehearsal" demo and 1993's "Travesty" EP.

In all, over one hour of some of the darkest and nastiest recordings of the early 90's death metal scene finally compiled and wrapped in cover art by Mark Riddick and carefully remastered by Ryan Butler of Arcane Digital. In related news, Morgion has been announced for the 2013 installment of Maryland Death Fest. Originally slated to appear at this year's fest, Morgion was forced to bow out due to circumstances beyond their control. More...

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Arkhamin Kirjasto Releases New Video Clip

Today, Arkhamin Kirjasto premieres the new video for "Sea of Madness," which comes from the band's recently released debut album, "Torches Ablaze." Check out the video below. The following press release was also issued:

"Released on September 5th by Ektro Records, 'Torches Ablaze' is exciting and bewildering listeners alike with its Lovecraftian take on weirdo melodic death metal (or, as the band puts it, 'from Angel Witch to Morbid Angel'). 'Sea of Madness' is a provocative embodiment of those elements, and its similarly/eerily provocative video can be viewed below."

"It wonderfully crafts a vision of disturbed mind," says vocalist/drummer Samae Koskinen of the Mattyr Hekuma-directed video. "The video captures brilliantly the feel of the song. It's much more Lovecraftian than tentacles and piles of green goo." More...

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Silencer Streaming New Song

Denver thrashers Silencer have teamed with PureGrainAudio to give fans a free download of the song "I Am Thunder!" from their forthcoming third full-length, "The Great Bear." This exclusive world premier is available for stream and download at this location. "The Great Bear" is due out on September 25th via Silencer and Vanity Music Group. Available physical formats will be CD and limited edition 180-gram vinyl. Silencer will be performing on select warm-up dates and is in the planning stages for tours following the album's release.


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Seeker Streaming New Song

Dallas, Texas based metal act Seeker has released a new song online titled "Pale Death," which can be heard in the player below, or download over at the Seeker bandcamp page.

Seeker also previously posted new EP "The Antagonist" online for streaming, which can still be heard in its entirety at this location.

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Clutch Announces Holiday Tour Dates

In what has become an annual tradition, Clutch has announced a string of Holiday tour dates for this December. The dates kick December 26th in Washington, DC and conclude with a special New Year's Eve performance in Worcester, MA at The Palladium. Tickets for fan club members will go on sale Wednesday September 19th and to the general public on Thursday September 20th and Friday September 21st. Support on these shows will come from Mondo Generator, Saviours and Wino. Fan Club tickets are available at this location.

Clutch will also take to the road starting on Halloween for a quick run of dates including two stops in Flint, MI and two stops in Detroit, MI. MonstrO will open these shows with Lionize providing direct support. A complete list of all confirmed dates is below.

In other news, Clutch is currently in the studio working on what is to be the band's next studio release. The band is currently in pre-production and is shooting to have the album out in early 2013. More...

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Anathema Filming Concert For Blu-ray Release

Anathema has issued the following announcement about filming an upcoming concert for an impending Blu-ray release:

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for Bulgarian fans and indeed fans around the world to be part of Anathema's Bluray recording on Saturday.

"As you may know, on 22nd September the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv (Bulgaria) will host a truly special concert. The ruins of this spectacular building will provide a magical backdrop when Anathema take to the stage to perform their show alongside the string players of the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra. After weeks of speculation we can now reveal that this unique concert will be recorded live and released on bluray in 2013 by Kscope.

"Recording a definitive Anathema DVD in Bulgaria, among some of the best fans in the world, has been on our agenda for some years. The fact that it's in this amazing location with an orchestral performance is surely a recipe for something special.

"Fresh from winning the award for Best Live Performance at the UK Classic Rock Presents Prog Awards last month, Anathema has designed a stunning production for this show and you can expect to see a breathtaking performance of Anathema songs, new and old. Anathema fans are travelling from far and wide for this show and flights to Sofia have seen a boom in recent weeks! A limited number of tickets still remain for this opportunity so to buy your ticket and be part of this one-off experience, follow the link here. See you in Plovdiv!"

Anathema is performing in support of latest album "Weather Systems" (reviewed here), and the band also recently released a new video clip for the song "Untouchable (Part One)," which is available at this location.

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Gloria Morti Reveals New Album Artwork

Gloria Morti has announced the new album "Lateral Constraint" is due out this coming November, 2012. The cover artwork can be viewed below, and the track listing is:

01. Lex Parsimoniae
02. The First Act
03. Our God Is War
04. Aesthetics of Self-Hyperbole
05. Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow
06. HalluciNations
07. Slaves
08. Non-Believer
09. The Divine Is a Fraud
10. Conclusion

The album was recorded and mixed by Juho Räihä at D-studio and SoundSpiral, with mastering handled by Svante Försback at Chartmakers and cover artwork by Björn Goosses. More...

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Voyager Posts "Seize The Day" Music Video

Australian progressive metal band Voyager posted a new music video for the song "Seize the Day." The video was created entirely by fan footage of either themselves or of the band in its recent live performances on the successful North American tour with Rhapsody of Fire. The song appears on the band's latest LP "The Meaning of I," available now through Sensory Records.

The concept for the video was by director Ben Berkhout the band. Berkhout commented:

"This video began as a viral campaign where Voyager fans where offered the opportunity to film the band live at The Amplifier. The catch was, it could to only be shot on a 'Smartphone' and thus began the Seize The Day 'Smartphone' Video Shoot in early March 2012.

"We got such a great response from the fans and with the confirmation of a North American Tour with Rhapsody Of Fire, we thought we'd harness the power of social media and the gift of Danny's gab to open up an invitation to the rest of the world to enter their own videos.

"It could be lip-sync, some crazy interpretive dance, driving, eating, swimming, juggling, star jumping, head-banging, rocking out or simply lying on a bed wearing a wrestling mask threatening a cat with a water pistol...... Anything! As long as you had a good time making it! And so it evolved into..... Voyager - Seize The Day (Official 'BY THE FANS' Video) More...

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Outer Skin Streaming Clips From Debut Album

Portuguese hard rock/heavy metal act Outer Skin posted preview clips from the band's debut full length release "Thunder Maker." The CD was produced by Daniel Cardoso (Anathema) and was self-released this year.

The track list for "Thunder Maker" is as follows:

1. Song for the Tragic
2. Thunder Maker
3. Lowdown
4. Blood Sweat and Lies
5. Rainbow High
6. Take Me Far
7. Someday
8. Desire
9. Endless Sky
10. Time

Check out the samples here:

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Mnemic Posts New Music Video For "I've Been You"

Danish modern metal act Mnemic posted a new music video for the song "I've Been You." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Mnemesis," out now on Nuclear Blast Records. The video was directed by Swedish born Patric Ullaeus of the Revolver Film Company AB (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir).

In other Mnemic news, the band is set to embark on a fall tour of Europe with Hatesphere and Sybreed on October 4, 2012. For dates and venues, head on over to this location.

Check out "I've Been You" here:

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Liv Kristine Posts "Paris Paris" Music Video

Leaves' Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine posted a music video for the song "Paris Paris." The song appears on her new solo release "Libertine," which is out in Europe and released today in North America through Napalm Records.

Check out "Paris Paris" here:

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