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Metal News for September 9, 2013

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36 news articles posted on this day.

After The Burial Posts Album Teaser

After The Burial has announced a new album will be coming soon via Sumerian Records. The band also posted a brief teaser trailer online, which can be found below. After the Burial will also soon be out on tour with Trivium and DevilDriver. Dates are available after the jump.


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Havok Posts New Music Video

Today the metal technicians at Loudwire hurl forth a premiere of "Worse Than War," the latest video from Denver thrash assassins Havok. Check out the clip below.

Directed by Roy Warner who worked on both "From the Cradle to the Grave" and "Point of No Return" clips, the tune comes by way of the recently unleashed "Unnatural Selection" full-length and accoridng to a press release "addresses the eight stages of genocide: classification, symbolization, dehumanization, organization, polarization, preparation, extermination and denial."

Released earlier this year via Candlelight Records, "Unnatural Selection" was produced by Terry Date (Pantera, Overkill, Deftones) and mastered by James Murphy (Testament, Death).

Havok is currently wrapping up a massive North American live takeover that kicked off on July 20th in Juarez, Mexico and included a stop at this year's Heavy Mtl Festival in Montreal. Additional Fall dates will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details.

9/09/2013 Rocky Point Cantina - Tempe, AZ
9/10/2013 Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff, AZ
9/13/2013 Burt's Tiki Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT More...

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Agony Face Signs With My Kingdom Music

My Kingdom Music has posted the following announcement about inking a deal with Agony Face:

"Today it is with great pride that we announce the signing of the next Italian big thing in the death metal scene: Agony Face! Without any particular support from neither big labels or media, this Milan based outfit created around its name a sort of magic halo thanks to its attitude and the delirant form of its surrealistic death metal."

The new album titled "CLX Stormy Quibblings" will be released on November 18th, 2013.

"I'm really excited to be signing Agony Face to My Kingdom Music,” commented the band's frontman Dave. "We've worked very hard for months on this new album and we wanted that it could get the right attention and promotion. I think it's time for Agony Face to do the big step towards a more international audience, because 'CLX Stormy Quibblings' is not an album like others and we really think that with Francesco and his label this could happen!" More...

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Zinvmm Signs With Darkwoods

Zinvmm has checked in with the following announcement about inking a new record deal:

"Happy to announce that Z I N V M M has signed up for two albums with Darkwoods Records. There will be a physical edition of the first album with some amazing photos by Jose Gallardo and a physical edition of Z I N V M M´s brand new full lengtj album that will be released this wintertime.

"Thanks to Darkwoods for their enthusiastic work, their honesty, their coherence and their love for this music." More...

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Black Tusk Announces New Shows

Savannah, Georgia's Black Tusk is getting ready to head over to Europe for a headline run beginning this Friday September 13th with Fight Amp providing support.

Immediately following those dates, Black Tusk has announced a North American headline tour with label mates Inter Arma providing support. These dates kick off October 24th in Johnson City, TN and are scheduled to run through November 15th in Birmingham, AL.

European Tour:
13.09.13 Germany Frankfurt @ 11er
14.09.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix
16.09.13 France Toulouse @ Le Saint des Seins
17.09.13 Spain Barcelona @ Razzmatazz 3
18.09.13 Spain Madrid @ La Boite
19.09.13 Portugal Porto @ Armazém do Chá
20.09.13 Spain Bilbao @ Azkena
21.09.13 France Montpellier @ Secret Place
22.09.13 Italy Milano @ Lo Fi Club
23.09.13 Germany München @ Feierwerk
24.09.13 Switzerland Geneve @ l'usine
25.09.13 Switzerland Zürich @ Dynamo Werk 21
26.09.13 Austria Wien @ Arena
27.09.13 Poland Wroclaw @ Obserwatorium
28.09.13 Poland Bydgoszcz @ Estrada stagebar
29.09.13 Czech Rep Prague @ 007
30.09.13 Germany Berlin @ Cassiopeia
01.10.13 Germany Hamburg @ Hafenklang
02.10.13 Norway Stavanger @ Checkpoint Charlie
03.10.13 Norway Oslo @ Revolver
04.10.13 Sweden Linköping @ Lorient
06.10.13 Holland Hengelo @ Metropool KZ
07.10.13 UK London @ Barfly
08.10.13 UK Southampton @ The Cellar
09.10.13 UK Manchester @ Alter Ego
10.10.13 UK Glasgow @ Ivory Blacks
11.10.13 UK Bath @ Green Park Tavern
12.10.13 Germany Essen @ Cafe Nova More...

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Burden Of Grief Writing New Material

Germany's Burden of Grief is currently writing songs for a new record and follow-up to 2010's "Follow the Flames."

The band has also posted photos online for the rehearsal room as Burden of Grief works on the new material. Check out the pictures at the band's Facebook profile here.

Further details on the new album will be announced as they become available. Burden of Grief is:

Mike Huhmann (vocals)
Philipp Hanfland (guitars)
Johannes Rudolph (guitars)
Florian Bauer (bass)
Sebastian Robrecht (drums)

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Hail Of Bullets Streaming New Single

Dutch death metal giants Hail of Bullets have launched the landing page for their new album "III The Rommel Chronicles."

Pre-orders are available here, and you can check out the first single "Pour Le Mérite" in the player below.

"III The Rommel Chronicles" began to take shape in the second half of 2012 when Hail of Bullets started writing songs for this third album, which sees the band approaching things a bit differently lyric wise. Metal Blade Records comments:

"Instead of describing a certain campaign or theatre of war, this album focuses on the military life and rise and fall of German field marshal Erwin Rommel. Despite fighting on the wrong side, Rommel was undeniably a great strategist who was both feared and admired by his enemies. Musically, 'III The Rommel Chronicles' recalls a bit of their debut album. The songs are faster, more raw, more aggressive and direct than on 'On Divine Winds' which had a more epic, heroic feel. Once again, production duties were handled by Ed Warby and the album was mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö. A new lyrical approach also necessitated a different style of artwork, which was provided by Dutch artist Erik Wijnands."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Swoop Of The Falcon
2. Pour Le Mérite
3. DG-7
4. To The Last Breath Of Man And Beast
5. DAK
6. The Desert Fox
7. Tobruk
8. Farewell To Africa
9. The Final Front
10. Death Of A Field Marshal More...

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Downfall Of Gaia Announces New Tour Dates

Downfall of Gaia just announced a third and final European tour for 2013. Comments the band:

"Three weeks after our U.S. tour we will hit the road again for the third and final part of our European Tour 2013. This tour also includes some countries we've never played before and some great festivals – pretty excited about it!"

A few more dates are yet to be confirmed and will be announced shortly. The currently announced details are as follows:

w/ Black Table
09/09 Denver, CO Seventh Circle Music Collective
09/10 Kansas City, MO The Riot Room
09/11 Saint Louis, MO Fubar
09/12 Madison, WI Dragon Fly Lounge
09/13 Chicago, IL Grandbar
09/14 Pittsburgh, PA The Shop
09/15 Ithaca, NY The Underground
09/16 Burlington, VT Nectars More...

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Handful Of Hate To Release New Album

Handful Of Hate has checked in with the following announcement about releasing an upcoming album:

"Handful Of Hate is proud to celebrate the 20th year of activity with the release of the new infamous 6th album 'To Perdition' out on November the 12th (Code666 Records) see the cover artwork below.

"In the next days a studio report will be uploaded on our official website and before the first half of October a new song preview will be unleashed through the band's channels. Stay tuned...Hate and Blasphemy!" More...

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Almah Reveals New Album Track Listing

Almah has now revealed that the band's new album "Unfold" will contain the following track listing:

1. In My Sleep
2. Beware The Stroke
3. The Hostage
4. Warm Wind
5. Raise of The Sun
6. Cannibals In Suits
7. Wings of Revolution
8. Believer
9. I Do
10. You Gotta Stand
11. Treasure of The Gods
12. Farewell

The album was recorded in São Paulo/Brazil and mixed and mastered by Damien Rainaud at Darth Mader Music in Los Angeles, California. As was previously reported, the cover artwork for "Unfold" was designed by Nathalia Suellen (Lady Symphonia) from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. More...

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Ulcerate Streaming Full New Album

Auckland, New Zealand’s death metal act Ulcerate is due to release a fourth LP, titled "Vermis," on September 17th in North America (September 16th in Europe).

Now the full album is available for streaming online. Check out all of "Vermis" in the player below, courtesy of MetalSucks.net. The band also has the following upcoming live shows:

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 More...

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Emblazoned Streaming "The Living Magisterium"

Wisconsin-based blackened death metallers Emblazoned are now setting the world ablaze with “The Living Magisterium," released via Deepsend Records. The label comments:

"The band mixes blackened death of Lecherous Nocturne with the death metal aesthetic of Arsis. Featuring current and former members of Jungle Rot and Decrepit Birth, expect to be lead down a path of sacrilegious torment. The EP was produced by Chris Wisco at Belle City Sound in Racine, Wisconsin and the cover art was created by renowned artist Raf The Might (Too Many Skulls). Expect to be absolutely shredded!"

You can now stream the release via the palyer below or at Bandcamp here. The track listing is as follows:

1. Premonition 01:29
2. Extinction of Creation 03:17
3. Bound by Eternal Penance 02:29
4. Refuge in Darkness 03:29
5. In Ex Cathedra 03:40 More...

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Swallow The Sun Recruits Session Drummer

Finland's Swallow the Sun has announced drummer Kai Hahto will be temporarily replaced by a session drummer for upcoming European tour dates. The band comments:

"Unfortunately Kai is unable to do the Morning Never Came anniversary gigs this fall, but on short notice we managed to get hold of a fantastic drummer, Juuso Raatikainen, to fill Kai's giant shoes for these shows.

"Kai will be back on his throne for the 70,000 Tons of Metal and Mexican shows. See you soon on the road people!"

Swallow the Sun will be performing "The Morning Never Came" in its entirety on the following dates:

25.10.2013 CH – Aarau, Kiff
26.10.2013 IT – Milan, Rock & Roll Arena
27.10.2013 DE – Munich, Backstage
28.10.2013 CZ – Prague, Nova Chmelnice
29.10.2013 DE – Darmstadt, Steinbruch Theater
30.10.2013 DE – Hamburg, Grünspan
31.10.2013 DE – Oberhausen, Helvete
01.11.2013 FR – Paris, Nouveau Casino
02.11.2013 NL – Apeldoorn, Brainstorm Festival
03.11.2013 UK – London, Underworld

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Civil War's Album Certified Gold In Sweden

Civil War (the symphonic power metal band from ex-Sabaton members Rikard Sundén, Oskar Montelius, Daniel Mullback, and Daniel Myhr, along with frontman Nils Patrik Johansson and bass player Stefan "Pizza" Eriksson) is proud to announce that debut album "The Killer Angels" has been certified Gold in the band's home country of Sweden, selling more than 20,000 copies.

The members of Civil War were presented with their Gold plaques before headlining the Metal War festival in Budapest last weekend. Commented the band:

"Selling 20,000-plus in our home country is something none of us could ever imagine when getting into the sessions leading up to the album. Even though we felt we made a solid record, getting these numbers was still something we couldn't predict upon our wildest imagination."

"We at Despotz are incredibly proud to have reached 'Gold' status in Sweden with the band Civil War," added Despotz Records founder, Ömer Akay. "The band has received great international support from their fans, and it shows with growing sales and upcoming tours as a result. This is just the beginning of a brilliant career. We Will Rule The Universe."

"The Killer Angels" was released June 11th, 2013 via Despotz Records. Read our review at this location. More...

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The Man-Eating Tree Recording New Album

The Man-Eating Tree has issued the following announcement about recording an upcoming new album:

"The first studio session for the next The Man-Eating Tree album is over. The atmosphere during the session was relaxed, yet focused. All tracks for these four songs are now done, except the vocals, which will be recorded very soon.

"We are more than pleased with the way these songs are shaping up. They're the definition of what TMET is today: honest and full of passion. Whether the results sound heavy, somber or beautiful, it's The Man-Eating Tree.

"Looking forward to unleash them! More information coming up shortly."

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Satyricon Posts "Phoenix" Lyric Clip

Satyricon has posted another lyric video online from the band's latest self-titled album release (reviewed here).

Check out "Phoenix" below. The full album's track listing is:

1. Voice of Shadows
2. Tro og Kraft
3. Our World, It Rumbles Tonight (listen here)
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

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High On Fire Adds More Tour Dates

The previously announced Scion A/V presented High On Fire tour, which sees the California power trio joined by Norwegian crew Kvelertak, has added an additional twelve dates to the incendiary extravaganza with newly announced stops in Boston, Toronto, Chicago and San Francisco, amongst others.

As part of the tour, High On Fire will release a new single titled "Slave The Hive" on October 16th, marking the first new music from the California metal champions since the spring 2012 release of "De Vermis Mysteriis." A limited edition 7-inch will be available at all tour dates with a video for the song to be released simultaneously.

Kvelertak will open all dates, while Doomriders (Nov. 10 to 23), Pack of Wolves (Nov. 25-27), and Windhand (Nov. 29 to Dec. 12) will be featured as the evening opener on different legs of the tour. More...

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Lunacyst Working On New Album

Bahrain act Lunacyst has checked in with the following announcement about working on an upcoming album:

"We know that we have kept you guys waiting on our upcoming album for a while now... we would just like to say thank you to each and everyone of you for your patients and AWESOME support. Here is a small preview of what you all can expect when our album is out later this year. ENJOY!"

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Krudo Releases Lyric Video

Chilean band Krudo has released a new lyric video for the track "Desierto," which comes off latest studio album "Demencial," released in North America via Digmetalworld Records.

The video was created by Matías Tapia M. from People Of The Moon, and you can check out the clip below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Hacia La Demencia
2. Biotipo Criminal
3. Cuando La Mente Se Ciega
4. Asesino
5. Desierto
6. Dueños Del Orden
7. Carne Muerta
8. En Mi Agonia
9. Almas Carniceras
10. Progenitor More...

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Napalm Christ To Release Cassette

Napalm Christ has completed work on six new songs, which will be released on cassette tape format via Goatprayer Records at the end of September.

You can pre-order the release right here, or stream the songs below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Idols of Evil 03:56
2. Life is Dimming 06:18
3. Reclaimed by the Earth 09:22
4. Nuclear Holy War 04:10
5. Despoilment of Will 01:40
6. Burning Away the Scourge 08:00 More...

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Spider Rockets Shoots New Video

New Jersey's Spider Rockets will finally unveil a first official music video for the single "Going Down" this Friday the 13th.

"Going Down" is the follow-up to the group's first foray into the video arena, a combination of production and live clips for the anthem, "Scream." It was the first track recorded for the group's current release "Bitten."

"Going Down" has knocked out some national heavyweights on a number of cage-matches at active rock radio including Five Finger Death Punch, Pennywise and Hellyeah. "It's mind blowing that we could take on those guys and win! And win we did... Over and over it seemed," revels a stunned Helena Cos, the group's lead singer.

The video, produced by film graduate, Jason Nappi, was a zero-budget endeavor. Johnny Nap, the group's lead guitarist, admits, "it started with some real nice guys at an old warehouse in Jersey who let us in as a favor, and a bunch of offbeat common license footage that fit the theme of the song. We didn't want to take ourselves too seriously."

"We heard Van Halen shot 'Jump' for just $400!" sets up drummer, Dan Prestup, "...and we thought, we don't have that kind of money!" laughs bassist, Greg Manning.

Look out for "Going Down" on Friday the 13th of September. October tour dates from the band will also be released next week.

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Gift Of Gods Announces "Receive" EP

Gift Of Gods, the new band from Nocturno Culto - one half of the legendary Norwegian black metal band Darkthrone - will release debut mini-album, "Receive," on November 5th via Peaceville Records.

Commented Nocturno Culto, "Finally, the mini-album is done. Gift Of Gods has been a great ride for me. I don't want this to end now, so I will most likely work on new material. Thanks to my partner in crime, K.A.Hubred, we got to rehearse during the last two years. What to expect? I have no idea how to describe this, but it's metal for sure."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Intro
2. Enlightning Strikes
3. Receive
4. Looking For An Answer
5. Last Solstice
6. Outro

"Receive" was performed and recorded by Nocturno at his own studio. It was mixed & mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door, after having recently worked with Nocturno on Darkthrone's
"The Underground Resistance."

For Gift Of Gods, Nocturno turned his hand to creating pure, unbridled heavy metal excellence, taking in a vast array of influences from decades past to concoct a special whirlwind of melodic riffing and headbanging anthems on this 30 minute heavy metal pilgrimage. "Receive" also features a rendition of "Looking For an Answer," originally by obscure Swedish 80's band, Universe. More...

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Motorhead Comments On Upcoming Album

As was recently announced, Motorhead will release new album "Aftershock" on October 22nd on CD, vinyl, and digital formats, with pre-order info coming soon.

“Steal it if you must, buy it if you can!” says Lemmy, who’s pride in the album is so immense that guests to his home and dressing room in the last couple of months have been treated to extremely loud airings of the rough mixes, while Phil Campbell adds, “I really think the variation on the album shows that we’ve dug deep and produced some of our best work for a long time.”

“It is,” says Mikkey Dee, “a really, really strong Motorhead album, one that really does define everything this band stands for.”

The following press release was also issued about the coming album:

"Like the juggernaut you prayed would keep on crushing you, like the friend that still royally pisses off your parents and like a loyal standard of crunchy, greasy, punky, bluesy, gutsy screw-you rock’n’roll, Motorhead stride out through their 38th year brandishing more swagger and attitude then your ears could begin to comprehend.

"On October 22, 2013, Motorhead will deliver their 21st studio album, an enormous and prophetic Aftershock. Recorded at NRG Studios in North Hollywood, it is a true leveler, a crushing confirmation of everything Motorhead stands for, marching from the dust storm to deliver 14 belting statements which see Motorhead in perhaps their best writing form for years. There’s swagger, there’s punch, there’s speed and there’s dirty filthy grooves, Lemmy Kilmister, Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee showing clearly that Motorhead is not simply a band, it’s a genre! More...

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Neurosis Announces New Shows

Following a recent special one-off concert at the H.P. Lovecraft themed NecronomiCon gathering in Providence, Rhode Island, the mighty Neurosis just confirmed two new exclusive performances on both sides of the Atlantic.

First up, Neurosis will perform in Portland, Oregon the weekend of Thanksgiving, playing the Rosleand Theater Saturday, November 23rd. This exclusive Pacific Northwest engagement presented by Mike Thrasher will also feature The Body and Tragedy, with a fourth act to be announced shortly.

Neurosis is also the first band confirmed to partake in the maiden booking of the Temples Festival, set to take place May 3rd in Bristol, UK.

11/23/2013 Roseland Theater - Portland, OR w/ Tragedy, The Body
5/03/2014 Temples Festival - Bristol, UK

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Vengeance Posts New Song Snippet

Dutch act Vengeance recently announced the pending release of latest album "Piece Of Cake," due out November 5th in North America.

"People can expect what to my ears is the best Vengeance album to date,"declares guitarist Timo Somers, "the songs are a nice blend of old school Vengeance (think Arabia) and some more modern sounding songs. This time the instrumental side of the band is really outspoken, it features a lot of nice intros, solos and instrumental pieces. And to top it off, Leon sounds better than ever."

The band has now released a snippet of the new song "World Arena," which can be heard below. The full album's track listing is as follows:

1. World Arena 04:39
2. Tears From The Moon 03:40
3. Raintime Preload 00:36
4. Raintime 03:31
5. Sandman 05:08
6. Back To Square One 04:54
7. Headquake 03:44
8. Train 05:07
9. Mirrors 03:15
10. Piece Of Cake 03:27
11. Goodbye Mother Sky 06:30 More...

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Noctum Streaming New Song

Sweden's Noctum will release the band's Metal Blade Records debut "Final Sacrifice" on October 29th.

Today the band has released another song from the mesmerizing release. The song "Temple of the Living Dead" can be streamed in the player below, and you can find pre-order options at this location.

The album's track listing is:

1. Conflagration
2. Liberty in Death
3. Resurrected in Evil
4. Deadly Connection
5. Void of Emptiness
6. The Revisit
7. A Burning Will
8. Temple of the Living Dead
9. Azoth More...

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Hemoptysis Posts Guitar Playthrough

Hemoptysis guitarist/front man Masaki Murashita has released a play through video for the song "Blood Storm," which can be viewed below.

Murashita comments: “I’ve made this video to show you how the Axe FX II sounds with my Jackson Rhoads V loaded with EMG 81-X, and how it sounds in the mix. The amp model used was Herbie CH3 and you can download my preset at this location. In the video, you can hear the raw guitar, doubled guitar tracks panned L/R 100% to hear and compare the sound. I hope you all like it!”

The band has just completed writing songs for a forthcoming five song EP and will be entering the studio this fall. More...

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The Defiled Posts New Music Video

The Defiled today presents the official video for "As I Drown," taken from new album "Daggers." Watch the video below, courtesy of Metalhammer.co.uk.

Catch the band on tour supporting Motionless in White and Glamour of the Kill:

12 Sept // Dublin Academy 1
13 Sept // Belfast Mandela Hall
14 Sept // Glasgow Garage
15 Sept // Newcastle O2 Academy 2
16 Sept // Manchester Academy
18 Sept // Leeds Cockpit
19 Sept // Nottingham Rescue Rooms
20 Sept // Birmingham O2 Academy 2
21 Sept // London The Forum
22 Sept // Bristol The Fleece
23 Sept // Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

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Winterhymn Releases New Single

Winterhymn has released the new single "Huntsman," which can be heard below or downloaded at Bandcamp here.

"Huntsman" is the first track to feature new lead guitarist Varrik (Elimination, Imperial Vengeance), drummer Valthrun (Schallkrieg), and bassist and vocalist Alvadar (Schallkrieg), since former members Ulfr, Sieven, and Warg departed at the beginning of 2013. More...

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Unsacred Seed Announces New Album

Unsacred Seed has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the band's upcoming album, which can be found right here. Unsacred Seed also comments:

"Our next full-length album will be called 'Frontiers,' and will be released in February 2014. It will be our first concept album and to release it properly, we are looking towards crowdfunding.

"Kickstarter has just launched in Canada [Sept 9th] and we are going to use this platform to launch our new album. Think of it as pre-ording the album, except the pre-orders go to the actual funding of the new album.

"And of course, if you DO back our project, you will get the new album. And depending on how much you pledge, we have close to a dozen other great rewards that you could receive.

"So we've a set goal, and if we reach it, we can have proper merch & physical media. If we don't reach our goal, it will most likely just be a digital release again. Please check out our project, share it with your friends, and help support underground music!"

You can also stream the band's previously released self-titled album at this location.

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Heart Of A Coward Posts New Lyric Video

Heart Of A Coward has released a lyric video for "Nauseam," which can be seen below courtesy of Metal Hammer.

The track is taken from the band's forthcoming album "Severance," due out November 12th via Century Media. You can also download the track over at this location.

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Frostide Streaming "Cheri, Cheri Lady" Cover

Frosttide has posted a cover online of "Cheri, Cheri Lady" by Modern Talking. Check out the melodic death metal interpretation in the player below.

You can also check out the band's "Quest For Glory" track, which comes off new album "The Awakening," at this location.

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Better Left Unsaid Joining (Hed)p.e. On Tour

Modesto, CA's Better Left Unsaid has been added to (Hed)p.e.'s upcoming "Back 2 School Jam" tour throughout September.

The band will be touring in support of a recently released self-titled album, which just hit stores via Epochal Artists Records/Capitol Music Group. The following press release was also issued about the ablum:

"Better Left Unsaid has returned the battlefield more bloodthirsty than ever before with the
release of a new self-titled on Epochal Artists Records/Capitol Music Group. The album was
recorded ProView Studios in Riverbank, CA Studios with producer Adam Ruppel (Systematic) at the helm, and combines all of Better Left Unsaid's influences from the technical thrash
precision of Testament, to the groove laden attack of Pantera. The group has concocted a
molten metal attack that stands tall beside the likes of Machine Head, Nothingface, Threat
Signal, Soilwork and Meshuggah."

09/09 - Fresno, CA – Fulton 55
09/10 - San Francisco, CA – DNA Lounge
09/11 - Bakersfield, CA – Elements Venue
09/12 - Flagstaff, AZ – Orpheum Theatre
09/13 - Tempe, AZ – Rocky Point Cantina
09/14 - Tucson, AZ – The Rock
09/15 - Lubbock, TX – Jakes
09/16 - Fort Worth, TX - Tomcats West
09/17 - Monroe, LA – Live Oakes
09/18 - Destin, FL – Club LA
09/19 - Jacksonville, FL – Free Bird Live
09/20 - Jacksonville, NC – Hooligans
09/21 - Fayetteville, NC – Drunk Horse Pub
09/22 - White Marsh, MD - House of Rock
09/23 - Springfield, VA – Empire
09/24 - Trenton, NJ – Championship
09/25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
09/27 - Columbus, OH - Alrosa Villa
10/19 - Modesto, CA - Fat Cat Music House More...

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Legions Of War To Release New Album

Inferno Records has issued the following announcement about releasing a new album from Swedish act Legions of War:

"We're really proud to announce you that Legions of War is Back To The Front! 4 years after the tremendous & merciless surprise attack entitled 'Towards Death' in 2009 which took no prisoner (and highly acclaimed by underground medias that compared the bands to such monsters as Destroyer 666 or Gospel of the Horns!) - and the self-released thunder assault 'Riding With The Blitz' (an EP with two new tracks in 2011) - Legion of War come out from a long retreat with a new arsenal to take the world by storm!

"9 new missiles made in the strongest steel with an incredibly precise strike force will soon be unleashed on Inferno Records under the name 'Forced To The Ground!'

"This new armada shows a more aggressive and still heavier side of Legions of War! Guitar riffs cut like scalpels, rythmics are like hammers coming down in a relentless manner, vocals are raw & scorched (but still very clear, no growls or grunts... or hysterical screams) and express all the atrocities of war like never before... The style is basically thrash with a very personal approach (the whole concept is about War, which means the sound is very cold) but has definitely a strong heavy metal influence... Guitar solos are the undeniable proof as well as some acoustic parts that will make your blood freeze!

"This new assault will be effective by the end of the year (release date is set for December 20th, 2013) under the forms of Digipack CD, regular jewel case-CD and cassette - and will for sure please all fans of bands like Destroyer 666, Kreator, and Sodom." More...

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Beaten To Death Streaming New Track

Norwegian grind act Beaten To Death today unveils another new track from second album “Dødsfest!," which is for release via Mas-Kina Recordings on October 4th.

Check out the new tune “The Flesh Prince With Swell Hair” in the player below thanks to DeadRhetoric.com. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Vulpes Vulpes, Mustela Lutreola, Praedium
2. The Egg Thrower
3. Krepsekamp
4. True Norwegian Internet Metal Warrior
5. Dødsfest!
6. Erik Og Skrik
7. Døv, Døvere, Død
8. Obliteration Of Nekromantheon
9. Nazi Slippers
10. The Flesh Prince With Swell Hair
11. Aspen Hellweek
12. Vinni Butterfly More...

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Slayer Adds More Tour Dates

A week after announcing seventeen U.S. dates for the fall, Slayer comes back today announcing the addition of seven Canadian concerts as well as a date in Seattle.

Full details on Slayer's first North American tour in two years can be found below.

Slayer - Tom Araya/bass vocals, guitarist Kerry King, drummer Paul Bostaph, and guitarist Gary Holt, who continues to fill in for the late founding member Jeff Hanneman - will have Gojira and 4ARM supporting on all dates.

Tickets for these newly-added dates go on sale beginning this Friday, September 13. Log onto the band's website for complete on-sale dates and ticketing information. More...

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