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Autumns Eyes Premieres New Song, "Ichabod"

Metalunderground.com brings you the exclusive premiere of the lead track off Autumns Eyes' new album, "Please Deceive Me." The song, titled "Icabod," can be heard in the player below.

Dan Mitchell commented on the song:

The track itself has it's own identity, as with most songs on 'Please Deceive Me'. However, the meaning is definitely more personal than the other tracks. It was written for my son, who is yet to be born. Some will call it corny, but I didn't write this for anyone else but my son. It's basically a promise to him before he enters the world. One day when he's old enough to make fun of his old man, I'll be ready for the insults. For now, it's more of a personal dedication. Besides, you can only go so far trying to be a tough guy who writes evil lyrics in this genre.

Here's the complete "Please Deceive Me" tracklisting:

1. Ichabod
2. Blood In the Woods
3. Anxiety Spiders
4. Please Deceive Me
5. So Close to Shadow
6. Pangea
7. Cobwebs and Crosses
8. Red Wine and Resin
9. Haunting Your Daughter
10. The Wooded Road

"Please Deceive Me" was delayed from its planned Halloween release following a freak October snow storm that caused major power outages in the Northeast. The album will be released "soon" and you'll be able to hear the full album stream here first.

In related news, the winners of the Metalunderground.com-sponsored Autumns Eyes Halloween costume contest have been announced. You can see them here, along with rest of the entries.

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Jimmy Bower Comments on New EHG & Down

Metal Underground.com caught up with Jimmy Bower backstage at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2011. The Eyehategod guitarist and Down drummer updated us on his two bands' upcoming albums and tours.

"Yeah, we’re almost done," answers Bower on the topic of the new Eyehategod album. "We’ve pretty much have gotten it written. We’re just trying to practice it and get it tight. We’re hoping for the first of the year (for release). Basically, we just have to record it. Brian [Patton] lives in Maryland, now, so that makes it a little tougher. Mike [Williams] lives across the lake."

Bower addresses new song titles, "We played one song tonight, 'New Orleans is the New Vietnam.' There is a (new) song called 'Medicine Noose,"

Bower will join Down on tour and will see the release of the group's new EP in 2011. Bower elaborates, "We just finished our first EP out of four. That should be out in February or March." Bower did not attach any profound concepts to releasing four EPs: "It’s just an idea that we had."

The forthcoming Eyehategod album follows the group's 2004 EP "99 Miles of Bad Roads." The Fun Fun Fest performance was part of a mini-tour through New Orleans and Texas. The upcoming Down EP follows the group's 2007 full-length effort, "III-Over the Under."

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Untimely Demise Streaming Entire Debut Album

Metalunderground.com is now hosting the full album stream of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based thrash/death metal trio Untimely Demise. The band's debut album, "City Of Steel," can be streamed in its entirety in the player below. Initially self-released, the album was released in North America via Sonic Unyon Metal on September 13th and a worldwide release date is pending.

"City of Steel" was produced by ex-Megadeth/King Diamond guitarist Glen Drover and spans seven tracks and 32 minutes.

"We are very excited to be working with Untimely Demise, as we feel they are one of the best new metal bands in Canada," says Sonic Unyon owner Tim Potocic. "The band is dedicated and diligent towards their craft, they have a work ethic not seen in most bands and is a great fit on our roster next to Voivod and Sacrifice."

The "City of Steel" tracklisting is as follows:

1. Virtue In Death
2. Hunting Evil
3. City Of Steel
4. Unmaker
5. Forget Of Belief
6. Streets Of Vice
7. Bloodsoaked Mission

Having recently returned from a successful headlining tour of Eastern Canada, the band is planning to begin touring the United States and abroad, following the re-release of "City Of Steel."

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Immolation Premieres New Song "What They Bring"

New York death metal legends Immolation will be releasing a new digital EP titled "Providence" through Scion A/V Metal on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011. "Providence" follows-up the band's eighth full-length album "Majesty and Decay" (reviewed here).

Metalunderground.com is very proud to bring you an exclusive premiere of a new track off the EP titled "What They Bring." You can check out the song in the widget provided below, or click here to download the track for free.

The "Providence" track listing is as follows:

1. What They Bring
2. Illumination
3. Still Lost
4. Providence
5. Swallow The Fear

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Charred Walls of the Damned Premieres New Song

As Charred Walls of the Damned gears up to release its sophomore album, "Cold Wind On Timeless Days," the band is previewing songs around the Internet. Metalunderground.com is proud to premiere the new song "Admire The Heroes." "Cold Wind On Timeless Days" is due out on October 11, 2011 (North America), October 7, 2011 (G/A/S) and October 10, 2011 (Rest of EU) via Metal Blade Records.

Charred Walls of the Damned, consisting of Richard Christy, Tim "Ripper" Owens, Jason Suecof and Steve DiGiorgio, began writing "Cold Wind On Timeless Days" while the band was mixing their 2010 debut. Christy recorded drum tracks at the Hit Factory Criteria (Black Sabbath, The Eagles, Aerosmith) with Mark Lewis engineering. Drums were finalized in Orlando, Florida, where work on the rest of the album continued.

"Cold Wind On Timeless Days" clocks in at 58 minutes across 12 tracks, which is a conscious effort by Christy to give fans more music this time around.

The full track listing is as follows:

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

Charred Walls of the Damned previously posted tracks "Zerospan" and "Ashes Fall Upon Us" for streaming and download.

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Three Eyes Left Streams New EP Online

Italian stoner/psychedelic metal band Three Eyes Left just released their latest EP, titled "Non Method As Method, No Limits as Limit" digitally via Italy's booking and promotion company Vampata. Metalunderground.com is now streaming the entire EP for a limited time only. Additionally, we can offer the first track from the effort, "La Fee Verthe (The Green Fairy)" as a free MP3 download.

The three-piece band is comprised of:

Maic (vocals/guitar)
Andrea (bass)
Ste (drums)

The track listing for "Non Method As Method, No Limits As Limit" is as follows:

1. La Fee Verthe (The Green Fairy) - Download MP3 (right click and "Save As")
2. Jet Kunee Do
3. Hand Of Stone
4. Hymnn Of The Riffian
5. Luciferian As The Sun

You can follow Three Eyes Left on Facebook here.

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Wormrot Premieres New Song "Loathsome Delusions"

Singapore grind champions Wormrot will be releasing a new digital EP through Scion A/V tomorrow, September 20th. For grindcore fans that can't wait that long, Metalunderground.com now has an exclusive premiere of the "Scion A/V Presents: WORMROT-NOISE" EP's opening track "Loathsome Delusions," which can be streamed or downloaded as an MP3 in the widget below.

The track listing for the "Noise" EP is as follows:

1. Loathsome Delusions
2. False Assumptions
3. Outburst of Annoyance
4. Breed to Breed
5. Perpetual Extingtion

You can also check out a video clip of Wormrot playing "Breed to Breed" by heading over to this location.

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Stream Eliminator's New Album In Its Entirety

New Jersey thrash metal band Eliminator's new album, "The One They Were Waiting For," is out today via Obskure Somber Records and Metalunderground.com has the full album stream for you to hear first. You can stream the entire album below.

"The One They Were Waiting For" is the band's follow up to their debut album, "Breaking the Wheel." Eliminator has recently made a name for itself by posting excellent covers of Slayer's "Angel of Death" and "Altar of Sacrifice/Jesus Saves" online.

The complete track listing for "The One They Were Waiting For" is as follows:

1. Atish
2. Calm Before The Storm
3. Me and The Devil Blues
4. The Man In The Picture...To Become What One Is
5. Answers Left Behind
6. Honey Sacrifice
7. He Who Laughs Best Today
8. Goodness Is Dead...Enter The Black Hole, Fucker!
9. R.I.P

You can buy your copy of the album directly from Obskure Somber Records now.

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Eliminator Previews Two New Songs Online

Metalunderground.com has an exclusive preview of two songs off Eliminator's new album, "The One They Were Waiting For." You can stream the album opener, "Atish" as well as "Goodness is Dead...Enter The Black Hole, Fucker!" in the player below.

"The One They Were Waiting For" is the band's follow up to their debut album, "Breaking the Wheel," and is being released by Obskure Sombre Records on Friday, September 16th.

The New Jersey thrash metal band has recently made a name for itself by posting excellent covers of Slayer's "Angel of Death" and "Altar of Sacrifice/Jesus Saves" online.

The complete track listing for "The One They Were Waiting For" is as follows:

1. Atish
2. Calm Before The Storm
3. Me and The Devil Blues
4. The Man In The Picture...To Become What One Is
5. Answers Left Behind
6. Honey Sacrifice
7. He Who Laughs Best Today
8. Goodness Is Dead...Enter The Black Hole, Fucker!
9. R.I.P

Metalrecusants.com is also previewing another two tracks, so head over there to hear them if you like what you've heard here.

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Shadowside Premieres New Music Video

Brazilian female-fronted melodic metal band Shadowside is premiering the new music video for "Angel With Horns" exclusively on Metalunderground.com. "Angel With Horns" is off the band's third album, "Inner Monster Out," which was just released on August 30th via SHP Records. The music video was directed by Thiago Pinheiro of Studio Kaiowas.

"The song is about someone trying to escape their own boring reality by putting their hopes in one disturbing and mysterious person that's pure evil, though innocent as an angel at the same time," said vocalist, Dani Nolden.

"I don't think I've been this excited about one of our albums being released before! I can't wait for people to hear Inner Monster Out," added Nolden. "It is exactly what I've been looking for as a musician since day one. It's heavy, aggressive, yet very melodic and catchy, so I believe it will please both extreme and melodic metal fans, as well as our old fan base. I don't know how good it is for the world yet, but I sure know that I love it and I'm proud of what we’ve accomplished!"

The "Inner Monster Out" track listing is as follows:

1. Gag Order
2. Angel with Horns
3. Habitchual
4. In the Name of Love
5. Inner Monster Out (featuring Björn "Speed" Strid, Mikael Stanne, and Niklas Isfeldt)
6. I'm Your Mind
7. My Disrupted Reality
8. A Smile Upon Death
9. Whatever Our Fortune
10. A.D.D.
11. Waste of Life

"Inner Monster Out" was produced, mixed, and mastered at Studio Fredman in Gothenburg, Sweden by Fredrik Nordström (Arch Enemy, At The Gates, Bring Me The Horizon, In Flames), and features guest vocals from the likes of Björn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork), Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquility), and Niklas Isfeldt (Dream Evil). The album is now available digitally via iTunes and Amazon.com.

You can stream more songs from the band, including the new track "Waste of Life" on the band's Facebook page.

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Dancing With Paris Premieres New Single Online

Dancing with Paris and Metalunderground.com have teamed up to offer fans an exclusive listen to the new single "Brazen Bull," which is off the band's upcoming album "The Drought." You can stream the new single using the player below.

"The Drought" is set for release on September 20th, 2011, and you can check out more info on Dancing With Paris by heading over to the band's website.

The album's track listing and artwork can be viewed below.

1. The Peter Principle
2. Jumper
3. Plurals
4. In the Direction of Sharks
5. Speculation
6. The Last Man
7. Brazen Bull
8. Black Sheep
9. Elephant Parade
10. There's No Help for Girls Like You
11. Single Serving Friend
12. Lights to Lights

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Voices Of Extreme Premieres New Song Online

New York-based metal/hard rock act Voices of Extreme (aka V.O.X.) is premiering a brand new song from their upcoming album, "Break The Silence" (reviewed here), on Metalunderground.com. Check out the song "Hollow" in the player below. "Break The Silence," which is due out in North America on August 16th, is the band's follow up to their debut album, "Hypocrite."

The band's line-up includes Don Chaffin on lead vocals, guitarist Nick Gertsson, drummer John Macaluso, and bassist Bob Brennan. With the task of completing their second full length CD at hand, V.O.X. added guitarist David Mercado to their line-up.

Here's the "Break The Silence" tracklisting"

1. Damned
2. Tell Me What It Takes
3. Apocalypse
4. Break The Silence
5. Numb
6. Did It Again
7. Hollow
8. Made Of Stone
9. Blown Away
10. Sorry

The band released a music video for "Armageddon" earlier in the year:

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The Body Premieres Scion Rock Fest Footage

Metalunderground.com and Scion A/V have teamed up to exclusively premiere a new video interview and live video clips of The Body performing at the Scion Rock Fest 2011. The Body has been performing in support of the "All The Waters Of The Earth Turn To Blood" album, which was originally released through At A Loss Recordings in 2010.

You can check out the interview below, or find the clips of The Body performing "A Curse" and "Untitled" after the jump.


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Crown The Lost Streaming New Album Online

Update: The streaming period for "Cold Pestilent Hope" has end. The album is now available at most major online retailers for the price of $6 USD.

Metalunderground.com is proud to host the exclusive full album stream of Crown The Lost's new album, "Cold Pestilent Hope," which will be released tomorrow, July 19th via Gas Can Records and most online retailers and streaming services. "Cold Pestilent Hope" is the Pittsburgh band's third album, and first with new vocalist Leon Mallah, as well as bassist Timothy Boyle and drummer Argel Marchelletta.

Founding guitarist David E. Gehlke commented: "We're very stoked to be working with a new, innovative company like Gas Can. The fact that they're willing to think outside the box made them a logical choice to release Cold Pestilent Hope. A band's third album is usually a very slippery slope, but I think we've gotten over that hump and have fully developed our own identity. In our (totally biased) opinion, it's our best work to date, and we hope you feel the same way."

The complete tracklisting for "Cold Pestilent Hope" is as follows:

1. Pray For Death
2. Separate Blood From Waste
3. Breathe Into Emptiness
4. In Defiance Of Sanctity
5. Solitude and Failure
6. Eyes Without Sight
7. Bloodsoaked Serenity
8. Consumed
9. Cold Pestilent Hope
10. Forgotten and Damned
11. Inexorable

You can check out a studio update from their recording sessions here or the official music video for "Separate Blood From Waste" below.

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Egypt Central Releases Acoustic Video

Metalunderground.com has obtained the exclusive premiere of an acoustic video for Egypt Central's hit single and title track, "White Rabbit." The video was shot in the Atlantic Records Studios in New York City and puts the band's songwriting and musicianship front and center without the glossy production of today's mainstream metal.

Egypt Central’s new album, "White Rabbit," came out on May 31, 2011 on Fat Lady Music/ILG. Produced by Skid Mills (Saving Abel, 12 Stones), "White Rabbit" is the follow-up to 2008’s self-titled debut, which reached #8 on the Billboard “Heatseekers” chart. The 12-song set features heavy riffs, lyrics from the soul and strong melodic hooks. Threaded throughout this collection of songs is a story of consequences that occur when one accepts or declines the invitation from the fictionalized character of the “White Rabbit.” A comic strip created by bassist Joey Chicago depicts the story in more detail and can be found in the CD booklet.

“We knew we had solid songs, but when the opportunity came to work with Skidd, we found the person that could not only make a great sounding record, but also bring the best out of us,” states lead singer John Falls. “We had a lot of growing to do as men and the time was right to give our fans what they deserved and what we knew we were capable of…Kick Ass Rock!” Adds Joey Chicago, “Collectively, this is the best group of songs we have ever written.”

Egypt Central's "White Rabbit" (acoustic)

You can see the original music video for "White Rabbit" here.

Egypt Central is currently touring the Unites States. Here are the latest tour dates: More...

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Seven Nines And Tens Premieres New Song

Having been featured in our Vancouver experimental metal edition of "Unearthing the Underground" as well talking at length with us about their new record "Habitat 67" during a recent interview Vancouver instrumental metal act Seven Nines and Tens has turned to Metalunderground.com to premiere a brand new song from its forthcoming album. The track, titled "Crystalline Xanthine Alkaloid," promises to be one of the band's heaviest yet.

Download an MP3 of "Crystalline Xanthine Alkaloid" here (right-click and "Save Target As")

Founding member Dave Cotton offered the following commentary about the song:

"This was the most recent song we wrote before we went to the studio in February 2011. Anyone who has been following us since we first started playing live in 2008 would recognize that the sound of this song is a departure to what we had been doing previously. I feel our older material is very intricate as far as the arrangements go and this song is simpler and most definitely heavier. I could tell you exactly who we are trying to emulate as far as influences go, but I’ll leave it up to the listener put it together. Our engineer is a whiz and I think his touch is all over the song; I particularly like the mixing he did on the drums. Also creating the noise part in the middle was some of the most fun I’ve ever had in a recording studio. We all took turns using a Korg Kaos pad through a Boss Giga delay through a Roland Juno, through a Roland Handsonic on 'Texas Chainsaw Masscre' mode."

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Better Left Unsaid Gives Update From The Road

Modesto, California's Better Left Unsaid is currently on the Hed To Head Tour II supporting Hed(pe) and Mushroomhead and has provided Metalunderground.com with an exclusive tour blog from the road:

I am sure you are ready for one hell of a tour blog from a little known metal band from Modesto, California… Hell, most of you have no idea who we are, much less the town we are from! That being said, I am going to give this a shot…

We, Better Left Unsaid, have been on the Hed To Head Tour II for the past month and are 30 days from even coming close to home. The tour, sponsored by Jagermeister and co-headlined by Mushroomhead and HedPE has taken us across the country and does not let up until we end back in LA on June 10th. I am actually writing you from a shitty hotel room in Allentown, Pennsylvania on a much needed day off. The shittier the room, the better, because it just adds to the stories we all tell our friends when we get back home. No worries Allentown, we have stayed in plenty of shitty hotels along this tour, and even shadier truck stops and parking lots. So no hard feelings…

The tour has taken us across America and has been nothing short of amazing. We have had the opportunity to play venues and cities that we have only dreamed of until now. Not to mention the guys in Mushroomhead and HedPE have been great and we can’t thank them enough for making us a part of this tour! We have played for sold out crowds, and we have also played for crowds better fit for a funeral, but we are not going to mention any names to protect the innocent ;) We can tell you this, most of the crowds have been absolutely insane and we can’t thank them enough for making each night worthwhile. Having fans of both Mushroomhead and HedPE embrace your music is gratifying on many levels and we appreciate all the love and support!

Make sure you check out the tour dates on our website www.betterleftunsaidmusic.com, and if you have the time and money, come out to a show! See you on the road... - Better Left Unsaid

We recently caught up with the band on the road and spoke to drummer Brent Terry. You can read that interview here.

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Caliban Premieres Type O Negative Cover Online

Metalunderground.com is proud to bring you the premiere of German metalcore band Caliban's new Type O Negative cover, "My Girlfriend's Girlfriend." It's an interesting take, mixing hardcore/metal and gothic doom metal. The cover song is one of four, along with covers of Rammstein, At The Gates, and The Beatles, off of Caliban's upcoming EP, "Coverfield," which is out now on iTunes and via Century Media Records.

The band previously released a short sample from The Beatles cover of "Helter Skelter" here, as well as a studio video update for the recordings here.

The tracklisting for "Coverfield" is as follows:

1. My Girlfriend's Girlfriend (3:47) originally by Type O Negative
2. Sonne (3:45) originally by Rammstein
3. Blinded By Fear (2:35) originally by At The Gates
4. Helter Skelter (3:36) originally by The Beatles

Caliban is currently touring Europe and has been confirmed to play the Rock Harz Festival and Summer Breeze Festival.

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Hate Eternal Premieres Title Track From New Album

Metalunderground.com is proud to premiere the title track off of Hate Eternal's upcoming fifth album, "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes." Check it out in the player below. "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes" is due out via Metal Blade Records on May 10th. The album is the first featuring new bassist J.J. Hrubovcak who joined the combo of Erik Rutan on guitar and Jade Simonetto on drums.

In terms of the writing on Phoenix Amongst the Ashes, Rutan stated: "it was my goal to expand upon what the band has done in the past, and add new dynamics and twists to the traditional, dissonant HATE ETERNAL style, yet keep it in the same vein. It took the three of us really pushing ourselves, and digging deep into the essence of who we are as musicians and writers and players to create something very unique and special. We cannot wait for everyone to hear what we have in store."

"Phoenix Amongst the Ashes" was recorded at frontman Erik Rutan's own Mana Recording Studios in St. Petersburg, Florida with mastering handled by Alan Douches of West West Side. Artwork was once again handled by Paul Romano (Mastodon, Chiodos, The Acacia Strain, Godflesh, Earth Crisis) who has also created cover art for Hate Eternal’s "I, Monarch," "The Perilous Fight (DVD)," and "Fury & Flames."

The tracklisting for "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes" is as follows:

1. Rebirth
2. The Eternal Ruler
3. Thorns of Acacia
4. Haunting Abound
5. The Art of Redemption
6. Phoenix Amongst the Ashes
7. Deathveil
8. Hatesworn
9. Lake Ablaze
10. The Fire of Resurrection

Hate Eternal hit the road in support of "Phoenix Amongst the Ashes" starting things off in Europe in late April and carrying through to the end of May. Shortly after Hate Eternal returns to the States, the band will hit the road on a headline run out June through July with Origin, Vital Remains, and Abysmal Dawn as support.

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In Solitude Premieres New Song Online

Metalunderground.com is proud to host the premiere of the second new song from Swedish classic/doom metal band In Solitude's upcoming new album. The song, "To Her Darkness" is off the band's sophomore album, "The World.The Flesh.The Devil," which is due out on Metal Blade Records on May 24th.

"The World.The Flesh.The Devil" was recorded in Novermber 2010 at Nicke Anderson's (HELLACOPTERS) brand new studio Gutterview Recorders in Stockholm, Sweden with producer Fred Estby (DISMEMBER, DEATH BREATH). "From the first meeting with Fred, we knew that we wanted to work with him. He fully understood our needs and what we are aiming to create. After hearing his work, we knew that he was also a fan of organic production. This is very important to us. His studio is recently built and we are thrilled to be one of the first bands to record within its walls" comments the band.

Specially priced preorders for "The World.The Flesh.The Devil" are now available here: both the CD and a CD/T-shirt bundle are available.

The tracklisting for "The World.The Flesh.The Devil" is as follows:

1. The World, The Flesh, The Devil
2. We Were Never Here
3. Serpents Are Rising
4. Poisoned, Blessed, and Burned
5. Demons
6. To Her Darkness
7. Dance of the Adversary
8. On Burning Paths

Decibel recently premiered "Serpents Are Rising," which you can check out here.

IN SOLITUDE has also been confirmed to play this year’s Maryland Death Fest marking the band’s first U.S. appearance. The band will be playing on Saturday, May 28th. Fans can get tickets to the Maryland Deathfest here.

In 2008, Sweden’s S.M.P. Records released the EP "Hidden Dangers" as a 7”, which quickly sold out. Under this same cycle, the band unleashed their nameless eight-song, full-length debut in the form of a CD on Pure Steel Records.

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