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Helsott Details New Album "Woven"

As a Metal Underground.com exclusive, California pagan metal act Helsott revealed details of the upcoming new release "Woven," the band's debut full length album and follow up to the 2012 EP "Fólkvangr," which has been re-mixed, re-mastered and included as bonus tracks on the new album. "Woven" was mixed by Roy Z and mastered by Andy Horn. The artwork (seen below) was created by Felipe Machado Franco (Blind Guardian/Brainstorm). It is set for release on July 28th.

The band announced that Indiegogo supports, who financed part of the release, should expect to receive their perks in June.

More information on Helsott can be found at the band's Official Facebook Page.

The track listing for "Woven" is as follows:

1. Helsott
2. Agamemnon
3. Axe, Shield and Battlefield
4. Painless Journey of Death
5. Cessation (Vandals Divide Pt. II)
6. The Sacking of Lindisfarne
7. Now His Fate
8. Eight Drunken Celts

Bonus Tracks: "Folkvangr" EP Re-mixed and Re-mastered

9. Folkvangr
10. Vandals Divide
11. Honour Thy Valkyrie More...

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Voice Of Ruin Unzips Some "Morning Wood"

The horny farmers in Swiss outfit Voice Of Ruin are gearing up to show off their "Morning Wood," and today you can bear witness to the towering monolith in all its erect glory below!

You too can get "Morning Wood" today in Switzerland and on May 5th elsewhere via Tenacity Music. Digital copies and physical pre-orders are available at the Voice of Ruin Bandcamp page here.

Voice of Ruin was born in 2008, driven by the common desire of five Swiss farmers who dreamt of leaving the family farm and becoming rock stars. Hungry for success and recognition, the five strapping young lads abandoned their shovels and harvesters to take on different type of instruments, with the goal of becoming icons of sex, alcohol, and rock’n’roll (or horny farmer metal).

Between two harvests and after a first EP, the band released its first album in 2011 through Heimathome Records. Voice of Ruin quickly sell 666,666 copies of this release, which allows the quintet to make a lot of cash and spend it on alcohol and women, like bankers, whilst playing a series of shows in Switzerland and France.

However, times are tough and cows and hop don’t make enough money to sustain their extreme and rock’n’roll lifestyle. The band is hence obliged to record second album "Morning Wood" in order to fill the coffers. Distributed by Irascible in Switzerland and Plastic Head in Europe, this new opus will be released on Tenacity Music and will allow the band to tour Japan in spring 2014 with The Black Dahlia Murder and Fleshgod Apocalypse. More...

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VPOAAWAMC Premieres Split With Teen Pussy Fuckers

Metal maniacs, it's time for some more devastating pornogrind to ruin your otherwise lovely day!

There probably are as many goregrind/pornogrind bands in the world as types of bacteria in a
corpse rotting in a sewer, but not many of them have achieved a cult status like Austria's VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC (Vaginal Penetration Of An Amelus With A Musty Carrot) has in only five years since its inception.

For double the grind, VxPxOxAxAxWxAxMxC has teamed up with TxPxF (Teen Pussy Fuckers) for a new split coming out via Kaotoxin Records on May 6th. Titled "A Fairytale full of Apotemnophiliac Moments," the first four tracks are offered up by the amelus penetrators, while tracks five to 14 come courtesy of the teen pussy fuckers.

"Playing Mühlviertel Rabbit Chase In A Nursery" features guest vocals by Andreas Tseung (Vomitous) while Erwin De Groot (ex-Last Days Of Humanity / SMES) guests on "Neuk Je Moeder."

Today we are streaming the disgustingly awesome split in all its glory to the detriment of all your ears (and other various orifices)!

You can order your own copy in various configurations, and see the full gag-inducing cover artwork over at the Kaotoxin website here. The track listing is:

1. Baptized In Clammy Scat
2. Lacerate Some Farmers With A Harvester
3. Playing Mühlviertel Rabbit Chase In A Nursery
4. Mucus Of A Giant Anal Papilla
5. 40 Y 13 (paedolove)
6. I Like Your Pussy Shaved Cause That Makes You Look Underage
7. Whor(e)shipping Val's Ass
8. Menstruation Is The Best Lubrication
9. Neuk Je Moeder
10. I Love Morritas De Secundaria
11. Paedophilic Love
12. Anal Ana (taco Y Burrito En Tu Culito)
13. She Loves To Rape And Be Raped
14. Circus Macabrus More...

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Hollow Debuts New Single "Iscariot"

Clad in black and painted in ghostly, skeletal white and gray, Montreal's Hollow is one of North America's most deceptively original and subversive underground metal acts today. Exploiting the surface aesthetics of black metal, the band surprises with an abundance of musical diversity and depth.

Years in the making, Hollow's analog-recorded debut studio effort "Mordrake" is finally ready to be unleashed May 30th. The album will contain twelve tracks, each of which combines black, death, thrash, symphonic, and progressive metal in a dizzying, memorable web.

To whet your appetite, Metalunderground.com is proud to exclusively premiere second single "Iscariot." Leaning toward Hollow's thrash and traditional metal influences, this is one of the more "riff-centric" offerings on "Mordrake."

"Iscariot" follows the March 1st release of "Landscape," Hollow's first official music video.

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UnKured Premieres Full "As Reality Melts" EP

Update: The stream is no longer available, but you can find the band's music and more info on UnKured over at Facebook here.

Drawing from influences such as Death, Carcass, Warbringer, Vektor, and Havok, Ohio outfit UnKured plans to bring a new breed of death/thrash to the forefront of the metal scene.

Founded by lead guitarist Cody Karr and rounded out by bassist Ben Stanton and drummer Adam Green, UnKured is currently in the studio readying debut full-length album "Mutated Earth."

While the album will be released next month, today we'd like to help get you acquainted with UnKured by bringing an exclusive full stream of the band's previous "As Reality Melts" EP.

Give it a listen in the player below, and then head over to the UnKured Bandcamp page here to pre-order "Mutated Earth."

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Something You Whisper Premieres New Video

Ontario post-hardcore outfit Something You Whisper recently released new EP, "From The Other Side," which was produced by Brent Allen and Devin Oliver of I See Stars.

Today Metalunderground.com is proud to bring you the exclusive lyric video premiere for "Dead In Fiction," taken off the new EP. Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments section.

The Cambridge, Ontario-based band began to take shape in early 2011; harnessing the talent of Wes Will (vocals), Tom McArthur (drums), Kyle Adshade (guitar/vocals), Austin Palladini (guitar/vocals), and Brian Shepherd (bass/vocals). The quintet emanates an intense energy that blends with catchy hooks and choruses. This was exemplified in the bands debut EP, “Nostalgia,” with the help of producer Jordan Valeriote (Silverstein, Structures, and Dead and Divine) at Sundown Studios. In February 2013 the band re-issued “Nostalgia,” including two songs previously unavailable and the brand new track “20/20 in the 3rd.”

Now the band's latest EP "From The Other Side" was released earlier this month, and you can pick up your copy at iTunes here. The track listing is as follows: More...

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VPOAAWAMC Premieres Trailer For New Split Release

Infamous goregrind outfit Vaginal Penetration of an Amelus With a Musty Carrot is teaming up wfor a new split CD with Mexico's Teen Pussy Fuckers.

"A Fairytale Full of Apotemnophiliac Moments" is due out May 6th, 2014 via Kaotoxin Records, with pre-orders to go online on April 15th.

Today Metalunderground.com is both disgusted and delighted to bring you the first teaser trailer for the split release. Check it out below, and check back next month as we'll also be hosting a stream of the split the day pre-orders become available.

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Human Cull Premieres Full "Stillborn Nation" Album

Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can hear music from the band over at the Human Cull Facebook page here.

Exeter-based crust/grind act Human Cull is gearing up for the release of "Stillborn Nation," which is slated to drop like an atomic bomb on March 31st, 2014.

Today Metalunderground.com brings the official U.S. premiere of all 23 tracks off the album: 22 of insane grind mayhem all capped by a final sludgy, slow moving battering ram of a finale. Listen to all of "Stillborn Nation" below, and you can also pre-order your own copy at this location.

Formed in 2011 from the ashes of a previous act, the band’s sound is influenced by 80’s grindcore and crust bands such as Napalm Death, Doom, Fear of God, Discharge & Terrorizer as well as more recent acts such as Nasum, Gadget, Nuclear Death Terror and 324.

Human Cull is currently booking a European tour with Oblivionized for April 2014.

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Noble Beast Premieres New Song "Iron-Clad Angels"

Minnesota outfit Noble Beast is gearing up to take the power metal worm by storm and drop a self-titled album via Tridoid Records on March 22nd, 2014.

Ahead of the official release, today we bring you an exclusive premiere of the album's opening track "Iron-Clad Angels."

Give it a listen below, or find more info on the band at the Noble Beast Facebook profile here.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Iron-Clad Angels
2. Behold the Face of Your Enemy
3. Master of Depravity
4. The Dragon Reborn
5. We Burn
6. The Noble Beast
7. Peeling Back the Veil
8. Disintegrating Force
9. On Wings of Steel
10. Nothing to Repent

Tridoid Records also comments on the band's sound:

"Noble Beast is a power metal band dealing in the sort of epic, sweeping anthems pioneered by bands like Helloween, Blind Guardian, and Iced Earth. Hailing from the icy wastes of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Noble Beast serves to bridge the gap between the melodic, hook-laden style of European power-metal and the heavy, riff-driven approach of US power-metal.

"Songs like 'Behold the Face of Your Enemy,' 'We Burn,' and 'Peeling Back the Veil' are propelled by huge riffs, soaring harmonies, blazing solos, and massive choruses. There's even some thrash and black metal influence that works its way into incendiary speedsters like Iron-Clad Angels and Disintegrating Force.

"Lead by the powerful vocals of front-man Sir Robert and supported by lead guitarist Matt Hodsdon, bassist Drew Sutphen, and Steve Bergquist on drums, Noble Beast are ready to crack through the frozen Minnesota tundra and scorch the earth with their brand of molten metal. Be prepared, America!" More...

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Dying Out Flame Premieres Track Off Debut Album

Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can hear music from the band via the Dying Out Flame Facebook profile here.

Dying Out Flame, one of several bands showcased in our recent Unearthing The Metal Underground In Nepal, is preparing debut full-length album "Shiva Rudrastakam" for a tentative late April release. For now, Metalunderground.com is proud to host the exclusive premiere of the album's title track.

Dying Out Flame formed in 2011 in Kathmandu, Nepal, and has quickly become a hot sensation among that city's burgeoning underground extreme metal scene. The band's self-described "Vedic metal" incorporates Eastern cultural elements and traditional musical twists with searing tech-death, a combination that should intrigue fans of acts such as Nile.

Led by composer, vocalist, and bassist Aabeg Gautam, Dying Out Flame's lineup currently includes Saujanya Pahadi (guitar), Bikalpa (guitar), Prachanda Amatya (drums), and Nakchu Gurung (female vocals).

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Moloch Premieres Full New Album

Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can check out Moloch's music at the project's Facebook profile here.

Moloch - the solo Ukrainian black metal band from Sergiy Fjordsson - will release 12th album "Verwüstung" next month, which follows the 2012 full-length "Abgrund meines Wesens" and a host of splits, EPs, and compilations from the prolific project.

Prior to its official release, we are bringing you an exclusive full stream of the entire upcoming album, which can be heard below.

"Verwüstung" is officially due out in cassette and digital formats on March 25th, with pre-orders available through Acephale Winter Productions here.

The label also comments: "This is the most direct and brutal release in the projects's history. Grim, aggressive, yet still depressive black metal in the pure form, book-ended by two instrumentals that are classic Moloch dark ambient." More...

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Trigger Point Premieres Making-Of Footage

Los Angeles based outfit Trigger Point will release the Shaun Lopez (Far, Deftones) produced new album "Giving Up The Ghost" via THC Music/InGrooves on March 25th, 2014.

Today we bring you an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the album, which can be seen in the player below.

Trigger Point previously released debut LP "A Silent Protest," produced by ex-Machine Head guitarist Logan Mader (Five Finger Death Punch), on Corporate Punishment in 2003. The band found success on U.S. radio with the album and toured relentlessly for several years with 36 Crazyfists, and sharing stages with the likes of Hatebreed, Motorhead, Meshuggah, Otep, Devil Driver, and more.

Check out footage from the "Giving Up The Ghost" sessions below, and see what front man Taylor Wallace had to say about the album in our exclusive interview after the jump. More...

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Black Orchid Premieres New Lyric Video

Flagstaff Arizona's Black Orchid released the "Wake" album on September 6th, 2013, and today we are proud to premiere a new lyric video taken off the album.

In continued celebration of the release, Black Orchid tapped Century Media Records videographer and director Shan Dan Horan to create a lyric video for latest single "The Blue(s)." Check out the video below, and vocalist Matt Babcock comments:

"We all love Breaking Bad and decided bid the show a final farewell with a blistering new lyric video. Thanks to director Shan Dan at Century Media Records, the video turned out great and whether you love metal, Breaking Bad or both this video will be very entertaining!"

To hear more from the band, check out the track "Good Intentions" here. The "Wake" album is available at iTunes and the full track listing is as follows:

1. Bloom
2. Deserve to Die
3. There Go I
4. Annastacia
5. Ichthus
6. Crestfallen
7. The Blue(s)
8. Good Intentions
9. Anomaly (Live)
10. Depths of Despair (Live)
11. Rape the Willing
12. CWE

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Tyrants Blood Streaming "Deceiver"

Fresh off the vinyl release of "Into the Kingdom of Graves" via Tridoid Records, now Tyrants Blood has another release coming your way.

"Coven" (due out February 18th) is a compilation of earlier material from the band that has never before been available digitally, and today we bring you the album's closing track "Deceiver."

Check it out in the player below, and the full "Coven" track listing is as follow:

1. Slaine the Berzerker
2. Slithering Into Exile
3. Prophecy
4. Cast Into Hell
5. Torn From the Sky
6. Destroyer
7. Riddle of Flesh
8. Merciless
9. Destruction Consuming
10. Wolfheart
11. Shadows
12. Deceiver

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Insain To Release New EP

Today we've got good news for brutal death metal fans: Paris, France outfit Insain is gearing up to release a new EP titled "Enlightening the Unknown!"

Metalunderground.com now brings you the exclusive premiere of this news, in addition to a teaser trailer for the release. Check it out below.

Full details on the release date and track listing are forthcoming. You can also read Insain's addition to our "Pit Stories" column at this location.

"Enlightening the Unknown" follows the band's previous album "Spiritual Rebirth" (reviewed here). To hear more from Insain, navigate to the band's Facebook profile.

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Suffering Hour Premieres "Infected Skull"

Update: the stream is no longer up, but be sure to hear the band's music by navigating to the Suffering Hour Facebook profile.

U.S. outfit Suffering Hour is gearing up to release “Foreseeing Exemptions to a Dismal Beyond” on January 17th via Tridoid Records, and today we bring you the exclusive premiere of a track off the EP.

Check out "Infected Skull" in the player provided below. Tridoid Records also comments on the band:

"Suffering Hour is a proggy black/thrash band based in the Twin Cities. The band has gone through many changes, but the style and lineup has remained consistent since early 2011. Lead by guitarist Josh Raiken with Dylan Haseltine on bass/vocals and Jason Oberuc on drums, the music takes influence from genres ranging from black metal to old school prog rock.

"Some of the band’s biggest influences are Absu, Unleashed, The Chasm, Inquisition, Kreator, Deathspell Omega, King Crimson, and Merciless. The band has released a couple of demos in the past, but is now excited to be releasing their first official release on Tridroid Records."

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Truths of the Unknown
2. Prog Thrashing Death
3. A Dismal Beyond
4. Infected Skull
5. Enthralled In Lunacy Abyss
6. Compassion Dies

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Besegra Premieres New Song "Blood Lust"

Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can check out music from the band via the Besegra Facebook profile.

Capping the year off with some face-shredding thrash influenced by death metal and a variety of other styles comes Canadian outfit Besegra.

The band is now releasing the "Infortunium" EP, which was produced by Bart Frydrychowicz and mixed / mastered by Clintworks Audio. In true old school spirit, "Infortunium" is being released as a limited cassette run.

If you haven't gotten your hands on one of the tapes, you can still hear music from the EP, as today Metalunderground.com brings you the premiere of new track "Blood Lust," which can be heard below.

The full track listing is as follows:

1. Master of Attrition
2. Blood Lust
3. The Beast Submits
4. Open Arms
5. Division
6. This Is What Killers Are Made Of More...

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Thunderwar Streaming "Eagle Of Glory"

Update: the stream is no longer available, but you can hear music from Thunderwar over at the band's Facebook profile here.

Polish outfit Thunderwar has self-released a new EP titled "The Birth of Thunder," and now Metalunderground.com is bringing you the U.S. premiere of the new track "Eagle of Glory." Give it a listen below. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Cold as ice, angry as a horde of Viking warriors, and determined like an army fighting for freedom of their homeland: Thunderwar! The band was born in 2013, when four young metal maniacs decided to join their forces to not only pay their tribute to such metal heroes as Bathory, Unleashed, Dissection, or Amon Amarth, but to prove that Poland has again something to say to the metal world, after giving birth to cult acts such Vader or Behemoth.

"Since the very beginning the band decided to work only with the best ones. Debut EP 'The Birth of Thunder' was finally mixed and produced by Wieslawscy Bros from Hertz Studio. The band’s logo was designed by Christophe Szpajdel and the cover artwork for 'The Birth of Thunder' EP was created by Mario Lopez.

"Currently the band is promoting its self-released EP and in the middle of 2014 will enter the Hertz Studio to work on the first, full album, which is foretold to be a step to the next level - higher, than anybody can expect! Thunderwar: Better remember this name, as they are here to stay!"

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Dismemberment Premieres New Song

Update: the stream is now longer available, but you can check out the band's music at Facebook here.

Ohio metallers Dismemberment spent October recording new album "Embrace the Dark" with Travis Lautenschalger at the Club Sandwich studio in Columbus.

The album has now been mixed by Joel Grind (Toxic Holocaust) and mastered by Dan Randall (Ghoul), with an early 2014 release expected.

You don't have to wait that long to hear music from the impending full-length however, as today we at Metalunderground.com are proud to bring you an exclusive premiere for new track "Eye of the Keeper."

Give it a listen below, and let us know what you think in the comments section. You can also catch the band live:

1/9 - Columbus OH, Ace of Cups (w/Skeletonwitch)
1/10 - Covington KY, Backstage
1/11 - Indianapolis IN, Rockhouse (w/Skeletonwitch)

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Twelve Foot Ninja Posts New Tour Diary

Australian outfit Twelve Foot Ninja has just completed both a European and an American run of shows, which marks the band's first time conquering U.S. soil.

Twelve Foot Ninja has been teaming up with us at Metalunderground.com to chronicle the entire trek, and today the band releases a third and final tour update.

Check out this latest tour diary below, covering Illinois to New York, or you can also read the previously posted Part 1 and Part 2 of the road report series. More...

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