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Metal News for September 2, 2012

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13 news articles posted on this day.

Xector Reveals Debut EP Details

Bangalore based metal band XECTOR (formerly known as Spitfire) has revealed details about their upcoming debut EP, "Beyond Oblivion." The EP is slated for release sometime in August though the date is not set. All recording and post production work has been completed under the supervision of Siddhart Kamath (REC Productions). Artwork Design done by Shishir Athreya.

Here's the "Beyond Oblivion" track listing :

1. Wild impulse
2. Shadow of God
3. Delerium
4. The Great Sorrow

You can watch the promo video for the EP below:

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Heavenwood Posts New Music Video

Portuguese gothic metal band Heavenwood posted up a new music video for the track "Morning Glory Clouds (In Manus Tuas Domine)." The song appears on the band's latest LP "Abyss Masterpiece," which was issued in 2011 via Listenable Records. The video was directed by M. Webber and J. S. Watson.

Check out "Morning Glory Clouds (In Manus Tuas Domine)" here:

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Golden Resurrection Posts Video Studio Updates

Swedish symphonic power metal band Golden Resurrection, featuring multi-musician Tommy Johansson (ReinXeed/Charlie Shred) and vocalist Christian Rivel (DivineFire/7 Days/Ex-Narnia), are back in the studio recording the new album "One Voice for the Kingdom." The album is expected to see a 2012 release through DooLittle Group.

The first two video studio reports have been posted showcasing the vocals of Christian Rivel and bass tracks of Stefan K. Check them out here:

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Therion Posts New LP Cover On Official Website

Though unconfirmed by press release, the official website for Swedish symphonic act Therion was updated to include a pre-order for a release entitled "Les Fleurs du Mal." According to the site, the LP will be released on September 28, 2012 (shown at this location).

The band have been particularly quiet on the status and information regarding the new LP and follow up to the 2010 release "Sitra Ahra," but did announce that a new album would be released this September to coincide with the band's 25th Anniversary tour, which starts on September 28, 2012 in Eindhoven, Netherlands.

The cover artwork for "Les Fluers du Mal" can also be viewed below:

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Hellscourge To Release "Unmerciful Blasphemies"

Brazil's Hellscourge is set to release new album "Unmerciful Blasphemies" on CD format this September by Heavy Metal Rock/Brazil and as a cassette edition by Heavy Steel Records/Portugal. The band is currently seeking a partner for releasing a vinyl edition.

The artwork can be viewed below (see a full size image at the band's Facebook profile). Hellscourge also commented on the album:

"13 tracks rescuing the old school vein from the Brazilian masters of destruction!!! No compassion, No fashion, No bullshit!!! Dedicated to the ardent servants of evil!!!" More...

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The Descent Releases "The Day After" Video

Spain's The Descent has posted a music video online for the track "The Day After," which is taken from the band's new album "Dimensional Matters," due out this October 1st through Xtreem Music. Check out the clip below, and the album's full track listing is:

1. The Web of Lies
2. Sacred War
3. Winter Hell
4. Rejected by the Sun
5. The Day After
6. Drug
7. Wraith (Tied to Reality)
8. No One Cares
9. Confined
10. Guilty Conscience More...

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Herodias Streaming Entire New Album

After releasing a new music video for the track "An Exit," Herodias is now streaming the entire "Antevorta" album online. Check out the songs in the player available below. The "Antevorta" track listing is:

1. La Sangre De Salome 05:43
2. Antevorta 10:04
3. An Exit 07:26
4. Mala Gente 10:24
5. Una Vida Aislada 14:01 More...

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Zinvmm Posts New Album Trailer

Black metal act Zinvmm has a new album coming this Winter, and the band has now posted two new teaser clips containing music from the impending release. Check out the teasers via bandcamp or in the players available below.


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We The Martyr Calls It Quits

Canadian metalcore act We The Martyr, which recently announced extensive lineup changes, has now issued the following statement about deciding to call it quits:

"Dear fans and all you fine other folks, we have some news.

"We The Martyr is dead.

"With us having to replace so many members we have just decided to venture on to different things.

"If anyone wants to buy some of our left over merch, contact Devon Meyer. We will be selling it for whatever you feel like giving us."

You can still check out the band's music and get in touch with the We The Martyr members over at Facebook here.

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Kamelot Posts "Sacrimony Video Shoot" Footage

Kamelot posted up some behind the scenes footage from the upcoming music video for "Sacrimony." The song is the first single from the forthcoming new LP "Silverthorn," which is scheduled for release on October 30th in North America, October 26th in Germany and October 29th in the rest of Europe via Steamhammer/SPV. It will also see a Japanese release on October 24th via King Records.

Kamelot starts its North American tour with Nightwish on September 12th and 13th to kick off the ProgPower USA fest in Atlanta after a September 10th headliner gig in St. Petersburg, FL. For confirmed dates and venues of the tour, head on over to this location.

Check out the footage here: More...

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Sunn O))) Cancels Australian/New Zealand Tour

Sunn O))) has issued the following announcement about canceling the band's upcoming shows in Australia and New Zealand:

"Sunn O))) regretfully must pull out of the proposed Australian dates this October, and cancel the New Zealand concerts. Japan dates this autumn are confirmed and will happen regardless of the above.

"We apologize to our great and loyal fans in Australia and New Zealand. We have had 2 amazing tours of Australia in the past and were looking forward to going back for a third. We have never had the chance to travel to New Zealand to date, and it pains us to cancel those concerts, but alas the travel is tied together and we can not afford to do NZ alone at this time.

"This is the first time in the history of the band where we have had to cancel a tour. Here is the explanation behind our decision. Our friends in the band Pelican are facing the same situation as outlined below.

"We want to say that the New Zealand promoter Gareth Craze / RW was a stand up guy and did his best to accommodate us on all levels.

"The Australian promoter Robert Macmanus/Heathenskulls has shown complete inconsideration towards the basic requirements of our agreement together; in regards to preproduction, planning and structure of business at a professionally unreliable level. SUNN O))) and our agent have done all we can to make this agreement work, including giving three extensions on the proposed deadlines over the last 4 months. We arrive at the point of a third (final) missed deadline where the choice becomes related to dignity and self-respect toward ourselves as artists.

"Simply: we cannot proceed in that manner. SUNN O))) is a difficult band to tour, and the way it does work is through accuracy in planning and the structure of the tour. The way things have proceeded with Robert Macmanus/Heathenskulls has eroded trust we need to have in order to fly across the planet. More...

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Desert Performance Footage Available

Fan filmed video footage has been posted online, courtesy of YouTube user "danidind," of Desert perfoming live with Joakim Brodén (Sabaton) in Israel. The show took place last Thursday, August 30th on the Reading 3 in Tel Aviv, Israel, and the clipcan be seen below.

Israel's Desert has also begun work on a next studio album. For the release, the band is collaborating with Erez Yohanan, who will act as a producer of the entire album. Erez is klnown on the metal scene as the mastermind behind Amaseffer and has also worked with bands such as Orphaned Land and others

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Sunday Old School: Alice In Chains

Usually at the end of every month, Sunday Old School examines a band from the glam metal genre, so we’re kicking off a new month of Sundays this week by taking a look at one of the bands that helped to kill off the era of men in lipstick, Alice In Chains. The band was formed in 1987 by guitarist Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bass player Mike Starr, and soon recruited a singer named Layne Staley, who joined in return for Cantrell participating in his funk project. The funk band broke up soon afterwards and the quartet performed under a number of different monikers, before eventually settling on Alice In Chains, which stemmed from Staley’s former band, Alice N’ Chainz. The group caught the attention of local promoter, Randy Hauser, who offered to pay for their demo recording, which was delayed when the studio they were set to record in was shut down a day before the recording was meant to take place, due to the biggest cannabis raid in the history of the state of Washington. The band eventually recorded a demo named, "The Treehouse Tapes," which was passed around the local scene until it reached Don Ienner, the president of Columbia Records, who decided to sign the band and make them a top priority.

In July 1990, Alice in Chains released their first EP, "We Die Young," and its title track became an instant hit on metal radio. Based on this positive response, the label rushed the band to release its full length debut, which surfaced only a month later in the form of, "Facelift." The album sold modestly at first, until the music video for, "Man in the Box" found its way into regular airplay on MTV and became a top twenty single. Six weeks later, "Facelift" had sold over 400,000 copies and was certified Gold before the year was out, peaking on the Billboard Charts number 42. The album was also highly praised by critics and their peers alike, and soon the group were invited to open the Clash of the Titans tour in North America, which apart from themselves, featured a thrash metal lineup of Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The band found themselves subject to some hostile audiences but Anthrax bassist Frank Bello recalls them earning the respect of others by standing up for themselves. "If there was a guy starting shit, Layne would jump into the audience and beat the FUCK outta that guy!" he recalls in the documentary, Get Thrashed. More...

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