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Metal News for September 4, 2013

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39 news articles posted on this day.

Static-X Officially Calls It Quits

After a series of on-again, off-again reunions and breakups over the last several years, it appears Static-X is now officially dead. Wayne Static posted the following message online at the Static-X Facebook profile:

"Heads Up Y'all, with the Static X name dissolved, this page as well as the website may be going down soon.

"Be sure to like my personal page so that we can keep in touch and just to clarify, yes, I will be playing Static X songs on our Wisconsin Death Tour next year! I will post the new website info soon from my Facebook page."

Wayne Static has been touring as a solo act with a backing band after releasing the "Pighammer" album, and also recently appeared in the video game "Eternal Descent: Heavy Metal Heroes."

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Vattnet Viskar Discusses New Album

Atmospheric black metal outfit Vattnet Viskar never expected to get signed, and yet now the band has a full-length record officially out through Century Media.

"Sky Swallower" is a mix of underground black metal and acoustic ambiance, presenting a vision of Earth without humanity or technology, spurred on by the landscapes in the band's native New Hampshire.

Guitarist Chris Alfieri got in touch with Metalunderground.com to more fully explain the concepts and sounds presented on the album, as well to discuss the band's unexpected label signing and plans for upcoming heavy touring. Check out a transcription of the interview below, which also features music from the newly released album. More...

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The Tourniquet Ark Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The Tourniquet Ark - a project from Tourniquet's Ted Kirkpatrick - has launched a Kickstarter campaign to crowd fund a new album.

You can check out full details on the campaign, including available perks for backers, at this location. The Tourniquet Ark also issued this statement:

"My name is Ted Kirkpatrick. I am the drummer and main songwriter in the band Tourniquet. I love animals and I despise animal abuse. I have been so blessed by all of you who have joined me at The Tourniquet Ark – where animal welfare meets Tourniquet - thank you! We have had some great comments and discussions here. I’m asking you now to take a new step and join me in making a cool - and I believe, worthwhile album. If my goal is reached, I promise to get this album in as many hands and to as many ears as possible.

"After a very successful Tourniquet Kickstarter campaign in early 2011 (thank you Tourniquet fans) I hopefully have a good idea of some really cool rewards to give out. I hope you’ll agree there is some great rewards on this one!

"If funded, the money will go for studio time, production costs, mixing, guest musicians (should be cool), artwork, merchandise, advertising, manufacturing – wow – I may be missing a thing or three, but you get the idea!

"Your pledge will allow us to make this possible together: – to encourage people to develop a 'compassion for creation,' connecting it to their daily lives. I believe this is the perfect time to do an album for musicians, fans, and anyone else who is willing to look at the plight of animals. The momentum has never been stronger and it’s not going away. American journalist and two time Pulitzer prize winner Nicholas Kristof speaks about animal protection as a critical moral question in today's society. 'Society will indeed look back on this time and wonder how humanity could have been so callous and cruel in its treatment of innocent and vulnerable creatures.' I think he’s right. Thank you all."

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Bane of Bedlam Announces New Album

Australian metallers Bane of Bedlam are about to release their first full-length album entitled "Monument of Horror." A release date and the first song from the album will be announced shortly, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Woken by the Horde
2. Vultures of War
3. Torture
4. Murder
5. Heavens Ember
6. Voice of a Faceless God
7. An Atrocity Divine...
8. Monument of Horror More...

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Ulcerate Posts "Await Rescission" Track Online

Now less than two weeks from its official North American release via Relapse, today Pitchfork premieres the latest single from Ulcerate's demoralizing fourth LP "Vermis."

Closing out the nearly hour-long LP is "Await Rescission," which can be heard over at this location.

The previously posted song "Confronting Entropy" is also still available for streaming over here.

Ulcerate just announced a next round of live demonstrations in support of "Vermis," with a barrage of new shows across Australia and the band's native New Zealand over the coming months. Current dates are as follows:

10/12/2013 Churchills Live - Christchurch, New Zealand
11/01/2013 Whammy Bar - Auckland, New Zealand
11/02/2013 SFBH - Wellington, New Zealand
11/28/2013 Crowbar - Brisbane, Australia
11/29/2013 The Stag - Sydney, Australia w/ The Amenta
11/30/2013 Sonic Forge Festival - Melbourne, Australia

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Dark Angel Issues New Statement On Reunion

Recently the various members of Dark Angel issued statements about the possibility of a reunion and shows to occur next year, which can be read at this location. Now the band's management has posted this following clarification about the reunion:

"Due to the recent rumor-inducing statements made by estranged ex-Dark Angel singer Don Doty, the band is forced to offer a premature release of information.

"Dark Angel will reform for a limited number of appearances in 2014 in the U.S. and select festivals in Europe. These dates are still pending and have not yet been booked at this time.

"The confirmed line-up for these rare and unique, select 2014 shows features Gene Hoglan (drums), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and Michael Gonzalez (bass).

The lack of responsibility that Don Doty is displaying by posting false information and unfounded rumors is creating confusion for Dark Angel fans. There is no 'Team Don Doty' or 'Team Ron Rinehart.' There is ONLY Dark Angel. We will not be a part of anything that damages this band and its reputation."

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Ancestral Oath Streaming "Far Away From The Sun"

New Mexico based Asatru black metal outfit Ancestral Oath has posted the track "Far Away From The Sun" online, which can be heard below. The song comes off the band's new self-titled album, due out tomorrow (September 5th, 2013).

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Rivers Of Nihil Posts Studio Footage

Rivers of Nihil has released the second of three studio videos from the band's recording sessions at Mana Recording Studios in Florida.

The video showcases a bit of drumming from Ron Nelson, as well as some of the various antics that are bound to occur while recording a record with Erik Rutan. Check out the clip 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.

Rivers of Nihil has also added to the band's already busy 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. More...

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The Chaos Is Coming Streaming New Track

Spain's The Chaos Is Coming has released a new track online titled "Departure," which can be heard below.

"Departure" will appear on the band's upcoming EP "Kaleidoscope." For more info on the band, check out The Chaos Is Coming's Facebook profile.

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Varga To Release "Enter The Metal"

Hamilton, Ontario based act Varga (not to be confused with Germany's Varg) reunited in 2011 and has been hard at work in the studio with long time friend and producer/engineer Julius “Juice” Butty (Alexisonfire, Protest the Hero).

The band is now completing the "Enter the Metal" & "Return of the Metal" CDs. “In both collections of music, you’ll hear a return to our metal and progressive roots with songs laden with heavy licks, crazy time changes and insane vocals,” says Joe Varga.

"Enter The Metal" is slated for release October 30th, 2013 and will be available on the band's web site as well as through Amazon.com and iTunes.

The band has also recently launched a new official website at this location, where a free download can be found of the track "Gamera." More...

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The Rodeo Idiot Engine Releases "Consequences"

Basque-based chaotic hardcore band The Rodeo Idiot Engine has released a new music video for "Consequences."

The track is taken from the band's new album of the same title, which was recorded live and mixed by Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, As We Draw, Death Engine) then mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon, The Dillinger Escape Plan).

"Consequences" is available right now on 12" vinyl and free download through Throatruiner Records, Black Lake Records and Dingleberry Records. More...

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Satyricon Posts New Lyric Video

After previously streaming the band's entire self-titled album, Satyricon has now released a new lyric video as well. Check out the clip for "Our World, It Rumbles Tonight" in the player below.

You can read our review of "Satyricon" right here, and the album's track listing is as follows:

1. Voice of Shadows
2. Tro og Kraft
3. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight
4. Nocturnal Flare
5. Phoenix
6. Walker Upon The Wind
7. Nekrohaven
8. Ageless Northern Spirit
9. The Infinity of Time and Space
10. Natt
Bonus Tracks:
11. Phoenix (Recording Session Mix)
12. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight (Deeper Low Mix)
13. Natt (Wet Mix) More...

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Job For A Cowboy Writing New Album

Job for a Cowboy spent the summer on tour throughout North America as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival.

After returning home, the band has hunkered down to write a follow-up album to "Demonocracy" (reviewed here).

While Job for a Cowboy demos new material, fans can check out a live drum cam video of "Tarnished Gluttony" live from Mayhem Fest below. Additionally, guitarist Tony Sannicandro is preparing to launch a series of new instructional videos via his youtube channel at this location.

Bassist Nick Schendzielos updates fans: "Mayhem was absolutely phenomenal. We want to send out a huge thanks - from the massive, rabidly energetic crowds every single day (despite the heat!), to John Reese and his amazing production staff, and to all the killer bands and crew we were fortunate enough to party/share the stage with. Now it's time to get knee deep in riff-land to start composing our next full length record which will be coming out in 2014. We have a really exciting concept for the record and we can't wait to share it with you guys! Til then, keep metal as an adjective!"

Schendzielos continues: "And to our German friends - I'm flying out tomorrow to the Warwick Bass Guitar Camp at the Warwick HQ in Markneukirchen. There's an open day where you can come and hang. It's gonna be awesome." More...

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Eyes Set To Kill Releases Music Video

Phoenix, Arizona rockers Eyes Set To Kill have just released their new music video for the first single "Infected," taken from the forthcoming album "Masks."

The video can be viewed below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com. "Masks" is set to hit stores September 17th on Century Media Records.

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Vicious Rumors Embarking On U.S. Tour

San Francisco Bay act Vicious Rumors is about to kick off the "American Punishment" tour with special guest Seven Witches and Power Theory. The trek takes place from September 18th to October 14th in the United States.

The tour is in support of the "Electric Punishment" album that was released via Steamhammer/SPV earlier this year. Dates are as follows: More...

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Death Angel Streaming New Album's Title Track

Death Angel will release new album "The Dream Calls For Blood" this coming October 11th (Europe), October 14th (UK) and October 15th (North America).

Today the band has posted the title track online, which can be heard at the Death Angel website here (be sure to click the "sound on" button at the upper-right corner first to turn off the website's background sounds).

The album's track listing is as follow:

1. Left For Dead
2. Son of the Morning
3. Fallen
4. The Dream Calls for Blood
5. Succubus
6. Execution - Don’t Save Me
7. Caster Of Shame
8. Detonate
9. Empty
10. Territorial Instinct / Bloodlust

Digipak Bonus
11. Heaven And Hell More...

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Nami Unveils New Album Artwork, Track Listing

Andorra's progressive metal outfit Nami has now revealed the cover artwork and track listing for new album "The Eternal Light of the Unconscious Mind."

"The Eternal Light of the Unconscious Mind" follows the band's 2011 debut, "Fragile Alignments" and was mixed & mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Witchcraft) at Fascination Street Studios in Örebrö.

This new album features the contributions of The Ocean’s Loïc Rossetti and Persefone’s Carlos Lozano and Marc Martins, and is scheduled for release on November 4th in Europe via Graviton Music Services and in Canada via Year of the Sun.

1. The Beholders
2. Ariadna
3. Silent Mouth
4. Hunter's Dormancy
5. The Animal and The Golden Throne
6. Bless of Faintness
7. Hope in Faintness
8. Crimson Sky
9. The Dream Eater More...

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Aenimus Recruits New Members

Aenimus has posted the following message online about recruiting a new guitarist and drummer:

"First things first... We have parted ways with Brian 'Deebs' James. He has chosen to pursue his education, and with the band and touring being a first priority for everyone else, it was absolutely necessary for us to continue moving forward.

"Having said that... It is our absolute pleasure to introduce you to the newest members of Ænimus: Guitarist Miles Baker and Drummer Justin Tvetan!

"We got in touch with Miles a few months ago and he blew us away with his advanced level of musicianship. After a few video auditions we asked him to learn our live set and join us on the Transcend Reality tour, where he proved he was more than capable as a touring guitarist and had the right attitude as well. We knew that he would be a great permanent addition to the band.

"A lot of you may recognize Justin from his other band, Sacramento Math Metal instrumentalists, Journal. We started jamming with Justin earlier this year when he agreed to fill in for us on the Groove It Or Lose It tour. Needless to say, Justin killed it on drums every night of the tour and left a huge impression on all of us. It's hard to find people both capable and willing to learn material for a tour, but the hardest thing to do is find someone you can live in a van with for days or weeks on end. Justin's down to earth attitude and overall personality, coupled with his amazing skills behind the kit, made it clear that he was a perfect fit for the band.

"So there you have it!! Ænimus is now complete with a very strong line up of solid musicians, and we couldn't be more stoked for the future of this band. We promise to bring you the absolute best live performance of Transcend Reality every night on the road, and rest assured we are already writing new material that your body is not ready for! Oh, and expect some sweet brand new play through videos and more announcements soon enough!!" More...

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TheDevilzWork To Release New Album

TheDevilzWork has checked in with the following statement about releasing a new album:

"So here we are, 2013. All you armaggeddon-sucking dildos out there lost out, hey? No flaming meteors. No rapture bullshit. No floods. The 'Illuminati' didn't come & steal your food while you were asleep, Monsanto didn't rush in & say 'here, drink this." Al Gore didn't fly in & save your sorry asses? Good. Too bad.

"TheDevilzwork is releasing our new album, entitled 'A Dead Horse' via our bandcamp page on September, 11th 2013. There will be a very limited amount of CD copies available. We won't be doing any weddings, we only do funerals."

You can also stream the band's previous album "Floodlights" in the player provided below. More...

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Sterbhaus To Support Shining On Tour

Stockholm-based blackened thrash quartet Sterbhaus recently returned from a three week European tour in support of Vader and Melechesh promoting the new album "Angels for Breakfast ...And God for Lunch."

Now Sterbhaus has been confirmed to support Swedish outfit Shining, together with Crest of Darkness, for the "Razors Over Europe" tour that kicks off November 22nd in Berlin and wraps up December 8th in Scotland. More...

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Zombie Inc. Releases New Music Video

"The Rocking Dead Episode III," the new video from Austrian old-school death metallers Zombie Inc. is now online and can be seen below.

The song comes off the band's second album, "Homo Gusticus." which was released worldwide on April 26th via Massacre Records.

"The Rocking Dead" is the band's own infamous mini-series and self-described as "the deadliest death metal band on earth eating their way up to the Rot and Roll Hall of Fame, while causing fireworks of senseless violence and carnage!"

The band's line-up features Martin Schirenc (Pungent Stench, Hollenthon) on vocals, Gerald Huber (Collapse 7) and Wolfgang Rothbauer (Disebelief) on guitars, Martin Arzberger (Hollenthon) on bass, and Florian Musil (Molokh) on drums.

"Homo Gusticus" was recorded and mixed by Martin Schirenc at Vato Loco in Austria, and mastered by Dan Swanö at Unisound in Sweden. The track listing is as follows:

01. The Rocking Dead
02. Cum Undone
03. Bust the Foodchain
04. Homo Gusticus
05. E=MCarnage2
06. With the Mob
07. Yeshua Syndrome
08. Better Off Undead
09. Resurrection Guaranteed
10. All Corpses Are Bastards More...

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Endrah Streaming Full New Album

After we had the pleasure of premiering a lyric video for "Silver Tongue" (check it out right here if you haven't yet), Endrah is now streaming the full new album "The Culling" online. Give it a listen via the SoundCloud player below.

The album is now in stores via Epochal Artist Records/Capitol Music Group. "The Culling is the act of selective depopulation of a group or herd. In this case, we are referring to a human mass depopulation attempt put in motion by globalist government powers to be," said Endrah vocalist Relentless. "This album is very in-depth with its lyrics and is meant to make people think. This is not Dungeons and Dragons. This is today, and the unfortunate world situation we as humans are dealing with. We are creating a global effort to join the revolution against the corrupted politicians and rulers of the world.” More...

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Black Label Society Posts "Aint No Sunshine" Video

Black Label Society has debuted a brand new music video for the "Aint No Sunshine" single, taken off the band's forthcoming CD/DVD "Unblackened" due out September 24th.

Originally penned by blues legend Bill Withers, "Aint No Sunshine" is one of two covers found on the "Unblackened" CD/DVD release.

Directed by Justin Reich, the video portrays Wylde's widely known sense of humor. Check it out below.

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Xenocide Disbanding

Vancouver's Xenocide has posted the following message online about calling it a day:

"All good things don't come to an end, they evolve. After a long journey, we as a band have decided to dissolve Xenocide and go our separate ways.

"Tabreez and Sean will still be active in Exterminatus and there are definitely plans to release 'Echoes From A Distant Star' (the 2nd xeno album) at a later date under a different banner/band, more details on that as it comes along. All DI's and drums for EFaDS are chilling with Andrew Baena of Galactic Pegasus for the time being.

"EFaDS will NOT be released via Exterminatus.

"We want to thank each and every one of you for making this band what it is and sticking through with us this far! Hope to see a good turn out on Friday for our last show!" More...

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OvO Releases New Music Video

In celebration of the birth of "Abisso," the forthcoming new studio endeavor from Italian avant noise weavers, OvO, today the band has disclosed further album details as well as a video for the track "Tokoloshi."

Check out the new music video below. OvO will release "Abisso" on November 4th via Supernatual Cat. The following press release was also issued:

"Though OvO is a tricky band to pinpoint, it's easy to identify the evolution from Assassine's total improv to Cor Cordium's radical noise rock. Abisso marks a new artistic era for this eclectic twosome, formed by Stefania Pedretti and Bruno Dorella. There's a renewed richness to their sound, brought on by the use of samples, drum machines, pads, field recordings and synths. Cor Cordium and its predecessor, CroceVia, were veritable points of no return for their minimal rock designs, engaged in making as much sound as possible with very few elements: Dorella's half drum set, Pedretti's guitar and incredible voice.

"The new challenge is to go beyond those confines, using contemporary music tools to maintain their unparalleled creativity and eternal evolution. With the help of Giulio 'Ragno' Favero at the mixing desk, Giovanni Versari's mastering, and the friendly collaboration of Gnaw's Alan Dubin (formed OLD and Khanate) and Carla Bozulich with her full band, Evangelista, OvO have crossed into new territories of extreme artistry." More...

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Kublai Khan Joining Thy Art Is Murder Tour

Kublai Khan has checked in with the following brief announcement about upcoming U.S. tour dates:

"We are so excited to announce we will be on the 'Hate Across America' tour with Thy Art Is Murder, I Declare War, Fit for an Autopsy, and The Last Ten Seconds of Life! Dates are below."

*= Kublai Khan Only

November 20th @ Chain Reaction- Anaheim, California
November 21st @ Whisky A Go Go- West Hollywood, California
November 22nd @ Rock City Studios- Camarillo, California
November 23rd @ Industry Theatre- Lancaster, California
November 24th @ DNA Lounge- San Francisco, California
November 25th @ AAP House- Umatilla, Oregon *
November 26th @ El Corazon- Seattle, Washington
November 27th @ The Center- Spokane, Washington
November 28th @ The Shredder- Boise, Idaho
November 29th @ The Project- Salt Lake City, Utah
November 30th@ The Marquis Theatre- Denver, Colorado
December 2nd @ Reggies Rock Club- Chicago, Illinois
December 3rd @ Pike Room- Pontiac, Michigan
December 4th @ Peabody's- Cleveland, Ohio
December 5th @ The Barbary- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
December 6th @ Berkeley Heights VFW- Berkeley Heights, NJ *
December 7th @ Empire- Springfield, Virginia
December 8th @ The Masquerade- Atlanta, Georgia
December 9th @ Goodtime Charlies- Tupelo, Mississippi
December 10th @ Downtown Music Hall- Little Rock, Arkansas
December 11th @ The Owl Farm- Nashville, Tennessee *
December 14th @ C Level- Panama City, Florida *
December 15th @ Limitless Studios- West Palm Beach, Florida *
December 17th @ The Social- Orlando, Florida
December 18th @ Roc Bar- Jacksonville, Florida
December 19th @ The Orpheum- Tampa, Florida
December 20th @ New Brookland Tavern- West Columbia, SC
December 21st @ The Vernon Club- Louisville, Kentucky More...

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Vampillia Releases New Music Video

Amazingly bizarre Japanese outfit Vampillia has released a new animated music video for "Endless Summer." The clip was directed by Onionskin, with illustration by Onohana. Check it out below.

You can also stream songs from the band's previous full-length "Rule the World/Deathtiny Land" (reviewed here) by heading over to this location.

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Alcest Video Interview Available

Guided By Metal sat down with Neige of France's Alcest to talk about the new album "Shelter," discussing guest vocalists, release dates, themes, and side projects. The interview took place at the Getaway Rock festival in Gävle, Sweden and can be viewed below.

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Lingua Mortis Orchestra To Drive Fan In Race Car

For the upcoming Lingua Mortis Orchestra shows on September 13th at Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen and the Hamburg Metal Dayz on September 28th, Victor Smolski, creative mind of the formation, has come up with something very special: Victor will bring his race car of Rallye-Team “Quer” (German for “Crossways”) and park it upfront the venue. One brave fan will be invited to a ride through the town – slow, but loud and crossways.

Those who are willing to take part in this exclusive ride should be at the Turbinenhalle at 6pm CET and register with Victors racing team. Furthermore a co-driver slot for the German Rally Mastership leg at Saarland will be raffled.

For the Hamburg Metal Dayz please send a mail with "Rallye" in the subject line to contact@hamburg-metal-dayz.de. The deadline is September 20th. You can catch the band live:

12.09. CH Pratteln - Z7
13.09. D Oberhausen - Turbinenhalle
14.09. AT Oberwaltersorf - Heavy Nights - Festival More...

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Septicflesh Reveals "Ophidian Wheel" Reissue Info

Following the release of latest full-length "The Great Mass" (reviewed here), Septicflesh's previous albums have been seeing re-issues via Season of Mist.

"Ophidian Wheel," the third installment in a series of five deluxe re-issues, will hit stores on October 25th (October 29th in North America) in a remastered edition including three previously unreleased bonus tracks. Below is the brand new cover artwork, designed by Septicflesh vocalist/bassist Seth Siro Anton himself.

"Ophidian Wheel," which follows "Mystic Places of Dawn" and "Esoptron" (both reissued earlier this year), marked a critical turning point in the band's career upon its release in 1997. On this album, the Greek demons further expanded their musical vocabulary, and added female soprano vocalist Natalie Rassoulis. "Ophidian Wheel" sees the band moving even further into the symphonic-laden and classically-tinged metal arrangements that have become their calling card. More...

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Lost Society Joining Suicidal Angels On Tour

Nuclear Blast has checked in with the following announcement about upcoming Lost Society tour dates:

"Finish thrash youngsters Lost Society are nothing near to speeding down. While the final winds of summer 2013 are still around and the band’s tour schedule likely packed for the upcoming indoor season, Lost Society has just announced its participation on the 'Conquering Europe' Tour 2014, supporting Suicidal Angels and Fueled By Fire."

Commented guitarist/vocalist Samy Elbanna: "We're really stoked to finally pack up our stuff and hit Europe! It's really going to be an awesome tour and we're looking forward to going to countries we've never been to and thrashing them up with the great company of Suicidal Angels, Fueled By Fire, and Exarsis! Look out Europe, the four braindead metalheads are coming and we're gonna thrash all over you! See you all in the pit!" More...

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Gorguts Comments On New Album Release

Death metal legends Gorguts have released their 12 years-in-the-making new album "Colored Sands" in North America. The record is currently streaming in its entirety and can be heard below. Regarding the album release, band founder Luc Lemay said:

"It’s with great joy that I share this music with all of you today. This record was a labor of love, and no details were left neglected. Writing the music for this record has brought back the flame in me to enjoy the process of crafting a death metal song. Writing the music for this record also brought to me a gift of friendship by working with Colin, Kevin and John… It’s a very important moment for me, I’ve been waiting for this day for a long, long time…and it’s finally here! I can never thank each of you enough for your support with the little messages sent to us through the modern media. Please, grab your headphones; close your eyes…..and crank the volume up! Come with us, through the magic of compositions…we will take a trip to Tibet to witness magnificent beauties…as well as a dramatic fate."

"Colored Sands" is available as a CD Digipack and limited edition LP at the Season of Mist e-shop, as well as in record stores throughout North America. More...

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Carcass Posts Second Track-By-Track Breakdown

Resurrected and rejuvenated British death metal maestros Carcass have made their second track-by-track video available, which breaks down the songs from upcoming album "Surgical Steel."

You can also see what we had to say about the album by reading our review right here.

Watch guitarist Bill Steer and drummer Dan Wilding dissect the songwriting process for "The Master Butcher's Apron," "Noncompliance to ASTM F 899-12 Standard," and "The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills" below.

The previously posted first video in the series is available at this location.

"Surgical Steel" will be released on September 16th (UK), September 13th (Rest of Europe) and September 17th (North America). More...

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Endstille Announces New Album

Season of Mist has checked in with the following announcement about an upcoming new album from Endstille:

"Endstille is back! Two and a half years after the much successful ‘Infektion 1813’ album, the stormtroopers of German black metal will unleash their eighth full-length, entitled ‘Kapitulation 2013.'

"The hand grenade will explode on November 8th (November 12th in North America). The track listing and cover artwork of ‘Kapitulation 2013’ will be unveiled later this month."

You can also listen to "The Deepest Place on Earth" from Endstille's previous album in the player provided below. More...

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Lita Ford To Release "The Bitch Is Back...Live"

"The Bitch is Back...Live" is a brand new live album from the Lita Ford. Hot on the heels of her comeback album "Living Like a Runaway," Lita took to the stage at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in early October of 2012 to showcase the new material as well as Lita Ford classics.

This show was recorded for "The Bitch is Back...Live." Where does the title come from? Lita opens the show with her rendition of the Elton John track "The Bitch is Back," which was previously released as a bonus track on "Living Like a Runaway." It may be a strong proclamation, but it is true...the bitch is back and bringing it live. Now fans have a chance to be a part of this memorable evening and performance.

The album will be released as a digipak with a special booklet including fan photos and download. Release dates are USA/Canada on October 22nd, Germany on October 25th and Europe on October 28th through SPV/Steamhammer. More...

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Solstafir To Re-Issue Debut Album

To help you wait for the follow-up to 2011’s "Svartir Sandar" (reviewed here), Season of Mist will re-release Solstafir’s debut album, "Í Blóði Og Anda" on November 8th (November 12th in North America).

Originally released in 2002, "Í Blóði Og Anda" (meaning “In Blood and Spirit”) will be reissued with a bonus disc full of previously unreleased material. More news is coming soon. More...

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Necrophobic Unveils New Album Artwork, Track List

As previously announced, Cult Swedish act Necrophobic’s new album is entitled "Womb of Lilithu" and will hit stores on October 25th (October 29th in North America). The cover artwork is available below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Womb Of Lilithu
2. Splendour Nigri Solis
3. Astaroth
4. Furfur
5. Black Night Raven
6. The Necromancer
7. Marquis Phenex
8. Asmodee
9. Marchosias
10. Matanbuchus
11. Paimon
12. Opium Black
13. Infinite Infernalis
14. Amdusias

The single "Splendour Nigri Solis" is already available as an exclusive single on Spotify. "Womb of Lilithu" will be released as a digipak CD, black double LP with white splatters (limited to 150 copies), clear double LP (limited to 400 copies), and regular black double LP. More...

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Deformatory Reveals New Album Details

Ottawa's technical death metal maniacs Deformatory have released the album title, track listing, and artwork for an upcoming full-length record.

Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Dan Rogers at From The Frost Audio (Fumigation, Carneia, etc.), "In The Wake of Pestilence" is set to be released in the Fall of 2013. The artwork was designed by Remy Cuveillier of Headsplit Design in France. The band consists of:

Charlie Leduc (Placentophagia/Anesthetik/In Tormenting Reverie) - Lead Vocals and Guitar
Jeffery Calder - Guitar
Justin Brazeau - Bass
Neil Grandy (ex-Dichotic) - Drums More...

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Lamb Of God Banned By Malaysian Government

Lamb of God's concert in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia scheduled for September 28th has been cancelled by the country's government, who refused to issue a permit for the show even though the concert had been on sale and had sold over 1,500 tickets. Shows scheduled in New Zealand, Australia, and Thailand will still be performed by the group.

Lamb of God’s guitarist Mark Morton has issued the following statement regarding the decision by the Malaysian government:

“It is very evident (and a bit frustrating) that the groups, parties and powers that have taken the most offense to our music and lyrics, have themselves only made a passing glance at the content and meanings of those songs. We would invite anyone offended by our music to engage in a discussion regarding the true motivations behind our work, especially before publicly slandering us based on assumptions and shallow misinterpretation.

"We sincerely apologize to our amazing fans in Malaysia for the cancellation. Many thanks to all who have spoken out in support of us through this.”

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