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Metal News for September 18, 2013

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35 news articles posted on this day.

Eryn Non Dae. Releases New Music Video

Eryn Non Dae. has teamed up with Metalinjection.net to premiere a new music video for "Hidden Lotus."

The video was directed by Arnaud Gransagne and can be found below. "Hidden Lotus" comes off the "Meliora" album out now through M&O Music.

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Hecate Enthroned Signs With Crank Music

The British forefathers of black metal Hecate Enthroned and Crank Music Group proudly announce a recording deal for the release of the band's upcoming album.

After nine years since the last release, the band has returned with a new violent and chillingly evil full-length. The album has a tentative release time for the end of November and the band has already announced a short U.K. tour at the beginning of December to promote the upcoming opus. The title and the exact release date along with some further details and studio clips will be announced soon.

Hecate Enthroned also comments: "After several weeks of discussions and talks we have this week put pen to paper and signed a recording deal with Crank Music Group. The contract will be for the release of our latest studio album and has an estimated release time for the end of November 2013. We decided on Crank as a perfect partner for us as they share the same vision and attitudes as we do and will do the best not only for the album but also for the band. We would like to welcome all at Crank into the Hecate fold and look forward to a successful partnership. Further details on the album along with artwork, studio clips and interviews will be uploaded in the build up to the release." More...

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Argus Streaming New Track

Argus has posted another track online from the band's "Beyond the Martyrs" album. You can check out "By Endurance We Conquer," along with the previously posted "No Peace Beyond the Line," in the Bandcamp player below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. By Endurance We Conquer
2. No Peace Beyond The Line
3. The Hands of Time Are Bleeding
4. Trinity
5. Four Candles Burning
6. The Coward's Path
7. Cast Out All Raging Spirits
8. Beyond The Martyrs

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Beaten To Death Posts Full Album Online

Starting today and two weeks before its official release, Metal Hammer UK is now streaming Beaten to Death’s forthcoming second album “Dødsfest!” in its entirety.

Listen to the full album stream below. "Dødsfest!" is due for release via Mas-Kina Recordings on October 4th, 2013. More...

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In Solitude Streams "Pallid Hands"

The new single "Pallid Hands" from Swedish classic heavy metal band In Solitude is now available for streaming below, courtesy of Decibel Magazine.

The band's new album "Sister" is dropping in North America on 10/01 and will be available to fans digitally, on CD, and 180gram black vinyl. The first single and title track is also available over here.

"Sister" was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin "Konie" Ehrencrona and follows previous release "The World.The Flesh.The Devil."

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on the "Wild Hunt" tour beginning on October 8th in New York City with support from Tribulation. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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aNgreNOST Signs With Code666

Portugal's aNgreNOST has signed a multi-album contract with Aural Music imprint Code666. The band's debut album “Planet Muscaria” is due for release at the end of the month. Code666 also comments:

"A genuine and desperate scream of venomous un-life, sucked into a very bad trip to the Gates of Hell and beyond. aNgreNOST was formed in 1995 by Pursan and Ainvar (Sirius). The only release by the band was the EP 'Evil,' released on MCD by Andromeda Creations (Portugal) in 1997, which was very well received by the public. After this release, in 1998, due to all-kind of extreme auto-destructive behaviors, Pursan collapses and leaves the band. 12 years later Pursan re-activates aNgreNOST, this time without Ainvar and with 2 new members: Erdsaf and E. (Wavelength:Satan).

"The concept of aNgreNOST and Planet Muscaria are entwined. It is the raw testimony of someone who took the human condition to its most extreme state: dark, miserable self-destructive… and survived. Intravenous overdoses, psychotic outbreaks, NDEs and bad trips. Detox clinics, psychiatric asylums, hospitals and police stations. Addiction and extreme abuse of hard drugs and hallucinogens. aNgreNOST is not about fantasies or poetry. It’s real, and Planet Muscaria is the mirror of these experiences. Black metal in its most pure and genuine form." More...

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Herrschaft Streams New Single

After five years of silence, the third chapter of French electro-metal band Herrschaft is finally here. "Les 12 Vertiges" will see release on October 7th via code666 Records.

Stay tuned for more details in the coming days, and check out the first single "Gates to Dreams" in the player available below.

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Cult Of Erinyes To Release "Blessed Extinction"

Belgian act Cult of Erinyes will release new album "Blessed Extinction" on October 28th, 2013 via code666. The track listing is as follows:

1. From the Shattered Skies
2. (Jibaku)
3. Unspoiled Beauty
4. Bipolar
5. Dissolve into the Stars
6. Sunken Cities
7. The Vlasov Notes
8. Coda

Cult of Erinyes mainman Corvus recently declared: “Drawing the energy from the darkest thoughts of its creators, Cult of Erinyes intends to evolve in the realms of Black Metal while pushing its limits a bit further. Spawned with the intention to distil artistic audacity into respected traditions, Cult of Erinyes belongs to the forbidden experience, where music is merely a symptom of a higher truth. Ritualistic hymns, vicious and twisted vocals, furious rhythmics and ambient digressions are only a few weapons which make Cult of Erinyes a band to be reckoned with.” More...

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Handful Of Hate Announces New Album

Cult black metal horde Handful Of Hate is back with a brand new album, scheduled for release on November 12th via code666.

Beyond the standard digipack CD and digital download, the effort will be available in a deluxe handmade torture box CD, which will feature one bonus track, several torture items, and exclusive t-shirt.

The cover artwork by Simone Bertozzi is available below, and the "To Perdition" track listing is as follows:

01. To Perdition
02. Far Beyond All Scourges
03. Swines Graced Gods
04. Cursed be your Breast
05. Caro Data Vermibus
06. Larvae
07. Ornaments for Derision
08. Ex Abrupto
09. Words like Worms
10. Feeding Suggerings
11. Damnatio Ad Bestias (bonus track ltd edition) More...

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Hirax Pushes Back Album Release

Hirax has pushed back the release of new studio album "Immortal Legacy" to 2014. Singer and mastermind Katon W. De Pena comments:

"We are sorry for the delays as we know that the fans are waiting desperately for the album, but we have had some unexpected delays in the studio and we do not want to release a half hearted album. Our fans deserve only the best, so watch out for one of the best thrash metal records released in a long time. We are also sorry that the Flotsam & Jetsam / Hirax European tour is cancelled, but due to circumstances beyond our control, we had to pull the plug. We are planning a full scale US tour in March, and have further plans to return to Europe. As a little compensation, we will release a digital single for the song 'Hellion Rising' on November 22nd. Thanks for all your understanding and patience, and be sure that 2014 will be a killer year for Hirax. Horns Up!"

The album will be released now in Germany on February 21st, in Europe on February 24th and in the US/Canada on March 4th through SPV/Steamhammer as CD, gatefold coloured LP and download.

The new album is produced by Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Armored Saint, W.A.S.P., Sacred Reich) and the cover was drawn by Philip Lawvere (Kreator/Celtic Frost). Guest guitar players on the album are Jim Durkin (Dark Angel), Juan Garcia (Agent Steel/Evildead), and Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies/Fishbone). The track listing is as follows: More...

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Obelyskkh Streaming Full New LP

Germany's punishing psychedelic doom crew Obelyskkh will soon release third LP, "Hymn To Pan." Now the entire "Hymn To Pan" experience is playing online below, courtesy of Terrorizer.com. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Since 2008, Obelyskkh has held a solid reputation within their respective scene, each album delivering a more intense and expanded take on their visionary practices. Recorded by the band directly subsequent to their White Lightnin' album, and mastered by Brad Boatright (Sleep, Nails, High On Fire, Integrity), Hymn To Pan showcases this quartet on an entirely new musical plateau, integrating more psychedelic influences and laying out their most advanced material to date, with six enormous tracks which test the boundaries of modern media at a massive one hour and eight minutes of otherworldly contemporary doom rapture.

"Hymn To Pan is out now in Europe and pending release this Tuesday, September 24th on the North American plate, delivered in several consumable formats including CD, digital and a massive 2xLP pressing." More...

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Red Fang Streaming New Song

Red Fang's "Whales and Leeches" is due out on October 11th (Germany/Benelux), October 14th (EU/UK), and October 15th (North America) via Relapse Records.

Now you can stream the brand new single "No Hope" in the player below, courtesy of Guitarworld.com.

You can also check out the 2nd leg of the band's upcoming headlining tour, this time with Cancer Bats, The Shrine, Indian Handcrafts & Radkey. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Clutch Announces Holiday Tour

After recently postponing September tour dates to January of 2014 due to health issues, Maryland rockers Clutch are pleased to announce their annual Holiday Tour.

These dates kick off the day after Christmas December 26th in Washington, DC and run through New Year's Eve in Brooklyn, NY.

Support on the dates from December 26th through December 28th will come from Into Another and The Mike Dillon Band. Support on the dates from December 29th through December 31st will be provided by Into Another and Lionize. Holiday tour dates are as follows:

12/26: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
12/27: Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
12/28: Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
12/29: Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
12/30: Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
12/31: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg

You can find the band's list of October, November, and rescheduled September shows at this location.

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Herfst Posts New Music Video

Belgian extreme metal act Herfst posted up a new music video for the track "Eyeless Souless." The song appears on the band's latest EP "The Deathcult pt. I: An Oath in Darkness," which was self-released last year (see review here).

WARNING: The following video contains erotic content and nudity: More...

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Gary Busey Amber Alert Changes Name

Sacramento technical death metal legion Alterbeast is pleased to announce a union with Unique Leader Records. The label comments:

"Formed in 2011 under the working title Gary Busey Amber Alert (GBAA), Alterbeast combines influences from the likes of The Black Dahlia Murder, Necrophagist and Spawn of Possession with numerous classic death metal acts like Dissection and Morbid Angel into an infuriated expulsion of animosity.

"After a year of dedicated song-crafting, Alterbeast unleashed their first demo in 2012 and played countless shows opening for Deicide, Dying Fetus, Testament, Revocation, Exhumed, Severed Savior and many others. Their crushing live assaults combined with a DIY ethos quickly earned them a revered place within the local death metal community.

"Earlier this year, Alterbeast entered Augmented Audio at Sound Temple Studios to record their debut. Titled Immortal, the record was engineered by former The Black Dahlia Murder bassist Ryan 'Bart' Williams. The band later enlisted Gabe Seeber (The Kennedy Veil) to the drum stool, returned to the studio - this time at Oakland's Castle Ultimate with engineer Zack Ohren (Light This City, All Shall Perish, First Blood, Cattle Decapitation, Warbringer et al) -- to record drums, mix and master the album.

"Slated for release in early 2014 via Unique Leader, Immortal will feature eight tracks of brutal, uncompromising death metal mastery. Further Alterbeast developments to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned." More...

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Mierdaster Announces New Lineup

Chilean thrash punk band Mierdaster has announced the replacement of original members Martin Capdevila and Cristian Lueje to continue touring this second half of the year. The band comments:

"For a while Martin Capdevila (Guitar) and Cristian 'Timmy' Lueje (Drums) have decided to leave the band; at first we kept working as a solid unit because we were a bunch of good friends and we thought on keep it that way until we could find the permanent replacement. Fortunately wasn't that long when René Ortiz (Guitar) and Orlando Ezquerra (Drums) came to the band.

"They have plenty experience and they are very closed to the band's core and we all felt that when we had the first rehearsal, we all realized that there was a great chemistry in between all of us. We would like to wish to Timmy & Martin the best of luck on all their future endeavors. In the other hand we would like to welcome to our new members."

Mierdaster is:

Mauricio Almazan (Bass & main Vocals)
Claudio Melo (Guitar/backing Vocals)
René Ortiz (Guitar)
Orlando Ezquerra (Drums)

Mierdsaster's "La Furia" was released in 2012 via Digmetalworld Records and distributed via MVD ENtertainment group in North America. More...

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Signum Regis Reveals "Exodus" Details

The third Signum Regis album entitled "Exodus" will be released on November 15th in Europe and December 3rd in North America through Ulterium Records.

"Exodus" features guest vocals by Lance King (ex. Pyramaze, Balance of Power), Michael Vescera (Obsession, Animetal USA), Matt Smith (Theocracy), Daísa Munhoz (Vandroya, Soulspell), Eli Prinsen (Sacred Warrior, The Sacrificed), Samuel Nyman (Manimal), Thomas L. Winkler (Gloryhammer, Emerald), Göran Edman (ex. Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) and Mayo Petranin (Castaway).

The album was mastered by Tommy Hansen and the artwork was created by Felipe Machado Franco. "Exodus" is a concept album about the Biblical concept of Israelites who were enslaved in ancient Egypt. "Exodus" can be pre-ordered at the Ulterium Records Store, and the track listing is:

01. On The Nile
02. Enslaved
03. The Promised Land
04. Let Us Go!
05. Wrath Of Pharaoh
06. The Ten Plagues
07. Last Days In Egypt
08. Exodus
09. Song Of Deliverance
10. Sole Survivor
11. Mountain of God [CD bonus track] More...

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Emmure To Record New Album

Emmure - which is easily the favorite band of all Metalunderground.com readers after Avenged Sevenfold - plans to enter the studio later this year.

The band's sixth full-length album for Victory Records will be released Spring 2014 and follows the previous "Slave To The Game" album (reviewed here). The real question of course, is whether any tracks this time around will be able to surpass the lyrical brilliance of the infamous "Drug Dealer Friend."

Emmure will be closing out 2013 by headlining the Never Say Die Tour in Europe (October 4th to 26th) and then a full U.S. tour (October 29th to November 22nd) alongside Asking Alexandria, Sevendust, All That Remains, and For Today.

Guitarist and founding member Jesse Ketive stated, “We couldn’t be happier to announce that following Never Say Die! and the Asking Alexandria Tour we will be heading into the studio to work on the new album which is aimed for a Spring release! We have been working hard in between our rigorous world touring schedule this past year and a half and we can’t wait to unveil new material. We have resigned to Victory Records and there will be a lot of new things developing for EMMURE through the end of the year. Thank you for your constant support through the years and we promise to deliver one of the best Emmure records to date. See you on tour.” More...

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Forty Winters Kicking Off "The Blackout Tour"

South Florida heavy metal outfit Forty Winters will kick off its headlining "The Blackout Tour" tonight in August, GA with support from A Fight For Life, After Me The Flood (9/25-10/21) and Fero Lux (9/18-9/20).

The band has updated its routing for the run, which will wrap up in late October. A list of confirmed dates can be seen below.

"Touring, in general, is something we get super stoked about - the experience overall is what we look forward to," said vocalist, Xavier Vicuna. "Just getting in the van and going...Also, In N Out Burger. After the headliner we should be hitting up the East Coast to visit some familiar hot spots and then trek it over to Central America for some Costa Rica and Panama dates. A new video may surface by the end of the year as well. Keep those eyes peeled!"

The band recently recorded three new songs with Charles J. Wall and Phil Pluskota at Sonic Assault Studios in Cape Coral, Fla. (Betraying The Martyrs, Abiotic, King Conquer).

"We really tried to warp our roots and influences into a newer, more aggressive approach," added Vicuna. "We've grooved, we've jammed and we've dropped it, but the goal has always been to evolve. The new stuff is pretty evil and a lot more genuine; we really focused on being ourselves and doing what felt natural. It's gonna be pretty raw - a lot of slamming and thrashing." More...

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Endstille Releases New Song

Endstille has premiered a new track online from the band's forthcoming record, "Kapitulation 2013." The album is due out November 8th (November 12th in North America) through Season of Mist.

Stream the new track titled "The Refined Nation" in the player below, courtesy of CVLT Nation. Pre-orders for "Kapitulation 2013" are also now available at the Season of Mist e-shop here. More...

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Nervous Posts "Birthday Party" Track

The Oakland punks in Nervous have teamed up with High Times Magazine to premiere a new song, "Birthday Party," taken off their self-titled debut album, due out September 24th on Twelve Gauge Records. Listen to the track below.

Of Nervous' debut, High Times reports: "10 trax of wrathful, angular punk in the mold of early-90s noizemongers Jesus Lizard, the almighty Nirvana, etc." A full review of the album also appears in High Times' December issue, on newsstands in October.

"Nervous" was recorded and mixed by Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta) and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Baroness). More...

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Below Enters The Studio

Epic doom metal band Below is currently holed up at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with none other than Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) recording the band's Metal Blade Records debut.

Below hails from Sweden features influences from late Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and King Diamond, so going with Andy La Rocque as the producer was a clear choice for the group. The band offered up the following update:

"The progress of the recording of our debut album is going great and to have the opportunity to work with Andy La Rocque and Olof in Sonic Train Studios is amazing. We are currently finished recording the drums, the bass and the main guitars, and will start with the vocals this weekend. It sounds amazing already. It will be a truly epic album that will leave its mark in the history of doom."

Andy La Rocque added; "this is one of the heaviest bands I have worked with in the studio for a very long time, and the sounds so far is amazing! And always great to work with great musicians!"

Not much is known about the Swedish quintet, however they are working with Tobias Rosén - bass player of fellow Metal Blade Records artists Noctum - of Howlin' Owl Productions and a split 7" is in set to be released by Dark Descent Records with the doom act’s full-length being released via Metal Blade in 2014. More...

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Saxon Announces "Unplugged And Strung Up"

British heavy metal legends Saxon have produced a series of alternative takes on classic favorites to herald a new entry to the Saxonian Institute of Metal. The following statement was issued about the coming "Unplugged and Strung Up" release:

"There is always feral beauty in a raging beast…and with 'Unplugged And Strung Up,' Saxon's selection of unique, fresh and adventurous interpretations of material previously heard only with raw heavy metal thunder, the point is triumphantly underscored.

"Unplugged And Strung Up reveals layers and pieces previously dormant in many of the 14 classic Saxon songs chosen for this makeover, thanks to some ear-catching new arrangements and mixes. Recorded, mixed and mastered with Andy Sneap in Derbyshire, U.K. earlier this year, Unplugged And Strung Up contains re-evaluated, re-worked and re-energized versions of The Eagle Has Landed and Crusader by introducing orchestral dynamics to offer added dimension. Frozen Rainbow, from the band's 1979 debut, gets a stunning acoustic reprisal which transports it into a power ballad to be proud of, while Red Star Falling soars and sweeps the emotions with its orchestral arranged dovetail.

"As if this reinvention wasn't enough, Saxon super fans and collectors can purchase a digipak version of the release which will include 2002's storming set of full-volume, pedal-to-the-metal re-recorded hits Heavy Metal Thunder. Featuring staple Saxon stormers such as Motorcycle Man, Strong Arm Of The Law, and Dallas 1pm, it is a quintessential part of any collection. More...

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Cannibal Corpse Announces Florida Shows

Cannibal Corpse will be wrapping up the band's 25th anniversary celebrations for 2013 with a pair of shows in Florida, which has served as the band's base of operations since relocating to Tampa from Buffalo, NY in 1994.

The shows are scheduled for November 29th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL at the Culture Room and November 30th in Tampa, FL at the Brass Mug.

Founding member and bassist Alex Webster comments: "We are very excited to be doing these shows in Florida this November. We formed the band in the first week of December back in 1988 so these shows will be happening almost exactly 25 years after our formation. It will be great to celebrate our band's anniversary in the state that helped put death metal on the map. Also, we are very happy to be able play Ft. Lauderdale to make up for the show we missed there in June. And I think fans in both cities will be happy when they see the ticket price for these shows!"

11/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
11/30 Tampa, FL Brass Mug

Metal Blade Records has been releasing one picture disc a month from the band's expansive catalog of releases. A total of 12 pictures discs will be released, covering all of the band's full-length studio albums, some of which have never been released on picture disc. The most recent picture disc to be added is "Kill," and is available for pre-order at this location. More...

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Rivers Of Nihil Streaming New Track

Rivers of Nihil has unveiled the second track from upcoming album, "The Conscious Seed of Light."

The brand new song, "Mechanical Trees," can be heard below thanks to NoCleanSinging.com.

Bassist Adam Biggs comments on the track: "The lyrics paint a bleak picture of humanity's future, wherein the environment has become so damaged that we are forced to rely on machines to create breathable oxygen for most living creatures. Eventually, this way of life becomes too much for Earth's dwindling human population, so the powers that be lace the machines with hallucinogenic substances to ease the pain of death. While that seems bleak, this song is actually a lot of fun to play live. It contains some of the more difficult riffs on the record, while also maintaining a good deal of atmosphere."

Rivers of Nihil, which also features vocalist Jake Dieffenbach, guitarists Jon Kunz and Brody Uttley, and drummer Ron Nelson, has added to the band's Fall touring schedule. In October, fans will be able to see Rivers of Nihil touring with Beneath the Massacre, Rings of Saturn, and Legion throughout the east coast. Confirmed dates can be seen below.

"The Conscious Seed of Light" will be released on October 15th in North America and October 11th/14th in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records. More...

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Pro-Pain Reveals New Album Details

Pro-Pain is set to release new studio album "The Final Revolution" on November 25th, 2013 (Germany: November 22nd, 2013; US/Canada: December 3rd, 2013). The track listing is as follows:

1. Deathwish
2. One Shot One Kill
3. Southbound
4. Problem Reaction Solution
5. The Final Revolution
6. Can't Stop The Pain
7. All Systems Fail
8. Want Some?
9. Fall From Grace
10. Emerge
11. Mass Extinction
12. Under The Gun
13. Life's Hard - Live 2010 (bonus track digi)
14. Get Real - Live 2010 (bonus track digi)
15. Party In Paris - UK Subs cover (bonus track digi)

"The Final Revolution" was recorded, mixed, and mastered by V.O. Pulver (Gurd) at Little Creek Studio in Gelterkinden, Switzerland from August 18th to August 29th, 2013.

The standard release will feature twelve brand-new tracks. There will be other configurations available as well, in the form of a Digipak and a Gatefold Album. The Digipak will contain bonus material (including live tracks plus a UK Subs cover) and a foldout poster. Catch the band live: More...

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Epysode Posts "Morning Rose" Song Sample

Belgian based power/progressive at Epysode posted another song sample from the upcoming sophomore LP "Fantasmagoria." A portion of the track "Morning Rose" - featuring Triosphere's Ida Haukland can be heard streaming below.

"Fantasmagoria" drops on October 11th via AFM Records and 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 the album 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 song sample here: More...

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Onslaught Streaming New Track "66 'Fuckin' 6"

U.K. thrash legends Onslaught are streaming the new track "66 'Fuckin' 6." The song appears on the upcoming release "IV," which is set for North American release on September 24th (UK on September 23rd) via AFM Records.

The track listing for "IV" is:

1. A New World Order
2. Chaos Is King (see lyric video)
3. Fuel For My Fire
4. Children Of The Sand
5. Slaughterize
6. 66 'Fuckin' 6
7. Cruci-Fiction
8. Dead Man Walking
9. Enemy Of My Enemy
10. Shellshock (Bonus Track)

Check out "66 'Fuckin' 6" here: More...

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Rust2Dust To Release Debut LP "Daymare"

Slovakian metal act Rust2Dust will have its 2009 debut release "Daymare" - originally self-released - reissued on October 28th via Metalbox Recordings. The band was founded in September 2009 by former members of Rumburax (now disbanded) - Guitarists Martin 'Semish' Semjan (Candy Core, Rumburax) and Martin 'Ondro' Ondrejicka (Core F.S., Rumburax) - who joined creative forces to form Rust2Dust.

The lineup was then completed by bassist Richard 'Richie' Potzner (Core F.S., Rumburax), drummer Marek Matejov (Canis Lupus, Rumburax) and young singer Tomá 'Bujón' Buron (Arva).
Rust2Dust describes the music as a mix of old school metal with some elements of crossover, metalcore and nu-metal.

The track listing for "Daymare" is:

1. Intro
2. Stay Awake
3. Lost
4. Hate
5. Devil's Whore
6. Daymare
7. Crime
8. Dopamine
9. Losing Everything
10. Kral' Skazy
11. Rieka More...

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81db Details New Album "A Blind Man's Dream"

Italian rock/metal act 81db will release the third LP "A Blind Man's Dream" on October 28, 2013 via Bakerteam Records. The album mixes heavy riffs, progressive beats and influences ranging from Classic Rock to Folk music, whilst the lyrical concept was inspired by the movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest."

The band debuted in 2009 with the critically acclaimed debut album "Evaluation," which led to extensive touring throughout Europe and a single/music video for the track "Voices," which was aired on MTV Greece and MAD TV. The band also opened for British Hard Rock legends Deep Purple in Turin, Italy.

American Grammy nominated producer Sylvia Massy (Tool, System Of A Down) showed interest in the band and 81db flew to California to record the second album between October and November 2010. "Impressions" was released later that year and displayed the full maturity of the band.

The track list for "A Blind Man's Dream" is:

1. Manicomium
2. Sirens
3. When the Cat's Away
4. Vanessa's Box
5. House Rules
6. Food for Thought
7. Electroshock
8. Alien Invasion
9. Insane Wishes
10. The Great Escape
11. A Blind Man's Dream More...

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Rublood Details Debut LP "Star Vampire"

Inspired by the atmospheric sounds of bands such as Rammstein, Depeche Mode, Joy Division and Deathstars, Italian industrial metal band Rublood quickly developed a very distinctive personality, mixing heavy riffs, dark atmospheres and poetic lyrics with strong visuals. The band will release its debut album "Star Vampire" via Bakerteam Records on October 28th.

As a live act, Rublood delight the audience with a magnificent gothic show, which allowed the band to be noticed by the producers of Warner Bros film "Studio Illegale." The band appears in the film performing the breakthrough song "Through The Looking-Glass" (see footage below) which has been chosen as the first single of the album.

The track list for "Star Vampire" is:

1. Star Vampire
2. Heart
3. Through The Looking Glass
4. Electro Starfuckers
5. Rainfall
6. True Blood
7. Policy Of Truth
8. Negative Bride
9. Goth Love
10. Ignition
11. In Love We Trust More...

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Sorronia Details Debut Album "World Of Silence"

On October 28th, Bakerteam Records will release the debut album "Words of Silence" from Hungarian symphonic metal band Sorronia. First conceived in 2011 by vocalist Anna Király and keyboardist István Biró, Sorronia released a promotional video for the song "Enemy Of Yourself" in January 2013 (seen below), soon attracting a very strong response.

The band combines a wide range of influences which resulted in a striking Symphonic album made of grandiose melodies and hard rockin' riffs, neo-classical solos and gothic elements, with unique twists and plenty of groove. The lyrics are references to delusion, love, tragedy, anger and anything a human being can possibly experience throughout life. The artwork (shown below) was created by Alexandra V Bach (Kamelot, Adagio).

The track listing for "Words of Silence" is:

1. Intro
2. Fallen Angel
3. Enemy Of Yourself (see music video below)
4. Serenade Of Memories
5. Lost In Falling
6. Shattered
7. My Eternal Land
8. Leave It Behind
9. This Is The End More...

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Soulfly Posts Additional "Savages" Trailer

Soulfly posted a new trailer for the upcoming new release "Savages," which features vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera speaking about working with his son Zyon. "Savages" drops on October 4, 2013 in North America via Nuclear Blast Records (September 30th in Europe).

The track list is:

1. Bloodshed (see lyric video)
2. Cannibal Holocaust?
3. Fallen
4. Ayatollah of Rock 'n' Rolla
5. Master of Savagery? (streaming here)
6. Spiral
7. This Is Violence
8. K.C.S.
9. El Comegente
10. Soulfliktion

Check out the latest trailer here: More...

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Amadeus Awad Posts Lyric Video For New Track

Lebanese guitarist/composer Amadeus Awad, dubbed the "Arjen Anthony Lucassen of the Middle East," is streaming the new track "A Song For A Loner." The song appears on the new EP "Schizanimus." The song was mixed by Karim Sinno and mastered by Simon Lahham. The song features Porcupine Tree/King Crimson drummer Gavin Harrison.

Check out "A Song For A Loner" here:

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Negura Bunget Posts New Music Video

Negura Bunget posted a new music video for the track "Curgerea Muntelui." The song appears on the band's upcoming new single "Gînd a-prins," which drops on October 4th via Prophecy Productions.

The images for "Curgerea Muntelui" were filmed on various locations on Cerna and Retezat Mountains. Some studio photos were also used by the visual artist Daniel Dorobatu (who's in charge for the whole visual content of Negura Bunget's upcoming trilogy) to merge into a layered and geometrical exploration of the natural elements. Check it out here:

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