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Metal News for September 3, 2012

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37 news articles posted on this day.

ReVamp To Begin Recording New LP In December

ReVamp frontwoman Floor Jansen posted a video update on the progress of the band's second album. In the video (seen below), Jansen explains the songwriting styles and that the band intend to enter the studio in December with a target for release in Spring 2013.

The band began writing the sophomore effort in May after Jansen recovered from burnout. Jansen is scheduled to perform at ProgPower USA in Atlanta on September 15, 2012 as a guest vocalist for MaYaN.

Check out the video update here:

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Magica Announces New Album Track Listing

October 12th will be the day for Magica to release new album “Center Of The Great Unknown,” two and a half years after previous album “Dark Diary.” The “Center Of The Great Unknown” track listing is as follows:

01. Center Of The Great Unknown
02. Masterspell
03. King Of The World
04. Open
05. The Earth Is Young ?
06. Step Into The Night
07. No Horizon
08. One Angry Gaia
09. Mark Of Cain
10. Under The Auroras
11. Daca 2012 ( Bonus Track)

Bandleader Bogdan Coesta comments: “The album’s concept is based on 'The Diary of Admiral R. E. Byrd,' 'Godess of Atvatabar' by W. Bradshaw, 'Beasts, Men and Gods' by F.A. Ossendowsky and a few more authors and adventurers.” More...

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Voodoo Circle Announces New Album Title

AFM Records has issued the following announcement about extending its contract wtih Voodoo Circle:

"Their 'Broken Heart Syndrome' album was THE Classic Hard Rock masterpiece of 2011: after sensational chart success and a great tour with Sinner, Alex Beyrodt’s Voodoo Circle has now extended its deal with AFM Records and is working on a new album. It will be titled 'More Than One Way Home.' and is expected to be released in early 2013."

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Descend Posts Studio Video Update

Sweden's Descend has posted another studio video update online featuring Alex Wijkman and Andreas Lindström of Descend doing some lead guitar tracking for the yet unnamed follow up to "Through the Eyes of the Burdenend." Check out the clip below, or you can find the band's previously posted drum recording footage at this location.

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Black Tusk Announces More Live Shows

In addition to a North American headline tour scheduled to begin this October, Savannah, Georgia's Black Tusk has announced three new headline dates. These dates are part of the release party weekend for the new split 7" that Black Tusk recorded with fellow Savannah metallers Dead Yet? The 7" is being released on Hyperrealist Records.

Black Tusk is touring in support of latest release "Set The Dial," which is streaming in full at this location. The band's upcoming tour dates are as follows:

Split 7" Release Party Weekend
9/21: Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar
9/22: Savannah, GA @ The Jinx
9/23: Columbia, SC @ The New Brookland Tavern

Fall North American Headline Tour:
10/13: Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
10/14: Nashville, TN @ The End w/ Skeletonwitch
10/15: Louisville, KY @ Magbar
10/16: Chattanooga, TN @ JJ's Bohemia
10/17: Indianapolis, IN @ The Jukebox
10/18: Peoria, IL @ Brass Rail
10/19: Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
10/21: Billings, MT @ Manny's
10/22: Spokane, WA @ The A Club
10/23: Seattle, WA @ Highline
10/24: Portland, OR @ Plan B More...

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West Of Hell Posts "Fly On The Wall" Videos

Vancouver, BC's West of Hell has released three episodes for the new 'Fly On The Wall' web series. The webisodes are up close and personal chronicles of the hilarious insanity and chaos that ensues while being out on the road. Check out the clips below.

West of Hell's full-length debut, "Spiral Empire," features Zimmers Hole frontman Chris 'The Heathen' Valagao on vocals and was released on May 8th via Reversed Records. The album was produced by Juno Award-winning engineer Rob Shallcross. More...

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The Stone Announces Tour Dates With Isvind

Black metal act The Stone is set to join Isvind on the road in September. Routing for the seven-day “Through Dark Waters and Barren Earth” tour is as follows:

Sun 9/09 – Gloppe, Leeuwarden, NL
Mon 9/10 – TBA
Tue 9/11 – Marx, Hamburg, DE
Wed 9/12 – Zuckerfabrick, Rostock, DE
Thu 9/13 – K17, Berlin, DE
Fri 9/14 – Klex, Greifswald, DE
Sat 9/15 – Morion, Stettin, PL

The band's publicist also commented:

"Formed in Belgrade, Serbia, under the name Stone to Flesh in 1996, The Stone has, since its inception, grown to become an internationally recognized Black Metal band with a plethora of releases, tours, festivals and live appearances under its belt. The Stone's first full-length album 'Some Wounds Bleed Forever' appeared on CCP records in 2000 and was followed by several more releases before the band came to the attention of the cult German label Folter Records in 2006. In a move that was to bring The Stone to the attention of fans world-wide, Folter released the band’s fourth full length album 'Magla.'

"Over the next few years there were releases and re-release of more material in different formats, including the 'Live Curse from the East' DVD, but essentially The Stone spent this time building on the success of 'Magla' and becoming more and more familiar to concert goers thanks to their dynamic live performances. 2009 saw the release of the band’s fifth full length album 'Umro' on Folter Records, and their sixth full length album 'Golet' appeared in late 2011, once again on Folter Records and showed the band at its most mature and skilled to date, with praise being heaped on the album from journalists and fans alike.

"The Stone’s current lineup comprises Nefas on Vocals, Kozeljnik and Demonetras on Guitars, L.G. on Drums and Usud on Bass Guitar. More information about The Stone can be found on the band’s website at this location." More...

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Sister Posts "Werewolves On Blackstreet" Video

Sweden's Sister recently filmed a video for the track "Werewolves on Blackstreet" during the band's performance at this year's Sonisphere Festival in Madrid, Spain. Shot and edited by Jimmy Johansson, "Werewolves" on Blackstreet highlights the band's experience at the festival both on and off stage. Check it out below. Sister also commented:

"The trip to Madrid and Sonisphere Festival was an awesome experience. We definitely had a fucking blast! To share the stage with giants like Slayer, Soundgarden, Limp Bizkit, The Offspring and Metallica is just wicked. Check out our video and catch some of the highlights from our travel.

"Sonisphere is indeed a great festival both on and off stage. We want to send out a big thanks to the festival organizers and to our Spanish fans! And of course Jimmy, son of K, Johansson for shooting and editing all of our stupidities. See you guys next time!" More...

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Hammerstorm Reveals "The Lonely Wanderer" Art

Australian folk/black metal act Hammerstorm, which features Josh Young of Astral Winter, has been hard at work on a debut full-length album. You can check out the artwork for "The Lonely Wanderer" below. You can also check out songs available for streaming from Hammerstorm over at the band's Facebook profile here.

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Trail Of Tears Posts Video Blog Online

Norwegian act Trail of Tears, which recruited new drummer Bjørn Dugstad Rønnow back in March, has now posted a video report online from the band's recent live appearance in Belarus. Check out the clip in the player available below.

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Extrema Posts Studio Webisode Online

Italian band Extrema has posted the first of four webisodes online chronicling the band's time working on a new album. Check out the first clip, covering the drum recording, in the player available below. Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available.

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Destinity Posts Studio Footage

French melodic death metal act Destinity has posted a new studio report online, which can be viewed below. The video shows the band's time working on a new album and follow-up to "XI Reasons to See" (reviewed here). For more info on Destinity, check out the band's Facebook profile here.

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Over Your Threshold Posts Album Teaser

Germany's Over Your Threshold has posted an album trailer featuring excerpts of all songs taken off new album "Facticity." Watch the video below and also make sure to check out the band's Metal Blade landing page right here. Over Your Threshold comments on the album and new single:

"The writing and recording process of 'Facticity' has extended over a longer period. Thus, each song imparts different elements and impressions caused by our different musical influences in the course of time. 'Contextual Fluctuating' is the last track we wrote for 'Facticity.' It's pretty complex on the guitars and shows the progress of our songwriting compared to the older songs of the album. The concept of the song is that both guitars permanently play quite different riffs but all in all it fits together. That's a stylistic element we will use more and more for future songs. This change in the songwriting is reflected in the lyrics as well. All things are fluctuating over time, nothing remains quiescent - everything changes with a new context."

Head over to Metal Hammer right here to stream "Contextual Fluctuating," the second single taken off "Facticity." More...

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Neurasthenia Posts New Album Trailer

Italian act Neurasthenia released new album "Possessed by Your Omen" on September 1st, and the band has now posted a teaser trailer for the release online. Check out the trailer below. You can also watch the band's music video for "I'm Walking With A Zombie" over at this location. The album's track listing is:

1. When Nightmare Comes True
2. I'm Walking with a Zombie
3. Fell Possessed
4. No Politics
5. Screaming Corpse
6. Go Fuck Themselves
7. Assassination
8. T.B.T (Thrash Is Back in Town)
9. Your Omen
10. The Last Order of God
11. I Love It Loud (KISS Cover) More...

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Ill Nino Reveals "Epidemia" Cover Artwork

Two years after "Dead New World," Latin metal force Ill Nino will release new studio album "Epidemia" on October 26th. The recordings took place in Hoboken (New Jersey), Austin (Texas) and Denver (Colorado). The artwork has now been revealed and can be viewed below.

Ill Nino will also join Emmure and Static X on the Noise Revolution tour beginning September 19th in Billings, MT. Dates for the trek are available after the jump. More...

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The Sword Announces New Album Release

The new The Sword album "Apocryphon" will be released via Napalm Records in Europe. The band’s fourth longplayer will hit the streets on November 2nd and features cover art by comic book artists J.H. Williams III (Batwoman, Promethea). The new songs were produced and mixed by J. Robbins (Clutch, Jawbox). The Sword will embark on a worldwide tour in support of "Apocryphon."

In other news, The Sword will appear Monday, September 3rd at 9 PM ET/PT on Travel Channel’s show Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - The Final Tour. The show was shot in March in Austin, Texas at the SXSW music festival. A brief clip from the show can be viewed below.

In this episode, The Sword introduces Bourdain to the band's branded hot sauce “Tears of Fire.” The sauce is also available for sale right here. More...

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Enemynside Releases "Withering" Video

Italy's Enemynside has posted a new music video for the song "Withering," which is taken from the album "Whatever Comes," due out in Europe on September 10th 2012. You can watch the Antonio Chiricò directed video clip in the player available below. For more info on Enemynside, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Tradjectory Splits With Drummer

U.K. act Tradjectory has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's drummer:

"We are sad to announce that we have parted ways with our drummer Fergus Gardner. We want to progress and it's very hard with having a drummer that's in 2 bands, so we wish him and the rest of ExistImmortal the best of luck.

"We will be holding auditions for a new drummer, and details will be released very soon on how to go about auditioning. Till then Harrison White from Bleeding Oath will temporarily be filling in."

You can also check out Tradjectory's recently posted lyric video for "Wounds" over at this location.

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Touche Amore Announces Australian Shows

California's Touche Amore toured Australia for the first time in 2011, and the band will now be returning this November for another run of shows. Dates can be found below, and further information is available over at Facebook.

Wed Oct 31 The Zoo, Brisbane
Thur Nov 1 Sun Distortion Studios, Brisbane AA
Fri Nov 2 Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Sat Nov 3 Annandale Hotel, Sydney AA
Sun Nov 4 Tuggeranong Youth Centre, Canberra AA
Wed Nov 7 YMCA HQ, Perth AA
Thu Nov 8 Amplifier, Perth
Fri Nov 9 Reverence Hotel, Melbourne
Sat Nov 10 Phoenix Youth Centre, Melbourne AA
Sun Nov 11 Enigma, Adelaide Lic / AA More...

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Farewell To Arms Posts Trailer For New Album

Farwell to Arms is set to release "Perceptions" on November 23rd 2012 via Massacre Records. The album features guest vocals by Mätze of The Sorrow and has artwork done by Azrael Design. A teaser trailer for "Perceptions" can be viewed below, and the track listing is:

1. Resurrection
2. Losses To The Crown
3. Scarless
4. Between The Walls Of Ruins
5. Rejected Feat. MÄTZE
6. Mess Of Memories
7. Perceptions
8. From Init To Exit
9. At The Watershed
10. Procession

Pre-order bundles are also currently available at this location. More...

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Stone Sour Posts New Lyric Video

Stone Sour's "The House of Gold & Bones Part 1" hits store shelves on October 23rd and now you can get getting a deeper look at the album's artwork and lyrics. Check out the new lyric video for "Gone Sovereign / Absolute Zero" in the player available below.

The track listing for "House of Gold & Bones Part 1" is as follows:

1. Gone Sovereign
2. Absolute Zero
3. A Rumor of Skin
4. The Travelers, Pt. 1
5. Tired
6. RU486
7. My Name is Allen
8. Taciturn
9. Influence of a Drowsy God
10. The Travelers, Pt. 2
11. Last of the Real More...

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Elitist Streaming New Song "Unto The Sun"

California's Elitist (not to be confused with the Portland-based Elitist) has posted a new song online titled "Unto the Sun," which can be heard in the player available below.

"Unto the Sun" comes off the band's upcoming new full-length record "Reshape Reason." The album is set for release on September 25th, 2012. You can also listen to the previously posted title track over at this location.

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Eye Beyond Sight Recruits New Vocalist

Eye Beyond Sight has issued the following announcement about recruiting new vocalist Andres Vincze:

"We want to share that Andres joined our band! He lives in Hungary but he comes from Venezuela. We still have a very good relationship with Tomi and we still keep up our alcoholic seances!"

Andres started to sing when he was 13 years old with his first band Sociedad Anonima. He was also a member of The Ministers, Monastery(Hayseed), Progness, and Room Of The Mad Robots. Andres commented:

"I am very happy to be a part of Eye Beyond Sight! The guys are very talented and they are like brothers to me."

You can listen to samples from the band's latest album "The Sun And The Flood" right here or check out a music video for the title track below. More...

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Welicoruss Shooting New Music Video

Russian act Welicoruss is currently working on a new music video for the track "Sons Of The North," and the band has posted a series of photos from the video shoot, which can be found here. Welicoruss also commented:

"The first part of the shooting of our new video for 'Sons of the North' has ended and we want to share our bright feelings with you - to show how it was! The shooting took place on a mountain Muztag near the village Sheregesh in Mountain Shoria region, main operator - Alexander Semko shooting was carried out with the participation of Theatre Visorium (Alice Arefieva, Eugene Nakryshsky, Alexander Galuzo). Special thanks we would like to express to Yuri and Olga Levins, thank you all for a great time!"

You can also check out the band's previously posted music video for "Kharnha" over at this location.

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Soen Announces Shows With Paradise Lost

Soen, the band featuring drummer Martin Lopez (Ex-Opeth) and bassist Steve DiGiorgio, has issued the following update about heading out on tour with Paradise Lost:

"Friends! We are pleased to announce that we will join Paradise Lost for a European tour in October2012. This has been a long time coming and at last we are thrilled to finally have the chance to meet eye to eye and share our music with you. Hope you can make it to the shows!"

Wed 10/3: Paradise Garage - Lisbon, Portugal
Thu 10.4: Hard Club - Porto, Portugal
Fri 10/5: Penelope - Madrid, Spain
Sat 10/6: Razzmatazz - Barcelona, Spain
Mon 10/8: Alcatraz - Milano, Italy
Tue 10/9: Orion - Ciampino, Italy
Thu 10/11: PPC - Graz, Austria
Fri 10/12: Metal Invasion Festival - Straubing, Germany
Sat 10/13: Les Docks - Lausanne, Switzerland
Sun 10/14: Kino Siska - Ljubljana, Slovenia
Mon 10/15: Boogaloo Club - Zagreb, Croatia
Wed 10/17: Collosseum Club - Kosice, Slovakia
Thu 10/18: Mega Club - Katowice, Poland
Fri 10/19: Proxima - Warsaw, Poland
Sat 10/20: Klub Fleda - Brno, Czech Republic More...

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Cheo Streaming "Hope" Song Online

Finnish five piece Cheo has posted a new song online titled "Hope," which features Matias from Artificial Heart and can be heard below. "Hope" comes off the band's new EP "Supersonalize." Cheo is:

Tony Gummerus - Vocals
Janne Järvinen - Rhythm Guitar / Clean Vocals
Arttu Hurme - Lead Guitar / Background Vocals
Sami Siitonen - Bass
Aapo Sandberg - Drums

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Blacklodge Replaces Hell Militia On European Tour

As was previously announced, Hell Militia has dropped off the "Adventus Satanae MMXII" European tour, which will feature Horna and Tortorum. Hell Militia has now issued the following statement about leaving the tour:

"Hell Militia is sorry to announce that their participation to the Adventus Satanae MMXII will be canceled due to health problem among the band. Hell Militia will be playing later on this year, and we are now focusing on the release of our new album 'Jacob's Ladder' out on Season of Mist / UA on the 16th of November in the world, and on the 20th of November in the US and Canada. We give our full support to the tour and all our comrades, and we are already impatient to hit the road and bring the blessing of the Pig to the world once again!"

Fellow label mates Blacklodge will step in and hit the road on September 20th with Horna and Tortorum. Blacklodge recently released new album "MachinatioN" (reviewed here), and the upcoming tour dates are: More...

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Sonne Adam Announces New Release

Israeli metal act Sonne Adam has issued the following announcement about re-releasing previous vinyl EPs as a CD:

"We will release a CD collection of our three vinyl-only EPs on the start of our tour with Grave. 'Messengers Of Desolate Ways' contains all tracks of the EPs 'Armed With Hammers,' 'The Sun Is Dead,' and 'Doctrines Of Dark Devotion' (a brand new MLP to be released on vinyl through Imperium Productions) as well as three previously unreleased songs.

"With a total of 15 tracks, an overall playing time of more than 80 minutes and a magnificent cover artwork by Metastasis.com." More...

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Convulse Signs With Svart Records

Svart Records has issued the following press release about inking a deal with Finnish act Convulse:

"One of the most memorable pioneers of Finnish first-wave death metal, Convulse was there in 1990 alongside bands such as Xysma, Disgrace, and Abhorrence to create a scene which was to become legendary. Formed in Nokia in early 1990, the band was quickly snapped up by Thrash Records from France, and the future cult classic World Without God appeared a year later.

"After an 18-year break, Convulse returned in 2012 and played a few comeback shows in Finland this year. The band has already been confirmed to play Maryland Deathfest 2013, with more live appearances in the works for the near future. A new Convulse vinyl EP, with two brand-new tracks, is scheduled for a November release, and a new full-length album can be expected in 2013. The band has signed to Svart Records, who will handle both the EP and the album worldwide."

"Our new material has a strong old school death metal feel to it, and the band is tighter than ever before," says Rami Jämsä, the man responsible for lead guitars and vocals. "When recording, we plan to concentrate on the energy brought on by playing everything live - no triggers or ProTools. Nothing beats a well-rehearsed band playing live, be it on stage or in the studio."

Recent Convulse rehearsal footage can be also be viewed in the YouTube clip available below. More...

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Sybreed Posts In-Studio Video

Sybreed has now released a fourth in-studio video clip online of the band's time working on new album "God is an Automaton," which can be viewed below. The band also comented:

"Hello people! Since there's only three weeks left before the album release in Europe, we keep the last preview for next Monday and give you instead the last studio report directed by our friend Anthony D. Vocals time, baby!"

"God is an Automaton" is set to be released on Listenable this coming September 24th (Europe) and October 2nd (North America). Sybreed will also be heading out for a European tour with Mnemic and HateSphere in October. Details are available here. More...

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Nominon Reveals New Album Details

Swedish old school death metal band Nominon has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album:

"The moment we are all waiting so eagerly for will soon be here. Of course we're talking about the release of the fifth Nominon album 'The Cleansing' (Deathgasm Records). The cover artwork by Juanjo Castellano has been floating around a bit on the net for some reason, but unfortunately it was not the finalized version. Below you can take a look at the RIGHT version of 'The Cleansing' once and for all, ENJOY!

"The exact release date is still to be set, it all depends on how much time the manufacturing of the LP vinyl will take?! The label and the band have decided to wait and release the LP and the CD at the same time, just for the sake of it.

"We can however reveal some further details about this coming storm. The LP will be released as a Gatefold one, the 250 first copies will come as a limited edition with a different colour on the vinyl (compared to the rest) as well as including a sew on patch. The first edition of the CD will be a Digipack version with a 12-page booklet. DEATHGASM RDS also plan to make a special die hard bundle including the LP / CD + T-shirt, yet more info on that particular version will follow later on. Here's the complete tracklist of 'The Cleansing:'

1. Satanical Incubation (Intro)
2. In The Name Of Gomorrah
3. Mausoleum
4. Unholy Sacrifice
5. The Cleansing
6. Abhorrent Parasites
7. Hellwitch
8. Slaughter The Imposter (LP-bonus track)
9. Obliteration
10. Son Of Doom
11. Infernal Rites More...

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Inmate Releases "Victorious" Video

Slovenia's Inmate has released a new video clip for the song "Victorious," which can be viewed below and comes off the band's "Free At Last" album released earlier this year. For more Inmate, you can also check out the band's previous music video for "Without Warning" at this location.

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More Details On Atrocity's "Okkult" Treasure Hunt

Further details on the global "treasure hunt" surrounding Atrocity's upcoming "Okkult" album trilogy was issued by vocalist Alex Krull in an official statement. The treasure hunt begins when one track from each of the three releases will be hidden within three continents, starting with Europe in 2013 with the release of the first "Okkult" LP. In the statement, Krull also announced that the band wished to release the first in the series on December 21, 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar and alleged date of the apocalypse, however the date wasn't possible. Instead the band plans to release an advance of the album on that date as the soundtrack for the apocalypse.

The entire statement reads as follows:

"Here is a brand new statement by Alex Krull for the upcoming ATROCITY album trilogy 'OKKULT'! The German death metal pioneers remember not only their musical roots, but also present a specific approach to the dismal album trilogy:

"With 'OKKULT' we want to start a very special album trilogy. We have begun to work on the 'OKKULT' trilogy a long time ago. Most recently with the 'Die Gottlosen Jahre (The Godless Years)' DVD, a splendid film documentary was released commemorating our longer than 25 year career, which even now is to run at film festivals. Reason enough now to usher in a new era of ATROCITY! Musically, no prisoners will be taken, the 'OKKULT' series is also brutal, bombastic and dark. These will not only be the heaviest and most brutal albums of ATROCITY since years, but also the darkest works of our band's history. Lovers of our harder material like 'Hallucinations', 'Todessehnsucht', 'Blut' or 'Atlantis' will surely be delighted with the 'OKKULT' series at their expense, although the 'OKKULT' songs have their own trademarks, of course.

"The orchestral parts will be recorded in September by the Lingua Mortis Orchestra under the direction of Victor Smolski (Rage) in Minsk / Belarus.

"In keeping with the dark atmosphere of 'OKKULT' we got the Canadian Sound Designer Katie Halliday on board. She worked for movies like 'Saw V', 'Saw VI', 'Saw 3D (VII)', 'The Devil's Carnival' and 'Todd and the Book of Pure Evil', and already could reap some awards for her work.

"The lyrical concept is anything but one-dimensional. For 'OKKULT', we have no desire to go only in a certain direction. So the whole thing will be broadly based: From occult magic, occult places to conspiracy theories and mysteries that are still unsolved.

"For our fans, we've come up with something very special: There will be no conventional bonus tracks on the 'OKKULT' albums! In return, all fans can actively engage in a kind of treasure hunt. For the respective 'OKKULT albums, we will hide one song on an 'occult site', which is the 'missing track' to each album. For the first 'OKKULT' record that certain place will be in Europe. For the following albums the places will be on other continents, perhaps in America and Asia. l will be the only one that knows these locations. All original recording tracks and mixes of these songs will be destroyed by our own hands, that also means we as a band will also not be able to listen to these songs until they are found. They are in the truest sense of the word: Unique. If someone finds these songs, and wants to keep them for himself, then we will have have no way to listen to these songs ever again in their original form. Internally we have already had some serious discussions on what song is supposed to be hidden for the first 'OKKULT' (laughs). We will ennoble this 'treasure', to something like 'The Golden iPod', we will spare no expense or effort. More info on how it will look exactly and how you can participate in the treasure hunt, will be announced a later date. More...

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SoulHealer Splits With Bassist Aho

Finnish melodic metal act SoulHealer announced the departure of bassist Teemu Aho, who left the band for personal reasons, but will remain as the band's webmaster. His replacement is Pasi Laakonen. The band is also working on the follow up to the 2011 self-released debut full length "The Kings of Bullet Alley," which is targeted for a Spring 2013 release.

The band's full announcement reads as follows:

"Teemu Aho is forced to quit his active commitment as bass player in SoulHealer for personal reasons. But he will continue to be a part of the family as webmaster and wherever his help is needed. Although the band was hit hard with this decision, they didn’t lose any time in looking for a replacement. Sami Mikkonen thought of his best old friend Pasi Laakkonen, who has a Garage Rock Band running with Alpha Indigo at the moment. Both already played together in some cover band projects some 10 years ago, and for the last time about 4 years ago. Pasi was invited for an audition, where he left no doubt that he his the right guy at the right place at the right time. So we welcome Pasi Laakkonen as the new bass player in SoulHealer. He will give his live debut already at the next show on 7th September at Bar Bäkkäri in Helsinki. Beside that SoulHealer are working hard on the follow up for their debut album 'The Kings Of Bullet Alley'. The song writing process is going great, and as usual every new song will be tested in the live situation. So you should not be surprised to hear some new songs on any upcoming shows. Only tracks that work live will find their way on the next SoulHealer Album. And the band is confident to have it ready and finished for a release in spring 2013 through Pure Legend Records." More...

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Kreator/Morbid Angel Tour Trailer Posted

A trailer for the upcoming Kreator, Morbid Angel, Nile and Fueled By Fire European tour was posted online today. The tour starts on November 1, 2012 in Antwerp. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at this location.

Check out the trailer here:


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Evenking Posts Teaser For New Music Video

Italian folk metal band Elvenking posted up a teaser clip for the band's new music video for the track "The Loser." The song appears on the band's forthcoming LP "Era," which is due for release on September 14, 2012 through AFM Records. For a track-by-track analysis by the band, head over to this location and this location.

The track list for the regular version of "Era" is as follows:

1. The Loser
2. I Am The Monster
3. Midnight Skies, Winter Sighs
4. A Song For The People
5. We, Animals
6. Through Wolf's Eyes
7. Walking Dead
8. Forget-me-not
9. Poor Little Baroness (see lyric video here)
10. The Time Of Your Life
11. Chronicle Of A Frozen Era
12. Ophale

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Dragonsclaw Announces Special Guest For New LP

Australian metal band Dragonsclaw announced that legendary guitarist Jack Starr (Jack Starr's Burning Starr/Ex-Virgin Steele) will make a guest appearance on the band's upcoming sophomore LP. The contribution will come on the band's tribute to the equally legendary guitarist Mark Reale (Riot), who passed away in January this year.

The band's announcement reads:

"We are extremely happy to announce that the legendary Jack Starr (of Burning Starr / ex Virgin Steele) will be contributing to a track on our upcoming album. If anyone hasn't checked out Jack's new Burning Starr album 'Land of The Dead', please do yourself a favor and pick this one up... this is metal at it's finest! Our thanks also to Rhino (of Manowar/Angels Of Babylon) for tracking Jack's solos at his studio!"

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