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Metal News for September 20, 2011

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34 news articles posted on this day.

Expose Your Hate Entering The Studio

Expose Your Hate has checked in with the following announcement about entering the recording studio tomorrow to being work on a new album:

"Tomorrow (9/21/11) Expose Your Hate finally starts in the studio Megafone (Natal-RN) recording the drums of the 2nd CD, which will be 17 songs (as in Hatecult). 16 unreleased tracks and re-recording of song 'Life not for sale,' originally from the demo 'In god we crush' (2001). Soon more news and videos, the cult of hate continues!"

You can also check out Expose Your Hate's music by heading over to the band's MySpace music profile.

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Thrash And Burn 2011 Tour Dates Announced

Come this November, Winds of Plague will be hitting the road with Chelsea Grin, As Blood Runs Black, For the Fallen Dreams, Upon a Burning Body, In the Midst of Lions, Like Moths to Flames, and Volumes for the "Thrash & Burn" 2011 tour.

In regards to this upcoming trek, Winds of Plague's Johnny Plague (vocals) comments: "We are very excited that our first US headlining tour in support of our new record 'Against The World' will carry the Thrash & Burn brand. In my opinion, this year's lineup is one of the heaviest lineups I've seen in a while. Each band will deliver their unique brand of crushing metal, and it will prove to be one hell of an evening for fans of heavy music. Our set will consist of an even balance of songs between our three records. We are pulling out all the stops for this tour--if you have seen us before, you've never seen us like how we will be on this tour."

The dates are as follows:

11/10- San Diego, CA @ Soma (no FTFD)
11/11- Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/12- Salt Lake City, UT @ TBA
11/13- Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
11/15- St Paul, MN @ Station 4
11/16- Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
11/17- Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
11/18- Detroit, MI @ Harpos
11/19- Dayton, OH @ The Attic
11/20- Louisville, KY @ TBA
11/21- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
11/22- St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theatre
11/23- Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ TBA
11/25- Richmond, VA @ Kingdom
11/26- Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
11/27- Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
11/28- New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
11/29- Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
11/30- Portland, ME @ TBA
12/01- Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights w/ HATEBREED (WOP, CG, ABRB only)
12/02- Montreal, QC @ Tulipe
12/03- Toronto, ON @ Opera House
12/04- Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
12/05- Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
12/07- St. Louis, MO @ TBA
12/08- Tulsa, OK @ Marquee Theatre
12/09- San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
12/10- Dallas, TX @ Unsilent Night Fest
12/11- Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
12/12- Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
12/13- Austin, TX @ Emo's East
12/14- El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls

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London Underground Bans Metallica Album Artwork

According to the New Musical Express, London Underground have banned promo posters for Lou Reed & Metallica's forthcoming album "Lulu" from being displayed in stations. Transport For London bosses made the decision not to allow the image on tubes or in stations after a spokesperson claimed it looked too much like graffiti. "Lulu" will be released in Europe on October 31st with a North American release to be seen the next day.

Read the full article at NME.com.

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Unfold Streaming New Track

After seven years of absence, Swiss act Unfold is returning with the new album "Cosmogon," which will see release soon as a digipack CD and limited edition LP. Pre-orders for the album are available at this location.

Unfold has also posted another new song from the album online. Check out the track "Eschaton" in the player provided below.

Eschaton by unfoldrocks

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Sandraudiga Signs To Born Of Chaos Records

Born of Chaos records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Pennsylvania's Sandraudiga:

"Psycedelic metallers Sandraudiga from Leola PA (right in the middle of Amish Country) have signed a multi-album deal with Born Of Chaos Records. The 5 piece draws equal influence from old school death metal as it does Tool and even Pink Floyd.

"The band is scheduled to begin recording their new album Oct 31st @ Atrium Audio under the guidance of Carson Slovak (August Burns Red, Throdl). For more information, sample songs and more band links go to this location."

You can also check out Sandraudiga's music by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.

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The Safety Fire Posts Tour Diary

The Safety Fire has released a video tour diary featuring footage from the band's recent U.K. trek with Rise to Remain. To see the guys on the road and live onstage, check out the clip below. With the release of the upcoming full-length album "Grind the Ocean" on the near horizon, The Safety Fire has also released the "Huge Hammers" single on iTunes.

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Rwake Streaming Entire "Rest" Album

Arkansas doomsayers Rwake are currently streaming their new full-length, "Rest," in its entirety on their official Bandcamp page. Check it out by heading over to this location.

"Rest" will be unleashed to North American fans on September 27th via Relapse Records on CD, digital, and double LP. In related news, Rwake has announced a handful of shows in support of "Rest." The mini-tour will commence tomorrow, September 21st, with a hometown show in Little Rock, Arkansas and include stops in St. Louis, Chicago, Nashville, and more. Details are as follows:

9/21/2011 White Water - Little Rock, AR
9/22/2011 Fubar - St. Louis, MO
9/23/2011 Rock Island Brewing Company - Rock Island, IA
9/24/2011 The Abbey - Chicago, IL
9/25/2011 The End - Nashville, TN

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Black Cobra To Support Kyuss Lives!

San Francisco duo Black Cobra has just been confirmed as support for Kyuss Lives!, featuring drummer Brant Bjork, vocalist John Garcia and bassists Nick Oliveri (US dates) and Scott Reeder (Canada dates) of Kyuss. The second leg of Kyuss Lives! dates will kick off mid-November, and in addition to Black Cobra, will feature The Sword as direct support. YOB will also join in the festivities on the Portland and Seattle dates of the excursion. At press time there are 14 shows confirmed, but several more are being added to the routing and will be disbursed to the public in the days ahead. Details are as follows:

9/22/2011 Yerba Buena Center for the Arts – San Francisco, CA

BLACK COBRA w/ Kyuss Lives!, The Sword:
11/17/2011 House of Blues – San Diego, CA
11/19/2011 The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco, CA
11/21/2011 Roseland Theatre – Portland, OR w/ YOB
11/22/2011 Showbox SODO – Seattle, WA w/ YOB
11/23/2011 Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC
11/26/2011 Flames Central – Calgary, AB
11/27/2011 Edmonton Event Centre – Edmonton, AB
11/29/2011 Garrick Centre – Winnipeg, MB
11/30/2011 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
12/01/2011 Turner Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
12/02/2011 Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL
12/03/2011 Crofoot Ballroom – Pontiac, MI
12/05/2011 The Palace Theater – Greensburg, PA
12/06/2011 Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY

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Pyrrhon Streaming Entire New Album

New York City's Pyrrhon is currently streaming debut album "An Excellent Servant But A Terrible Master," in its entirety courtesy of Invisible Oranges. Check it out now by heading over to this location.

Pyrrhon has also confirmed several local live appearances for the coming weeks, including a record release show in Brooklyn today, and a special all-covers Precious Metal show in Manhattan on Halloween night. Details are as follows:

9/22/2011 The Charleston – Brooklyn, NY – record release show w/ Cleric, Phthisis
10/09/2011 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY w/ Wake, Praetura, Pyrrhon, Nailed Shut
10/31/2011 Lit Lounge – New York, NY

The "An Excellent Servant But a Terrible Master" track listing is as follows:

1. New Parasite
2. Glossolalian
3. Idiot Circles
4. Correcting a Mistake
5. Gamma Knife
6. The Architect Confesses (Spittlestrand Hair)
7. Flesh Isolation Chamber
8. A Terrible Master

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Trollfest Answers Fan Questions

Trollfest has posted a video clip online answering fan-submitted questions, which can be viewed below. The band also commented on the clip:

"OK Trolls and Trollesses, you sent in your questions and here we have answered some of them. If your question is not here, don't worry, there will be more videos so keep the questions coming, just send them to info@trollfest.com. And if your question is here, let us know who you are."

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Hellhaven Posts New Album Teaser

Norway's Hellhaven has posted a teaser clip online for the band's upcoming album "Boneyard," which can be viewed below. You can also check out more info on Hellhaven by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Dew Scented Splits With Bassist

After almost 10 years of loyal service to Dew-Scented, bassist Alexander Pahl has decided to leave the band. The band commented on his departure:

"Rumours about his reasoning are on an absolute high, so we are happy to offer you a chance to win free D-S merchandise if you nail the correct answer from the following bunch:

a) He ran out of coffee

b) He will dedicate to family life and low profile grind projects

c) He chose to wait for a chance to join Kreator, Sodom, Destruction or other even more successful acts

d) He lost his trademark Poison Idea stage-shirt and can no longer perform live without it

e) Personal differences between the bandmembers

f) He might start a new band with ex D-S members Flo, Hendrik and Uwe soon.

"The first three correct submissions will receive a free band shirt as well as a special poster signed by Alex with a personal dedication! Write us to: contact [at] dew-scented [dot] com. Dew-Scented would like to thank Alex for the good times and wish him all the best for his future projects and activities!"

After last month's Party.San and Brutal Assault festivals, Dew-Scented will now retire from the public eye until early next year in order to focus on composing a next studio album, tentatively to be released before the summer 2012. Next year also marks the 20th anniversary for Dew-Scented.

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White Wizzard Streaming "Fight To The Death"

Los Angeles heavy metal act White Wizzard has released another track from the band's new album "Flying Tigers," which is out now in Europe. You can check out the song "Fight to the Death" below. Earache Records also commented on the track:

"The new track, titled 'Fight to the Death,' showcases White Wizzard's traditional sound with galloping riffs, soaring vocals and a pure heavy metal atmosphere. The new song and album feature vocalist Wyatt Anderson, who also sang on the band's debut album, 'Over the Top.' The band is slated to shoot a music video for the track in the near future."

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Aborted Reveals "Global Flatline" Details

Belgian death metallers Aborted have just finished their upcoming seventh studio album, "Global Flatline." The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Jacob Hansen at Hansen Studios in Ribe, Denmark, and the artwork was once again created by Justin Osbourn from Slasher Design. Century Media will release a digital single of the title track, "Global Flatline," on October 15th. The track listing is as follows:

1. Omega Mortis
2. Global Flatline
3. (The Origin Of Disease)
4. Coronary Reconstruction
5. Fecal Forgery
6. Of Scabs And Boils
7. Vermicular, Obscene, Obese
8. Expurgation Euphoria
9. From A Tepid Whiff
10. The Kallinger Theory
11. Our Father, Who Art Of Feces
12. Grime
13. Endstille

Trevor Strnad commented on the album, "It's a pleasure to offer my vocals to Sven and the guys...The new material is fucking sick and I'm glad they would let me be a small part of it. Cheers to the masters of gore, ABORTED!"

Julien Truchan added: "I'm so honored to be a part of Aborted's new baby! So far, what I heard sounds absolutely devastating, sick and furious. Their best album for sure!"

Jason Netherton also said, "When I got the track for the guest vocals, we loaded the files up and immediately our ears melted! A face-ripping, next-level entry for a new decade of death metal-it was a sheer pleasure to contribute some screams, and I am completely stoked to hear the entire album as soon as it drops!"

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Iced Earth Issues Festival Recap

Iced Earth bassist Freddie Vidales has checked in with the following recap of the band's summer festival appearances:

"Hey all - I know it’s been over a month since our last show, but I’ve been quite busy and trying to find time to put this together. Here’s a summary of how I spent my summer with Iced Earth. As best as I can remember that is. I’ll be posting some pictures on Facebook soon that go along with these accounts.

"Sweden Rock: I arrived in Copenhagen, Denmark the day before our show. Usually when we get to Europe, we all arrive at different times of the day and in various states of tiredness from the travel. It’s not uncommon to not see one another the entire first day of our trip. I did meet up with Matt that night down in the lobby and we had something to eat and a beer before heading back up to our rooms. On the day of the show we met down in the lobby for our two-hour ride to the festival. We arrived around noon and headed to our dressing room/modular steel container to drop off our stuff. I roamed around some and got to watch a little bit of Agent Steel and Mr. Big before it was soon time for us to go on.

"We blazed through the set, then hung around for a couple more hours running into friends from other bands that we always see doing the festival circuit. I watched Down, some of Rob Zombie and Helloween before it was time to head back. I did notice that the sun didn’t feel like going down without a fight being that we were pretty far north on the globe. We got back to the hotel and were on a flight the next morning for Germany. More...

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The Nocturnal Chaos Posts Studio Footage

French act The Nocturnal Chaos has posted a video clip online of the band's time in the studio working on new material. Check out the clip below, or find more information on The Nocturnal Chaos by heading over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Cryptic Age Posts Game Of Thrones Cover

Female-fronted symphonic folk metal band Cryptic Age is currently working on the forthcoming album "Sounds of Infinity." While in the studio, Cryptic Age also laid down a cover of the opening theme song from the "Game of Thrones" television show, which can be heard in the player below.

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Echidna Streaming "Obscuring My Reason" Single

Portugal's Echidna has posted a single online titled "Obscuring My Reason," which is taken from the band's new album "Dawn Of The Sociopath." Check out the song in the player below.

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Machine Head Discusses New Album "Unto The Locust"

Machine Head is set to release the new album "Unto the Locust" on September 27th, 2011. Front man Robb Flynn has now teamed up with Metalinjection to post a video clip online discussing the new album, which can be viewed below. You can also check out a lyric video clip for the song "Locust" by heading over here.

Click Here To Watch The Video

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Toxic Holocaust Announces Split With Midnight

Portland, Oregon’s metal-punk warriors Toxic Holocaust have teamed up with Cleveland, Ohio’s Midnight for a split 7” to benefit the victims of the Japanese tsunami disaster.

The 7” is limited to a one-time pressing of 1,000 copies on Japanese-flag colored heavy-weight vinyl, and features tracks from both bands (“A.T.O.M.I.C.” by Toxic Holocaust, “Destroy Tsunami’s Power” by Midnight) exclusive to this release. The split also features artwork by Daniel “Sawblade” Shaw. All proceeds will go to the Red Cross relief efforts for victims of the tsunami disaster. The 7” can be ordered at this location.

Additionally, Toxic Holocaust heads to Europe for a five-week winter tour alongside Kvelertak, Trap Them, and Wolves Like Us. A listing of confirmed tour dates can be found below. More...

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Ragnarok Splits With Regain Records

After both Marduk and Dark Funeral announced they were leaving Regain Records, Ragnarok has now also issued the following statement about splitting with the label:

“We confirm that Ragnarok is ending its collaboration with Regain Records and no further albums will be released on the label. We are currently in the process of looking at various offers from labels, but no decision has yet been taken, and if any labels are interested in working with the band they are more than welcome to contact us via our management at patriciathomas@btinternet.com."

Ragnarok is currently coming to the end of a 14 date tour of Brazil and Mexico, and will soon continue working on what will be the band's seventh full-length album. You can check out a video clip below for the title track from the “Blackdoor Miracle” album, which features Taake’s Hoest on vocals.

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Code 3-7 Posts Lady Gaga Cover

Brazil's Code 3-7 has posted a guitar cover video online of Lady Gaga's "Judas." You can check out the clip below, or find more info on Code 3-7 at the band's Facebook profile.

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Lacuna Coil Announces New Album Release Date

Lacuna Coil previously pushed back the release of the band's upcoming album "Dark Adrenaline." Century Media records has now announced "Dark Adrenaline" will hit North American stores on January 24th, 2012. Noisecreep.com is also reporting the album's track listing will be as follows:

1. Trip The Darkness
2. Against You
3. Kill the Light
4. Give Me Something More
5. Upsidedown
6. End of Time
7. I Don't Believe in Tomorrow
8. Intoxicated
9. The Army Inside
10. Losing My Religion
11. Fire
12. My Spirit

Read the full article at Noisecreep.

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The Crimson Armada Posts "Forgive Me" Teaser

Update: In response to many negative comments received on the band's Facebook and YouTube pages about this video clip, The Crimson Armada has issued the following statement:

"Last time this will ever be said: TCA is not a Christian band. It never was, it never will be. We write what we wanna write, play what we wanna play, do what we wanna do and encourage you to do the same. we are sorry if you've felt deceived but people created their own ideas of who we are and then others forged it into false facts. we are just a band of dudes that want to have fun doing what we love to do. nothing more nothing less. hope this clears things up."

The Crimson Armada has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's upcoming "Forgive Me" music video. You can check out the clip below. The "Forgive Me" video will see release on September 28th, 2011.

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Truth Corroded Posts "Knives Of The Betrayed" Clip

Truth Corroded has released the "Worship the Bled" album in Europe and Japan through Belgium label Ultimhate Records on September 16th. The album features Kevin Talley (Daath, Misery Index) on session drums and was mixed, mastered and features Jonas Kjellgren of Scar Symmetry.

A promotion clip of the album's opening song "Knives of the Betrayed" has been posted online through Metal Injection, and can be viewed below. The clip features live footage from the band's recent tour of Australia, Japan, and SE Asia.

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Arven Reveals "Music Of Light" Details

Melodic metal act Arven ink a deal with Massacre Records this summer, and has now revealed the details for the upcoming album "Music of Light." The album is set for release on September 30th, 2011 and has the following track listing:

1. Music of Light
2. On Flaming Wings
3. Raise Your Cups
4. My Dear Friend
5. World of Hatred
6. Dark Red Desire
7. Midwinter Nights
8. Till Death Do Us Part
9. Ruined Castle
10. A Stranger's Story

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Amorphis Issues Tour Update

Finland's Amorphis has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming European, Russian, and Dubai tour dates:

"A few updates to the tour schedule...

- The gig in Moscow (October 22) will be at Moscow Hall instead of A2.

- The European tour will feature the following support acts: Leprous (NO; all shows), Nahemah (ES; November 2nd - 27th) and The Man-Eating Tree (FI; December 26th to January 15th).

- Between the first and the second leg of the European Tour, Amorphis will visit the United Arab Emirates to perform at Mutt Rock Fest in Dubai on December 9th.

"See ya on tour!"

Amorphis is touring in support of the band's latest album "The Beginning of Times" (reviewed here) and will also be appearing at the upcoming 70,000 Tons of Metal cruise in January, 2012.

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Diabolos Dust To Release "Ruins Of Mankind"

German metal band Diabolos Dust announced that it will release the album "Ruins Of Mankind" on October 28, 2011 through Massacre Records.

The track list for "Ruins Of Mankind" is as follows:

1. Ruins Of Mankind
2. Fading To Grey
3. Blood Red Sky
4. Judgement Day
5. Creatures
6. Slave
7. Out Of Time
8. Defender
9. In Vain
10. The Mirror

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Mastodon Streams Entire New Album "The Hunter"

U.S. progressive/groove band Mastodon is streaming the entire new LP "The Hunter" on YouTube (see below). The album is scheduled for release on September 27, 2011 through Reprise Records.

The track listing for "The Hunter" is as follows:

1.Black Tongue
2.Curl of the Burl
5.Octopus Has No Friends
6.All the Heavy Lifting
7.The Hunter
8.Dry Bone Valley
10. Creature Lives

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Pit Stories: Stripped, Stomped and Mangled

Every week in Pit Stories we travel the world looking for interesting stories from fans and bands from different shows. Today we take you to a Cannibal Corpse show from the early nineties, proving that truth can be stranger than fiction - or at least a song can be a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The Huntridge was a refurbished movie theatre in downtown Las Vegas, Nevada that used to play host to all the hardcore and metal shows coming to town. Back in 1994, our station - KUNV - was promoting the Cannibal Corpse show there, and the turnout was huge for a Monday night. Usually you wouldn't see that many metal fans there, even on the weekend. Cannibal Corpse were touring prior to the release of their album "The Bleeding," which would prove to be a landmark album. This show at the Huntridge was one of the last in which Chris Barnes was at the helm of the band, and you could say he went out in style. MTV Europe was there with a blue-haired woman named Vanessa, filming onstage with her camcorder.

The teeming energy of the pit was intense, but this one idiot kept getting on stage over and over and diving into the crowd. He obviously wanted to appear on the camera footage but was truly pissing off all the metalheads he was landing on each time. The songs that Chris and the band were growling out mostly came off "The Bleeding," and prophetically all the events that would come to pass in the next hour were like the song titles personified. It was unreal. Shortly after "Stripped, Raped and Strangled" played, the whole pit got disgusted with the stagediving kid and tore his clothes off, kicking and shoving him right to the exit door. A burly security guy grabbed him by the throat and bounced him out the door (without his clothes on) right into that cold Vegas February night.

Just when the pit got it's momentum back, the big theatre doors way back by the nosebleed seats thrusted open with activity. Two security guards were kicking the crap out of a guy who broke into the merchandise display booth in an attempt to steal some Cannibal Corpse t-shirts. They had his face on the ground, shards of broken glass from the case all over the floor. This was right about the same time the band played "Force Fed Broken Glass." One thing about Cannibal Corpse that night - they weren't just voyeuristic horror. Everyone "lived" what they were playing. It is good to note that "An Experiment In Homicide" was not on the set list.

Cannibal Corpse have begun work on a new album, set to be released in 2012. Join us every Tuesday when we bring you more Pit Stories from bands and fans from around the globe.

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Charred Walls Of The Damned Streams Second Song

U.S. metal act Charred Walls Of The Damned is streaming a second song "Ashes Fall Upon Us" (heard below) from the forthcoming LP "Cold Wind On Timeless Days." The album is expected to drop on October 11, 2011 (North America), October 7, 2011 (G/A/S) and October 10, 2011 (Rest of EU) courtesy of Metal Blade Records.

The full track listing for "Cold Wind On Timeless Days" is as follows:

1. Timeless Days
2. Ashes Falling Upon Us
3. Zerospan
4. Cold Winds
5. Lead the Way
6. Forever Marching On
7. Guiding Me
8. The Beast Outside My Window
9. On Unclean Ground
10. Bloodworm
11. Admire the Heroes
12. Avoid the Light

Charred Walls of the Damned "Ashes Falling Upon Us" by Metal Blade Records

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Elm Street Reveals Artwork For "Barbed Wire Metal"

On the heels of signing with Massacre Record, Australian metal act Elm Street have revealed the artwork for the forthcoming debut LP "Barbed Wire Metal." The album is due out in November, however no specific date has been announced.

The full track list for "Barbed Wire Metal" is:

1. Barbed Wire Metal
2. The Devil's Servants
3. Elm St's Children
4. Heavy Metal Power
5. King of Kings
6. Leatherface
7. Merciless Soldier
8. Metal Is the Way

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Creation's End Reveal Favorite Prog Albums

New York-based progheads Creation’s End weren’t shy in revealing their music interests in the interview we did during the ProgPower USA XII festivities. Their music is similarly descriptive and transparent, which is telling of the band’s clear and well-defined vision for their sound. Their first record, “A New Beginning,” produced with John Macaluso and featuring renowned guitarist Marco Sfogli (of James Labrie fame,) landed the band a nice reception in their home country of the USA – enough to make it onto the lineup of this festival.

Guitarist Rudy Albert, drummer Dario Rodriguez, bassist Joe Black, and vocalist Mike DiMeo sat down with me to discuss at length their musical upbringings, the first record, their next record, and their favorite progressive records. More...

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Red Circuit Reveals Third Album Under Way

At ProgPower USA XII, Germany’s Red Circuit made a hell of a debut on American soil with a powerful set on the second official day. During the event, Red Circuit keyboardist Markus Teske doubled as a sound engineer as well, contributing to what some attendees have called the “best-sounding” ProgPower festival yet. I have a hunch that the addition of drummer Michael Stein to the Red Circuit lineup also added to the punch.

Previously, Markus has recorded acts such as Symphony X, Vanden Plas, Saga, The Flower Kings, Mob Rules, and more. Somehow, Markus had a few minutes free to sit with me for an interview, in which he answers questions about the first two albums and the upcoming third, as well as discusses some audio topics and weigh in on his musical interests and music studies. More...

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