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Metal News for March 19, 2013

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33 news articles posted on this day.

Devilish Impressions Checks In From The Road

Polish black/death metallers Devilish Impressions are headlining the "Fear No Gods Of The East Tour 2013," which will roll over the Baltic States (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia plus Kaliningrad), Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine. The band has now checked in with the following road report:

"Hell(o) there! The war is on, tanks sent on the road! So far the gig in Kaliningrad was the tour’s highlight with extremely warm welcome of both fans and the show’s promoters. On the other hand, yesterday in Alytus we’ve played the smallest show ever. Luckily enough there were Kopernik, Krzychu and Artyom – our road crew - who filled in the audience’s gap the way it felt we did something truly special despite the circumstances. Thank you very much bros! And massive hails to each and every single one of you who showed up to support Devilish Impressions!"

The latest Devilish Impressions CD, “Simulacra,” was released in July 2012 via Lifeforce Records. Upcoming live shows include: More...

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Raunchy Splits With Vocalist

Danish modern metal outfit Raunchy has released the following statement about the departure of singer Kasper Thomsen:

“Sadly Kasper has decided to leave the band. No drama whatsoever and we wish him the best of luck in the future. Kasper has been a big part of Raunchy and done a great job on the last three albums and will remain a good friend. You can read a statement from Kasper over at this location.

"So who´s going to handle the lead vocals on the forthcoming Raunchy album? We are proud to welcome the very talented Mike Semesky (formerly of The Haarp Machine) as the new lead singer.

"After hearing his vocals on some early demos for the forthcoming Raunchy album we are beyond satisfied and very excited to start a new chapter with Mike. We are still writing and demoing ideas for the next album and we expect to enter the studio later this year. We have some tour dates coming up for late June and October so stay tuned.” More...

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As We Draw Working On New Album

French noise/hardcore outfit As We Draw is currently writing the follow-up to debut full-length "Lines Breaking Circles." Further details on the album will be announced as they are made available.

Initially released in late 2010, "Lines Breaking Circles" sold out quickly. Throatruiner Records and Skulltrophy Records have announced the repress of this record on deluxe gatefold vinyl, which is due out on April 10th.

Pre-order and download "Lines Breaking Circles" right here, or stream the tracks in the player below. More...

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Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse Lineup Announced

The Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse 2013 will take place in Chicago this coming May 3rd and 4th. The full lineup has now been revealed and is available below. The organizers of the festival also commented:

"Ragnarokkr Metal Apocalypse is the premier true metal festival in North America - keeping underground metal alive in the states. They've quickly gained an infamous reputation across the world by featuring many legendary bands all at one event.

"Some Ragnarokkr veterans include the reunion of Brocas Helm, the German power metal masters Wizard for their only USA show, Helstar for the first time in the Midwest in over 2 decades, Voltax for their first USA appearance, Obsession featuring Michael Vescera, and the epic Virgin Steele. 2013 will be the best year yet! For more details, visit this location."

Rock Club Stage

Oz (Sweden, first USA show)
Tyrant’s Reign (back after 7 yrs)
Sleepy Hollow
Ashbury (first metal show)
Eldritch (Italy)
Shok Paris
Split Heaven (Mexico, first USA show)
October 31
Blood Feast
Earthen More...

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Nashville Pussy Splits With Bassist

Bassist Karen Cuda of Nashville Pussy has posted the following message online about parting ways with the band:

"Today feels a bit surreal as I officially announce my resignation from Nashville Pussy. Over the last eight years I've invested much blood, sweat, and tears in to the band.

"It's been an extraordinarily difficult decision for me to make, but I feel it's time for me to move on and explore the next chapter of rock n roll and my life. I am sincerely and wholeheartedly grateful for the experiences, the stages, the amazing albums we've made, the globetrotting, the laughter, the tears, the parties, and most of all, the fans, that I've had the pleasure of sharing with Nashville Pussy.

"Thanks to all for the amazing opportunity! I will forever cherish it. Rest assured I will continue rocking, so keep your ears peeled! Best of luck to Nashville Pussy as they also move on into their next chapter.

"From the bottom of my rock n roll soul, Karen Cuda" More...

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Right To The Void Posts "Phoenix" Video

French deathcore act Right To The Void has unleashed a video clip via YouTube for the song “Phoenix,” which was filmed at The Black Sheep in Montpellier, France on March 1st.

Check out the video clip below. The song is taken from the band's debut album “Kingdom Of Vanity,” due out soon. For more info on Right To The Void, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Curse Of The Forgotten Signs With WormHoleDeath

Curse of the Forgotten has inked a deal with WormHoleDeath to release the "Building the Palace" album worldwide through Aural Music Group/Wormholedeath Japan.

The album was produced, recorded, and mixed at Realsound Studio (Italy) by Wahoomi Corvi andthen mastered by Christian Donaldson (The Agonist/Cryptopsy/Beneath The Massacre) in Montreal. The release is due during 2013, on a specific date still to be scheduled. A teaser trailer for the album is available below. WormHoleDeath also comments:

"We are extremely honored to announce the long awaited signing from dutch melodic death metal band Curse Of The Forgotten. Curse of the forgotten are a very young and talented band from one of my favourite countries: Holland. Usually we don’t sign bands formed by young guys here at Wormholedeath, and they know it, but in this case we had to make an exception since those guys are professional and serious. We have been working hard with them and Realsound to help to realize their ideas. The album came out just amazing and we are also happy with the visual concept of the band as well. From now on we will be working to convince the skeptical music business that Curse Of The Forgotten are true and not just another drop of water in the ocean. Yes, we will be building the palace slowly but relentlessly...

The band also states: “We are honored and very fortunate to say that we have signed with the record label WormHoleDeath. It is great that they are just as enthusiastic as we are to make this a good partnership. Our new album Building the Palace is in good hands. Working with WormHoleDeath in Realsound studio proved that they really understand our music, that was very important for us.” More...

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Amoprhis Announces European Tour

Masters of melancholic dark metal, Amorphis, have announced the European leg of their upcoming "Circle" world tour, in support of the upcoming album of the same name. Dates are available below.

"Circle" was produced and mixed by legendary producer/musician Peter Tägtgren (Hypocrisy, Pain) and is set to be unleashed April 19th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

The first single off the album, "Hopeless Days," is also available now as a CD single and can exclusively be purchased at the Nuclear Blast Mailorder here. More...

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October Tide Streams New Song

StereoKiller.com has premiered a new track off "Tunnel Of No Light," the forthcoming release from Swedish melodic gloom lords October Tide.

The song, entitled "Our Constellation," is streaming alongside previously released tracks, "Of Wounds to Come" and "Adoring Ashes" at this location.

"Tunnel Of No Light" is set for North American release on April 16th via Pulverised Records. October Tide has announced appearances at this year's Depressive Fest in Moscow and Germany's Protzen Open Air. Dates and details are as follows:

Depressive Fest - April 13th, 2013 @ Moscow Hall - Moscow, Russia w/ Fen, Ahab
Protzen Open Air - June 21st - 23rd, 2013 - Protzen, Germany w/Cryptopsy, Master & more More...

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The Acacia Strain Added To NEM&HF

In the ongoing propaganda campaign for the upcoming fifteenth annual New England Metal & Hardcore Festival, this week the promoters proudly announce the latest round of acts confirmed for the massive gathering.

The previously unannounced special guest for the festival’s pre-party kickoff show on Thursday, April 18th has now been confirmed as The Acacia Strain, and the special guest for the first main day of the festival, Friday, April 19th, will be Every Time I Die.

Since 1999, the festival has showcased a vast array of metal and hardcore acts across two stages, while also providing merchandising and promotional areas for record labels and other vendors. Celebrating its 15th Anniversary at the historic Worcester Palladium, the New England Metal And Hardcore Festival XV will take place April 19th, 20th, and 21st with a special pre-fest party in the upstairs room at the Palladium on April 18th.

Check out the array of ticket packages and the full festival lineup at this location.

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MoRkObOt Recruits New Drummer

In a sudden turn of events for instrumental noise/space metal trio MoRkObOt, this week the band’s drummer Len was abducted by Italian drummer-collecting space pirates and likely destroyed.

So remaining members Lin and Lan quickly replaced Len with new skin-ripper Lon. Somehow very clear and disturbing details on this bizarre turning point in the band’s massive career have been documented on video, the incredible footage viewable below.

Lin, Lan and obviously Lon are now ready to take the brutally odd metallic monstrosities of MoRkObOt back to the people of Earth with the first new live appearances with the new lineup now confirmed. A full new continental invasion is being devised for the month of June as well, Earthlings of Europe. You are hereby warned.

3/22/2013 Controsenso - Prato, Italy
4/06/2013 csa Baraonda - Segrate, Milan, Italy w/ Bologna Violenta

Additionally, MoRkObOt is locked in the studio for the recording of a mysterious album. More details will be announced in the coming weeks. "Morbo," the previous full-length from MoRkObOt, was released worldwide in October 2011 via Supernatural Cat Records. Stream the chaos harnessed on "Morbo" via Bandcamp here. More...

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Necropsy Changes Name To Noisem

Baltimore-based A389 Recordings is prepared to proudly unleash the debut LP from a promising new names in the thrash metal community, having signed Noisem.

A389 had announced the signing of the band earlier this month, under the previous moniker of Necropsy. With a debut album about to hit, the band felt it was time for a change and now charge out of the gate as Noisem. The label also comments:

"Noisem is young, both as a unit and in actual age, the four members all between fifteen and twenty years old, their energetic youth showing through in the blistering fast nonstop assault that encompasses the listener with their debut LP, Agony Defined. Boasting high-octane death/thrash tracks in the tradition of early Slayer, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Kreator and Nuclear Assault with a filthy and crispy delivery, Agony Defined unloads nine neck-mangling tracks in under twenty-six minutes, every attack surging with massive divebomb guitar solos and punishing beats. A389 will release Agony Defined on CD, LP and digital download on June 11th; fans of Audiopain, Havok, Toxic Holocaust and the originators/masters of the style will not be disappointed, and all nonbelievers will be extinguished.

"Coinciding with the album’s release, Noisem has been confirmed to annihilate the masses of extreme music fans invading their turf for Maryland Deathfest 2013, set to storm the stage opening night, Thursday, May 23rd alongside Abigail, Bolt Thrower, Cobalt and more. The band has also been confirmed to take part in the upcoming installment of the Scion Rock Fest in Memphis, Tennessee on June 1st with the Melvins, Vision of Disorder, Municipal Waste, The Casualties, Impaled, A Life Once Lost and a ton of others with many still to be announced." More...

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Into The Flood Announces "Till Death" Tour

This May, metal quintet Into the Flood will head out on the "Till Death Tour." Sponsored by New Noise Magazine, the tour will primarily hit the West Coast, and will also feature Lords of War and The Wrath Of Vesuvius. A list of dates can be seen below.

Into The Flood will be releasing a debut album this summer via Century Media Records. The band recently released the demo for the track "Sufferer" as a free download. "Sufferer" will be featured on the album debut, and the demo can be streamed and downloaded right here.

5/4/2013 - Sacramento, CA @ The Boardwalk
5/5/2013 - Sparks, NV @ The Alley
5/6/2013 - Eugene, OR @ Black Forest
5/7/2013 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/8/2013 - Richland, WA @ Ray's Golden Lion
5/9/2013 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
5/10/2013 - Spokane, WA @ The Center
5/11/2013 - La Grande, OR @ Ralph
5/12/2013 - Boise, ID @ The Shredder
5/13/2013 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Ralph
5/15/2013 - Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
5/16/2013 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rocky Point
5/18/2013 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
5/19/2013 - Las Vegas, NV @ Cheyenne Saloon
5/20/2013 - Hollywood, CA @ Whisky A Go-Go More...

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HateFX Reveals Release Date For New Album

Fresno/Livermore metallers HateFX, featuring guitarist Glen Alvelais (ex-Forbidden, Testament), has revealed that brand new release, "Under Destruction" is set for a March 23rd North American release via xXx Music. "Under Destruction" will be available in two configurations: the Ultimate Limited Edition silver bullet shaped USB drive (mp3-wav format, lyrics and extras) and a standalone CD.

Frontman G comments: "We wanted to innovate as far as the format of our music release and got these special usb drives made with our logo engraved with open code so you get the album in 2 hi-fi formats as well as lyrics, artwork, pictures, and other extras, plus you can use the drive to carry other information as well since there’s additional free space on the USB drive. You can play the music right in your car if you have a USB input. Also we thought it was a portable/convenient format that allows to be carried easily, let’s say you get this on a show and it fits right in your pocket and you get bonus stuff.”

“Under Destruction” will include special guest appearances by Anton Reisenegger (Lockup/Criminal), Patrick Contreras (Master Violinist), Amandolyn Rostikus (Spirit Descending), on keys and Antonio Godoy (Music Machine) on some sequences. More...

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Bleed From Within Streaming Full New Album

Scottish metallers Bleed From Within have teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere the full stream of new album "Uprising."

Set for release in North America on April 2nd, 2013, this will be the band's third full-length album and Century Media debut. "Uprising" can be heard in its entirety at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. III
2. Colony
3. It Lives in Me
4. Nothing. No One. Nowhere.
5. Escape Yourself
6. Strive
7. I Am Oblivion
8. Speechless
9. Our Divide
10. Uprising
11. The War Around Us
12. Leech
13. Devotion More...

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Wartorn Adds More Tour Dates

The routing of the previously announced Spring tour with Wisconsin crust brigade Wartorn, including nine dates supporting Italian hardcore/punk outfit Raw Power, has now been expanded, with the full tour twice as extensive as initially declared.

The three-week-long trek now runs through mid-May and hits even more cities throughout the Midwest and will hit the West Coast as well, including a throwdown at the two-day Forward Ohio Fest alongside Masakari, Coke Bust, Violent Restitution, Backslider, Nukehammer, and more.

Additional Wartorn live actions are in the works as well, including a spot on the upcoming Anarcho Crust Fest where the band will join Skarp, Dresden, Phobia and more in Santa Ana, California in late June. Stay tuned for more shows to be announced in the coming weeks. More...

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Call Of The Void Streaming Full New Album

In honor of its release today, Lambgoat is currently streaming Call of the Void’s sadistic "Dragged Down A Dead End Path" full-length in its entirety at this location. You can also stream the full release through the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Failure 03:01
2. Theory of Mind 01:57
3. Bottom Feeder 01:42
4. Endless Ritual Abuse 02:42
5. Abomination 02:39
6. Breeding Grounds 03:08
7. Napalm Lungs 01:38
8. The Liar's Heart 02:10
9. I Hope You Two Fuck 02:35
10. Faith & Filth 03:04 More...

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Water's Edge Calling It Quits

After releasing the "An Abstract Collapse" album last year, instrumental act Water's Edge has posted the following announcement online about calling it quits:

"On March 30th, we will be performing our last show with Ever Forthright in Providence, as we have decided to end Water's Edge.

"This decision was well thought-over for a long time and has been reached for a variety of reasons, but every member of the band is on good terms with each other and with everyone we have worked with.

"At this time we would like to thank Alex Campbell, Julian Rodriguez, Austin Isaac Peters and AIP Art, and anyone else who has assisted us in furthering our band's work and specifically our latest album which helped gain us the popularity we had. More importantly, we would like to thank every person who downloaded our albums, listened to a song, shared or liked a post, came to a show, or anybody who was a fan of our music. More...

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Insurrection Launches Crowd Funding Campaign

Canadian death metallers Insurrection are reaching out to fans for their forthcoming and third full-length release "Prototype" by crowd funding the album via Indiegogo.com. Insurrection will be offering eight various packages to fans in support of raising funds for the release. Check out full details on the campaign right here.

The band has set a monetary goal at $2500 to produce the next album as Insurrection plans to record with Topon Das of Fuck the Facts along with mixing and mastering by Pierre Rémillard (Obliveon, Vulgaires Machins, Cryptopsy, Krisiun, Quo Vadis, Gorguts, Martyr). Artwork will be done by Jeremy Dumouchel, who also designed previous albums "Prologue" and "Fracture."

Vocalist Stef Jomphe comments, "We're really beyond excited about this project, it represents the synergy, the unique bond between a band and the fans supporting it; and with their support, there's nothing we can't accomplish! Helping us throughout this great step in the band's life! It's a great feeling, especially in the underground scene where being honest about what you do is all you got. We truly have the best people surrounding us. Thank you for helping us continue doing what we love to do for those we write our music for." More...

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Conditions Posts "Open Eyes" Music Video

Richmond's Conditions has debuted a new music video today for the single, "Open Eyes." The video can be viewed at Vevo.com here or through the player below.

Directed by veteran Dale "Rage" Resteghini, "Open Eyes" comes with just seven days remaining before new LP "Full Of War" becomes available. "'Open Eyes' is a song about the real world vs. the perceived world. This video shows the dangers of living in the latter of the two," says vocalist Brandon Roundtree.

Conditions will be releasing newest full length "Full Of War" on March 26th, 2013. The track listing is as follows:

1. Walking Seperate Ways
2. Skeleton
3. Open Eyes
4. Best Mistake
5. Love Elusive
6. Wonderful Lie
7. Everyday Is A New Life
8. The Descent Of Man
9. Long Division
10. What We Wait For
11. Not Giving Up…Not Yet More...

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Iced Earth Posts Live Song

Iced Earth's first officially recorded DVD/Blu-Ray, "Live In Ancient Kourion," will hit stores April 16th in North America (and April 15th in Europe).

For this live release, the band recorded an epic 2.5 hour show in a 6,000 year old amphitheater with a unique atmosphere.

To give fans a preview of this DVD, Iced Earth has now teamed up with Brave Words.com to premiere the live track "Damien." Check out the song right here.

You can also catch Iced Earth live:

08.06.2013 - Burning Sea Festival - Croatia
20.06.2013 - Metalfest - Germany
21.06.2013 - Dokk'em Open Air Festival - Netherlands
22.06.2013 - Rock am Härtsfeldsee - Germany
12.07.2013 - Rock Harz Open Air - Germany
13.07.2013 - Bang Your Head Festival - Germany
08.08.2013 - Getaway Rock Festival - Sweden More...

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Altar Of Plagues Releases New Music Video

Irish black metal band Altar of Plagues' new abstract, black-and-white clip for "God Alone" explores the contours and possibilities of the human body.

Check out the footage below, which was created by Pariah Productions and directed by James Kelly and Patrick O'Mahony. The new cover artwork for new album "Teethed Glory and Injury" can also be found after the jump.


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Drugs Of Faith Gearing Up To Hit The Studio

Northern Virginia’s grind/rock faction Drugs of Faith has confirmed the trio’s pending reentry into the studio this Spring.

With the material for a new to-be-named EP in the final stages of construction, the band will barricade itself into Developing Nations this April, where the raging 2011-released "Corroded" LP was created, once again with producer Kevin Bernsten.

A quick release between the "Corroded" album and a next pending LP, both through Poland’s Selfmadegod Records, this new EP will be released on Malokul -- the DIY label started by D.C. act Disciples of Christ -- as a one-sided 12" with a digital download card. More...

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Necrocurse Releases "Grip Of The Dead"

Pulverised Records has issued the following statement about the "Grip of the Dead" album from Necrocurse, which is being release in North America today:

"Swedish death metallers Necrocurse have truly invoked pure evil with the much anticipated debut full-length 'Grip Of The Dead!'

"With members from Nifelheim, Swordmaster, Runemagick, Sacramentum, etc and set in a traditional ancient Heavy Metal spirit, "Grip Of The Dead" is a convocation of ominous Deathchaos and Blackened Thrash destruction. Together with a slab of anthemic devil-horn theatrical antics, the end result is a perfect assimilation of the legitimate Necrocurse sound-stamp!

"Recorded, mixed and mastered at Sonic Train Studios with legendary King Diamond guitar maestro Andy La Rocque (King Diamond, Melechesh, Hammerfall, etc) and the stunningly nefarious artwork cover by David Herrerias (Antichrist (Swe)), the Morbid Maniacs have returned and it is going to be unpleasant." More...

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A Storm Of Light To Release New Album

Following the 2011 album "As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade" and a rapturous response to 2012 shows, A Storm of Light will return this year with a brand new record via Southern Lord Recordings. The following press release was issued about the upcoming new offering:

"A Storm of Light's third album 'As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade' was the band's heaviest and most dynamic release to date bringing together the colossal energies and forces of the group, not to mention an assemblage of prestigious guests.

"Their latest offering, entitled 'Nations to Flames,' was recorded with Travis Kammeyer (Fahrenheit Studios), mixed with Matt Bayles (Red Room) and is currently being mastered and readied for our listening pleasure later this year."

The band, wishing to give little away, states that musically the labum is "faster, much darker and noisier” adding that…"on this record, we have finally found ourselves."

Further information, including track listing, artwork and audio, will be revealed in due course.

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Chthonic Working On New Album Cover

As the new album from Taiwanese extreme metal band, Chthonic, undergoes mixing at Sweet Spot studio in Sweden, the work on the album's cover has also begun in Taiwan.

After nearly 100 hopeful candidates replied to a casting call, which called for girls who were "at least 160cm tall, skinny, with light skin, and are ok with full-body painting," Chthonic bassist Doris Yeh and the art design team decided on Bu to represent the album's cover girl.

"It's certainly not an easy job for ancient Chinese emperors to choose their wives," said Yeh jokingly after several sleepless nights of deliberation. "I was even looking through the pictures in my dreams!"

With a concept in mind to have an elder, a girl, and a child as the cover picture, and visualize the idea of armed body and mind through special makeup and computer graphics, the search began for candidates to represent the theme. Embodiments for the roles of the elder and the child were quickly decided. Hsu Ching-fu, a clergyman from the Gikong Presbyterian Church, and A-Chi, son of a well-known tattooist Ah-J, were picked to represent these figures.

The shooting of the album cover photo was completed late last month. The new album, the band's seventh overall, is slotted to be released in Europe, North America, and Asia in June on Spinefarm/Universal Music.

In the meantime, the band has been hard at work promoting its new mobile app game, the first of its kind to use exclusively heavy metal music, "Chthonic - Rhythm Crusher." More...

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Saltatio Mortis Posts Trailer For "Manufactum III"

German modern folk band Saltaio Mortis posted a trailer for the band's upcoming third live LP "Manufactum III," recorded during the tour for latest LP "Sturm aufs Paradies" (See Metal Underground.com's review over at this location). The album is set for release on April 5th, 2013 via Napalm Records.

The track listing for the 2CD release is as follows:

CD 1:

1. Intro MMXII
2. Veitstanz
3. Der letzte Spielmann (Akustik Version)
4. La ride
5. Salomé (Akustik Version)
6. Charybdis
7. Pirates' Life
8. Scylla
9. Russe
10. Nach Jahr und Tag (Akustik Version)
11. Fiat Lux (Akustik Version) More...

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Crown Of Autumn Posts In Studio Video Report

Italian melodic death doom act Crown of Autumn, featuring Ex-Labyrinth/Ex-Vision Divine drummer Mattia Stancioiu and Ex-Crimson Dawn co-founder and guitarist Emanuele Rastelli, posted the first in studio video on the recordings of the band's new LP "Byzantine Horizons." In 2011, the band released its comeback LP "Splendours from the Dark," through My Kingdom Music and the new release is expected at some point this year. The band is currently in Stancioiu's Elnor Studios.

In the first report Stancioiu lays down the drum tracks:

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Darkology Posts New Album Teaser

Dallas power/progressive act Darkology, featuring Firewind/Adagio vocalist Kelly Sundown Carpenter, posted a teaser for the sophomore effort and follow up to the 2009 release "Altered Reflections." The yet untitled album is tentatively set for a June release through Rock-a-holics Records, with a digital single expected in April/May.

The latest report from the band on the recordings came via a post yesterday on its Official Facebook Page, which reads:

"Finished editing the album and Kelly is finishing the final 2 vocals for the album shortly! !) Final Mixing is about to begin in a couple of hours ! SUPERB !!!!! The album will be done soon !!! LET THE METAL FLOW !"

The band is working with renowned producer and ex-Bitches Sin guitarist Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest/Angra/Anvil/Helloween) in the U.K. Some tracks names for the album include: "Eyes Of The Machine," "Quantum Genocide," "On Morrow's Break," "Nobot 2" and "Your Hollow Soul."

The following teaser (unmastered not a finished product) can be heard here: More...

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Ivanhoe Streaming New Track "Walldancer"

After the newly inked contract with Massacre Records, German progressive act Ivanhoe is streaming the new track "Walldancer" (heard below). The song will appear on the forthcoming LP "Systematrix," which will drop on May 24, 2013.

Ivanhoe was formed in 1986 and has featured such vocalists as Andy Franck (Brainstorm/Ex-Symphorce) and Chity Somapala (Civilzation One/Ex-Power Quest/Ex-Powerworld). The band is currently fronted by Ex-Dreamscape vocalist Mischa Mang.

Check out "Walldancer" here: More...

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Facebreaker Posts First In Studio Report On New LP

Swedish death thrashers Facebreaker, featuring Scar Symmetry vocalist Robban Karlsson, posted the first in a series of in studio reports on the recording of the new LP "Dedicated to the Flesh." The album is set for a May/June release through Cyclone Empire Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Meat Freak
2. Dedicated To The Flesh
3. Catacomb
4. Zombie Flesh Cult
5. Mutilator
6. Nuclear Outbreak
7. Hellmaster
8. Carving For Brains
9. Swarm Of Zombies
10. Legions Of Doom
11. World Cremation
12. Tomb Of The Hungry Dead

The following footage showcases the drum recordings of Mikael Wassholm (Ex-Ashes): More...

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Souldrinker Streaming New Track

German metal act Souldrinker, a traditional metal act with a "dose of Amon Amarth," is streaming the new track "To All That Is Lost" (heard below). The songs appear on the band's debut EP "Semper Fidelis," which will be made available this month by the band at its Official Website. The band features Mystic Prophecy guitarist Markus Pohl, The Mystery vocalist Iris Boanta along with Watch Me Bleed members Alex Gindu (growls), bassist Chris Rodens, drummer Steffen Theurer.

Souldrinker is scheduled to support Serenity and Visions of Atlantis on the "War Of Ages" European Tour starting this week. For dates and venues, head over to this location. A video clip of Souldrinker's "Sixteen Men Of Tain" can be viewed over here.

Check out "To All That Is Lost" here: More...

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City In The Sea Posts New Music Video

City In The Sea posted a new music video for the track "Dead Beliefs." The song appears on the band's debut LP "Below The Noise," which is slated for release this year via Sumerian Records. The video was directed by Dan Dobi.

The band is set to embark on this year's installment of the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Tour with Rob Zombie, Mastodon, Behemoth, Children of Bodom and more. For more information, head on over to this location.

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