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Metal News for March 20, 2012

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48 news articles posted on this day.

KISS And Motley Crue Announce Tour Dates

American hard rock icons KISS has announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour this Summer, where they will be joined by fellow legends Motley Crue, on what is simply being dubbed, "THE TOUR." You can check out a video of the announcement below. Both bands have been hard at work on new material lately, with KISS expected to release their new album, "Monster" in June, while Motley Crue recently recorded a new song, which will be released this Spring. The Live Nation promoted tour will go on sale beginning Friday, March 23rd. The KISS Army Fan Club pre-sales begin Wednesday, March 21st at 10am.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Jeff Loomis Posts Guitar Playthrough Video

Jeff Loomis has released a guitar playthrough video for the track "Requiem For The Living," which can be viewed below. Featuring guest soloist Attila Voros, "Requiem For The Living" can be found on the forthcoming album, "Plains Of Oblivion," due out on April 10th in North America and April 9th in Europe.

The track "Surrender," featuring solo artist Ihsahn, was recently premiered and can be heard via Decibel Magazine here. A video teaser for "Plains Of Oblivion," featuring snippets of every song, can be seen at this location.

In support of the release, Jeff Loomis will be on tour with Protest the Hero, Periphery, and The Safety Fire. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...

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Arcturus Invades Helsinki

Ever since ICS Vortex (Simen Hestnaes) parted ways with Dimmu Borgir the buzz in the air was of an Arcturus reunion. When it was finally made a reality, the only thing left for fans to do was to patiently wait for the band to land in their town. For Helsinki that chance came last Saturday! The show had been reported as sold out well before the actual date, and 900 lucky people were able to witness the reunion tour from the vantage point of one of Helsinki’s most renowned venues, and my personal favorite place to shoot: Nosturi. Check out the shots here! More...

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Pit Stories: "One More Song!"

It's Tuesday again, and that means we have more mosh pit stories to share, which we collect from fans and bands across the world. For this week's story, Hopes Die Last vocalist Daniele Tofani shares the following story of an out-of-control crowd that just couldn't get enough and wasn't going to let the venue stop them from seeing a show:

There are really shitloads of stories about our concerts that are worth telling, but the first one that comes to my mind is the one happened in Poland during our last tour. That night we played in a club in Szczecin. It was a small place, but there was a good amount of people, not a lot, but it seemed promising.

After a massive booze-up it was finally our turn to get on stage. As soon as the music started, people completely freaked out and a disproportionate-size moshover was right there before my eyes. I was kind of astonished throughout the whole live set. It wasn’t just mosh, it was true violence!

The funny part was that people were even pogoing like crazy - pushing and shoving and falling on their asses - during the slow and ambient-like songs! The club was lacking in security (obviously nobody could imagine such a worrying situation) so the two old owners tried to supply that by doing what they could, but they hardly had control of the situation, and in the end the club was completely destroyed.

On the deafening-cry “One more song!” the sound guy turned off the whole soundboard and microphones, trying to persuade people to leave the club, but I clearly remember someone from the crowd jumping on the console and turning everything back on. So while the technicians and the owners were cursing and lost in the anarchist behavior, we played our last song.

We were all speechless. Fuck, something completely out of the ordinary! Those people were crazy motherfuckers, it was amazing! I won’t ever forget that night.

Hopes Die Last recently released a music video for "Keep Your Hands Off," which can be seen here. "Keep Your Hands Off" is taken from the band's "Trust No One" album.

Check back in next Tuesday as we continue to share more of best pit stories from metal bands.

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3 Inches Of Blood Streaming New Song

Traditional metal lords 3 Inches of Blood have posted a new track titled "Metal Woman" on their official Facebook page. "Metal Woman" is the third new track to be revealed off the upcoming album, "Long Live Heavy Metal," due out in less than a week on March 26th.

Two other tracks from Long Live Heavy Metal have already been released. "Dark Messenger" can be heard through MetalSucks and "Leather Lord" can be heard via SoundCloud.

3 Inches of Blood also has the following upcoming shows on the "Metal Alliance" tour: More...

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Veil Of Maya Posts "Punisher" Lyric Video

Veil of Maya has posted a new lyric video online for the song "Punisher," which can be viewed below. "Punisher" is taken off the band's newly released "Eclipse" album, available now in stores and on iTunes. A preview teaser trailer for the album is also available at this location.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. 20/200
2. Divide Paths
3. Punisher
4. Winter Is Coming Soon
5. The Glass Slide
6. Enter My Dreams
7. Numerical Scheme
8. Vicious Circles
9. Eclipse
10. With Passion and Power

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Bethlehem Live Footage Posted Online

Bethlehem has posted footage online of the band's performance at the Anti Life Fest in Madrid on March 10th, 2012. Check out the band playing "Gestern Starb Ich Schon Heute" from the "Sardonischer Untergang im Zeichen Irreligiöser Darbietung" album in the player below.

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Concrete Swine Streaming New EP

The entire debut EP from Finnish act Concrete Swine has been posted online and is available for streaming via the band's MySpace page.

The EP takes influences from rock, metal, and blues and was recorded by Jani Loikas at Cursed studio in Hyvinkää, Finland. The effort was mixed by Rick Greenwood (Legacy Of Disorder, Bear Witness) at Geneva Post Audio studio in Denton, Texas, with mastering handled by Maor Appelbaum (Sepultura, Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Adrenaline Mob) in Los Angeles.

The "Ural Express" EP track listing is as follows:

1. Concrete Swine
2. Man To Lead
3. Hot Air
4. Save Yourself More...

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Centurion Posts Record Release Show Footage

Poland's Centurion recently held a release party for the new LP "Serve No One." Performance footage has now been posted online from the show. Check out the clips of "Ego Ultimus" and "No One To Serve" below. A photo gallery from the event is also available here.

Guitarist AD Gore commented, "Recently I’ve been having some doubts regarding the potential of an audience on the underground concerts, but the hell that had happened under the stage on our release party was a crushing adrenaline shoot. It was good to see a large group of devoted maniacs, that know our songs, despite the fact that the CD has been available since three days before. It was fucking amok, and we got in infected with this madness as well. Hope that there will be more such gigs in the near future."

Vocalist Caesar added, "I’m positively surprised with the audience on the show. The commitment of maniacs was extreme under the stage. The concert was a success, good attendance and support bands shows, makes that release party was great. Big thanks to Belzebong, Cryptic Rites and Soul Snatcher, who have substituted Supreme Lord in last moment, because they cannot play this evening. Party after the show was a great too. I think, that anybody who was there can’t be disappointed and I regret only one thing, that I couldn’t have drink with everybody who suggest me drinking! See you on the next show!"


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Nightmare Reveals "The Burden Of God" Details

French heavy metal pioneers Nightmare have just updated a few details on their upcoming new studio album “The Burden Of God,” which will be released worldwide through AFM Records on May 18th, 2012.

This new opus was arranged, produced, and mixed at Peek studios in South France by French first class producer Patrick Liotard, who was also involved in the writings of two "special songs." The album has been mastered in Los Angeles (California) by Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Therion, Sepultura, Yngwie Malmsteen...).

The special guests appearing on "The Burden Of God" are Magali Luyten (Epysode, Virus 4, Beautiful Sin...) on vocals, Jonathan Ménard (Veloce Hystoria) for the orchestral arrangements and Stéphane Buriez (Loudblast) for the growls. A video message with Magali from the studio can be found here.

In addition to that, 2012 marks the arrival in the band's line-up of 21 years old new axeman, Matt Asselberghs. A short preview of Matt's performances in the studio can be seen at this location. More...

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Horseback Streaming New Song

Horseback has posted the new song "Ahriman" online for streaming, which is the first advance track from the upcoming full-length "Half Blood," due out May 8th on Relapse Records. Check out the song in the player below, or pre-order "Half Blood" at this location.

Relapse Records commented on the album:

"The material on Half Blood is an amalgamation of drone, doom, black-metal, psychedelia, post-rock, noise, and ambience recorded with a wide array of instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, piano, bells, contact mics, field recordings, drum programming, noise and various signal processors."

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Prong Streaming New Track

Prong is set to release the new album "Carved Into Stone" on April 24th on Long Branch Records. Today the band is premiering a track from the album exclusively on Metal Insider. Get a first listen to the song "Eternal Heat" today and be sure to check out an exclusive interview with Tommy Victor here.

Prong will be hitting the road tomorrow for a string of headlining dates with support coming from Black Tusk. This leg runs through March 26th in Fullerton, CA. Following those shows, Prong will be hitting the road with Crowbar and Witchburn.

Prong has completed work on the band's Long Branch Records debut with producer Steve Evetts. According to a press release, "'Carved into Stone' is quintessentially Prong. It stretches into the band's earliest and dirtiest foundations on which the band was founded on New York's Lower East Side to the present as a staple of today's post-metal and rock scenes." The album's track listing is as follows:

1) Eternal Heat
2) Keep on Living in Pain
3) Ammunition
4) Revenge ... Best Served Cold
5) State of Rebellion
6) Put Myself to Sleep
7) List of Grievances
8) Carved Into Stone
9) Subtract
10) Path of Least Resistance
11) Reinvestigate More...

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Polarization Signs With Mediaskare Records

Los Angeles based instrumental progressive metal trio Polarization has signed with Mediaskare Records. The brainchild of guitarist and songwriter Prashant Mathias, Polarization came together a year and a half ago when Mathias moved from his native India to attend Musicians' Institute in Los Angeles.

"It's a big step for the band and for me personally," he states. "I came here two years ago as a scholarship student for MI. I've already achieved the first of many goals by signing a record deal with a label I respect - especially bands like Volumes and Exotic Animal Petting Zoo."

Polarization's line-up is rounded out by drummer and fellow MI student Tom Asvold, a Swedish transplant, as well as bassist Steve Hilson. To date, Polarization has shared stages with Animals As Leaders, Fair To Midland and Prong amongst others. The group will play next on Thursday, March 22nd alongside Prong, Black Tusk, It's Casual and Early Man.

Polarization's Mediaskare debut, "Chasing The Light" will be out in late Spring. For more on the band, head over to the Polarization Facebook profile.

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Meshuggah Offering New Song As Free Download

Meshuggah has teamed up with Scion A/V to give fans a stream and free download of the opening track "I Am Colossus" from the upcoming "Koloss" album, due out March 27th, 2012. The track can be downloaded here or through the player below.

Tomas Haake comments on the track, "'I Am Colossus’ is way more straightforward than the thrash metal we grew up with. At the same time, it does pose its own difficulties for us as players. It will probably be one of the first songs we attempt to play on tour. The solo - which is basically two long notes that are slow bends - just turned out beautiful. Such an understatement as a guitar solo. Sometimes a slow song is just as aggressive as a fast one."

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Sargon Posts New EP Sample

Arizona's Sargon has posted a sample clip online from the band's new EP "The Bitter End." Check out the track snippet in the player below, or listen to more music from Sargon through Bandcamp. Sargon is:

Frank Van Kwartel: Guitar and Vocals
Kelly Conlon: Bass
Rickard Stjernquist: Drums
Rod Denis: Lead Guitars

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Demon Hunter Premieres "My Destiny" Video

Today Demon Hunter is pleased to be unveiling the official video for "My Destiny," filmed by director Robby Starbuck, whose credits range from Otep and August Burns Red to Smashing Pumpkins and Snoop Dog. "My Destiny" is off the new album "True Defiance," due out April 10th, 2012.

"The storyline follows five teenagers as they try to make the most of their dull suburb community – skateboarding, hanging with friends, stirring up trouble, discovering music together. This was how a lot of us in the band grew up," explains frontman Ryan Clark. "For the performance footage, we wanted to do something that hinted at the 'early days' of being in a band – rehearsing in a tiny, grungy practice space, inspirational posters on the wall, fluorescent lights overhead, minimal space, and lots of sweat."

"'My Destiny' is about growing up and finding music that ultimately changes you," Clark adds. "It's about that definitive moment that I knew music would become an immeasurable part of my life." More...

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Wretched Posts "Dilated Disappointment" Video Clip

Wretched has released a music video for “Dilated Disappointment,” off "Son Of Perdition," out 03/26. Check out the video here on Vevo or through the player below.

“The song is about the regrets you’d feel watching the world come to an end,” says vocalist Adam Cody. He adds, “The message is more about feeling the anxious and angry content of the song rather than a cinema experience.”

Check out “Dilated Disappointment” in the player below. Wretched will support the upcoming album, "Son Of Perdition" on the Metal Alliance Tour. The full list of dates can be found after the jump. More...

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OSI Streaming New Track "Big Chief II"

"Fire Make Thunder" marks the fourth undertaking for the collaborative duo known as OSI. Formed in 2002 by Jim Matheos (Fates Warning, Arch/Matheos) and Kevin Moore (Chroma Key, former Dream Theater keyboardist), OSI is a long distance partnership, both musicians typically writing and recording alone and sending song ideas back and forth for further elaboration. Written and recorded throughout most of 2011, this latest release once again reflects the eclectic influences of both Matheos and Moore.

"Fire Make Thunder" is slated for a March 27th release via Metal Blade Records. Today Prog Archives is hosting an exclusive stream of another track from "Fire Make Thunder." Get a first listen to "Big Chief II" here.

Decibel Magazine's "Deciblog" also previously posted the song "Cold Call" at this location.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1) Cold Call
2) Guards
3) Indian Curse
4) Enemy Prayer
5) Wind Won't Howl
6) Big Chief II
7) For Nothing
8) Invisible Men

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As I Lay Dying Writing New Album

As I Lay Dying ended 2011, the year of its tenth anniversary as a band, with a successful headlining tour. The Decade of Destruction Tour ran November-December through the US.

As I Lay Dying is currently writing for a fifth album and is preparing to enter the studio this April. The producer, title, art and all other details will be released over the next few months. Fans can expect to hear new material this summer as the band will be returning to Europe in June for some festival appearances and exclusive club shows.

02/06/12 – DE – Nürnberg – Rock im Park
03/06/12 – DE – Nürburg – Rock am Ring
05/06/12 – CH – Luzern – Konzerthaus w/Trivium
06/06/12 – DE – Karlsruhe – Substage w/Trivium
07/06/12 – LU – Luxembourg – Rockhal w/Trivium
09/06/12 – UK – Donington Park – Download Festival
10/06/12 – AT – Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock

Make sure to check out the new As I Lay Dying video the band shot for Paralyzed. The video encapsulates As I Lay Dying in a special moment in time: the band's tenth anniversary tour in front of sold-out crowds full of devoted fans. The video is available now at this location.

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Ministry Releases "99 Percenters" Video

Ministry madman Al Jourgensen is up to his old tricks and political ranting with the world debut of the video for "99 Percenters," the first single off the upcoming worldwide release of the band's "Relapse" album. Check out the video after the jump.

For "99 Percenters," Jourgensen teamed up with his native El Pasonian and co-conspirator, director and animator Zach Passero (Wicked Lake, Ministry, Lieslieslies, RevCo, Fire Engine). Says Jourgensen: “Hopefully this song and video will motivate people to take action against the Kleptocracy we find ourselves living in. I am in awe of the passion and motivation of the Occupy Wall Street movement and feel compelled to contribute what I can to inspire global citizens to continue to take to the streets in protest against the encroaching New World Order."

"Relapse," the upcoming release from Ministry, nears its official stateside CD release via AFM Records in conjunction with DisManic via E1 Distribution on "Metal Monday," March 26th, 2012. Ministry has the following upcoming tour dates:

6/17/2012 Ogden Theatre - Denver, CO
6/21/2012 Club Nokia - Los Angeles, CA
6/23/2012 Best Buy Theater - New York, NY
6/28/2012 The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL
6/29/2012 The Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL More...

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Just For Fun

Steel Panther Roasts Zakk Wylde

While they couldn't make it in person, the big haired lads from Steel Panther couldn't turn down the opportunity to let Zakk Wylde have it at the first-ever Guitar World Rock & Roll Roast back in January.

The boys in Steel Panther sent in a video roast for Zakk, which is NSFW, to say the least. Check it out below.

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Daemonicus Posts "Eastern Moonlight" Tour Teaser

Sweden's Daemonicus is gearing up for the Eastern Moonlight tour, and the band has now posted a teaser clip online. Check out the video below. Daemonicus also commented on the clip:

"Mayhem in Synden Näste! The preparation for the Eastern Moonlight tour 2012 is fucking on! We did a short video from the weekend in our rehearsal studio! Stay tuned!"

The band's currently announced upcoming tour dates are as follows:

24.04.2012 RO Bacau @ Subway Club
25.04.2012 RO Iasi @ Hand Club
26.04.2012 RO Bucharest @ The Silver Church + Asphyx
27.04.2012 RO Constanta @ Metal Cave
28.04.2012 BG Ruse @ Summer Theater
29.04.2012 BG Sofia @ RBF Club
30.04.2012 SR Belgrade @ Gun Club
02.05.2012 BH Sarajevo @ Sloga Cinemas
03.05.2012 HR Zagreb @ Tvornica
04.05.2012 HU Budapest @ Red Hell Club
05.05.2012 RO Arad @ Metal Attack Fest More...

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Diabolos Dust Posts Live Show Footage

Diabolos Dust recently played with Dark Fortress live at Rocketclub Landshut. Footage from the show has now been posted online of the track "Fading to Grey," taken from the "Ruins Of Mankind" album. Check out the performance footage below.

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Dark End Streaming New Song

Symphonic horror metal act Dark End has posted the song "Decrepitude: One Last Laugh Beside Your Agonies" online for streaming. You can give the song a listen in the player below. The track is taken from the newly released album "Grand Guignol - Book I."

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Buried Sleeper Streaming Songs From Album

Scottish doom band Buried Sleeper is streaming its new debut seven-song album, "Colosseum," over on Bandcamp. Two of the tracks, "Pale Blue Dot" and "Manticore," are available as free downloads. The artwork on "Colosseum," which is also available on AE35 Unit Records, was done by Richard Kearney. Check out Buried Sleeper's debut "Colosseum" below.

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Despite Exile Reveals New EP Artwork

Italy's Despite Exile has revealed the cover art for the "Re-Evolve" EP via BlankTV. You can check out the artwork below, which was created by Jagg.

Along with this, Despite Exile also exclusively premiered the music video for “Perfection Neutralized” yesterday via BlankTV. Watch the full clip at this location.

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Bejelit Comments On Upcoming Live Shows

Bejelit, which recently released a video clip for the title track off the new "Emerge" album, has now checked in with the following statement about upcoming tour dates:

"Hello Bejelit friends and fans! The Emerge tour will start in 17 days with the official release party for EMERGE!

"Today we're setting up the very last things about sequences and tour planning and we're really excited about this new chapter in Bejelit life! Are you ready for this tour?

"The very first of YOU who preordered the new album will receive it quite soon so write your impressions as you get Emerge! A long rehearsal sessions is planned for this evening and maybe we'll get some pics of it.

"Thanks again for your endless support and friendship and stay tuned for more news and soon we'll announce and confirm a lot of new shows! Stay heavy!!!" More...

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Eternal Helcaraxe Streaming New Songs

Ireland's black metal combo Eternal Helcaraxe has unveiled a couple of new video uploads in preparation for the new debut album, "Against All Odds," which should be released this spring via Abyss Records.

Below is an upload for the song "Shadow of the Wolf" from that release, and you may also stream "Invictus" over on that same YouTube page. More...

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De Lirium's Order Posts "Autistic Savant" Video

Finnish act De Lirium's Order has posted a music video online for the song "Autistic Savant," which can be viewed below. The band commented:

"Autistic Savant is the opening track of De Lirium's Order's newest album, Veniversum. The video was shot in freezing conditions, minus 30 degrees Celcius, in an abandoned factory located in Joensuu, Finland.

"The song concentrates on autistic savants, some of whom posses extraordinary capabilities such as prodigious memory or superior musical ability. The savant syndrome is largely a mystery despite of the extensive amount of research that has been conducted on the subject. Director: Heikki Oinonen Director of Photography: Matias Vihko." More...

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Crystallion Splits With Keyboardist

Germany's Crystallion has issued the following announcement about parting ways with the band's keyboard player Manuel Schallinger:

"Hi friends and fans!

"After almost ten years in the band, Manuel has decided to leave Crystallion for professional reasons. We wish Manuel all the best for his future projects.

"For the time being, the band will continue without keyboards. All gigs will be played as scheduled.
Rock on!"

You can also listen to Crystallion's music over at the band's MySpace music page.

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God Forbid Releases "Where We Come From" Video

God Forbid has premiered a brand new music video for “Where We Come From” through Vevo. You can check out the video below, or here at Vevo. The video arrives just in time for the release of the "Equilibrium" album, out 03/26.

Guitarist/vocalist Doc Coyle says of the concept, “The idea really came from me thinking about the recurring lyrical themes of the album, and wanting to find a way to tap into that truth.” He goes on to say, “Pretending that we are rich rock stars who drink champagne and fly on private jets would not be effective. This isn't a revelation, but I wanted to show the whole picture, and that it's nothing to be ashamed of. We work, we jam, we hang out, we have fun together, and the payoff is we get to play amazing shows in front of amazing fans and engage with them on a very personal level.”

Corey Pierce, drummer goes on to say, “The fact that we are normal guys who do what we need to do in order to go out, play shows and make music, is literally 'Where We Come From.'” The video was directed by Eric Richter in 3 different states within 48 hours documenting the everyday life of God Forbid. More...

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Horrendous Added To Decibel Magazine Tour Date

Death metal juggernauts Horrendous have been added as the opening act for the Charlotte, NC date of the Decibel Magazine Tour featuring Behemoth, Watain, The Devil's Blood and In Solitude. Horrendous will be appearing on the May 4th date of that tour at Amos Southend in Charlotte.

Check out comments from guitarist/vocalist Damien Herring at this location. Below is an upload of the track "The Ritual" from "The Chills." More...

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Marduk Reveals "Serpent Sermon" Details

Marduk has issued the following announcement about the band's upcoming new "Serpent Sermon" album:

"We here announce the track list and the release info for the forthcoming 12th studio album Serpent Sermon!! You can also below witness the album cover. The album will be made available as standard CD, vinyl and limited edition media book with an exclusive bonus track entitled 'Coram Satanae."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Serpent Sermon
2. Messianic Pestilence
3. Souls For Belial
4. Into Second Death
5. Temple Of Decay
6. Damnation's Gold
7. Hail Mary (Piss-soaked Genuflexion)
8. M.A.M.M.O.N
9. Gospel Of The Worm
10. World Of Blades More...

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Deride Streaming New Song

Norwegian metal band Deride is streaming the new song "I Rage." The song appears on the the band's forthcoming new LP "The Void," which is due out for release on April 27, 2012 through Massacre Records.

Check out "I Rage" here:

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Winter's Verge Streaming New Song

Cyprus power metal act Winter's Verge is streaming the new song "Paper Is Blank" from the upcoming new album "Beyond Vengeance." The album will be released this coming April 27, 2012 through Massacre Records.

The track listing for "Beyond Vengeance" is as follows:

1. Cunning Lullabies
2. Paper Is Blank
3. Unto The Darkness
4. Not Without A Fight
5. Bleeding Heart
6. Dying
7. One Last Night
8. Threads Of My Life
9. Angels Of Babylon
10. Semeni
11. A Dream For A Dream (Bonus Track)

Check out "Paper is Blank" here:

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Ewigheim Streaming New Song

German gothic metal band Ewigheim is streaming the new song "Morgenrot." The song appears on the band's forthcoming third release "Bereue Nichts," which is scheduled for release on May 25, 2012 through Massacre Records.

Check out "Morgenrot" here:

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Witches Mark To Release Debut Full Length LP

Texas traditional metal band Witches Mark announced that it will release the debut full length LP "Witching Metal Ritutal" tentatively in late Summer/Early Fall through Heaven and Hell Records. The album was recorded and engineered by Stuart Laurence (Agony Column/Ignitor) at Isotope Studios and features the artwork of Canadian artist Yannick Bouchard of Illusory Dreams (seen below). "Witching Metal Ritual" features the addition of the band's new drummer Scott Palmer (Of The Fallen/Demontuary) and a debut on lead vocals for guitarist Robb Bockman.

Guest appearances on the release include Ross "The Boss" Friedman (Manowar/The Dictators), Jack Starr (Virgin Steele/Burning Starr/Guardians Of The Flame), Jason McMaster (Dangerous Toys/Watchtower/Ignitor/Broken Teeth) and Martin DeBourge (Damien Thorne). More...

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Nightwish Posts More Live Footage

Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish posted more live live footage from the band's ongoing Finnish tour in support of "Imaginareum." The footage was recorded from the Friday, March 9th show in Jyväskylä.

Check out the videos for "Amaranth" and "Nemo" here:


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Tankard Posts First Studio Report

German thrash metal veterans Tankard posted the first studio report since, announcing the band's return to the studio earlier this month. The band's, as of yet untitled, fifteenth release will follow the 2010 release "Vol(l)ume 14" and first for label Nuclear Blast Records.

Check out the video here:

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Carach Angren Posts Studio Report Part Two

Dutch symphonic black metal act Carach Angren has posted the second part of a series of studio reports showcasing the recordings of the band's third release "Where The Corpses Sink Forever." The album is scheduled for release on May 18, 2012 through Season of Mist Records. In this video, you can check out the violin recording sessions and a small tour of the studio.

Check out part two of the studio reports here:

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Dawn Of Disease Posts Video Trailer For New LP

German death metal band Dawn Of Disease posted a trailer for the upcoming sophomore release "Crypts of the Unrotten" (seen below). The album is scheduled for released on April 27, 2012 through NoiseArt Records.

The track listing for "Crypts Of The Unrotten" is as follows:

1. Descent Into Another World (Intro)
2. Alone With The Dead
3. Knife vs Flesh
4. The Unrotten
5. Skinless And Impaled
6. Enter The Gates
7. Calcined Bones
8. Catacombs
9. Final Resurrection
10. Devouring Obscurity
11. But Death Goes On
12. Soulless Shape (Bonus Track) More...

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Dreadlink Signs With Massacre Records

German metal act Dreadlink has signed on with Massacre Records. The band's debut album with the label is entitled "Zero One" and set for release on July 24, 2012. Song samples are streaming in the player below.

The band describes itself as: "authentic and deep and sounds more like an engine running rough than a conventional metal band. The band switches from brutal groovy passages to melodic melancholic parts, that will still crawl under your skin even if you've heard it a thousand times."

Check out Dreadlink here:


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Golden Sextion Posts "The Silicon Age" Trailer

Italian hard rock band Golden Sextion posted a new video trailer for the forthcoming debut release "The Silicon Age." The album is set for release on April 2, 2012 through logic(il)logic Records.

Check out the trailer here:

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Exumer Streaming New Song

German thrashers Exumer are streaming the new track "Vermin of the Sky" exclusively at Metal Hammer Germany's website at this location. The song appears on the band's forthcoming comeback release (and first release in 25 years) "Fire & Damnation." The album is scheduled for release on April 6, 2012 (EU) and April 10, 2012 (North America) through Metal Blade Records.

The track listing for "Fire & Damnation" is as follows:

1. Fire & Damnation
2. Vermin of the Sky
3. The Weakest Limb
4. A New Morality
5. Waking the Fire
6. Fallen Saint
7. Crushing Point
8. Devil Chaser
9. I Dare You
10. Tribal Furies

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Unisonic Posts Part 3 Of 11 Track-By-Track Videos

Unisonic posted the third part of an eleven part track-by-track video series for the release the forthcoming self-titled debut full length LP. The album is set to drop on March 30, 2012 through earOne Music. This video features the song "Never Too Late."

Check out part three here:

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Decapitated Premiers New Music Video "Pest"

Polish technical death metal band Decapitated premiered the new music video for the song "Pest" over at Metal Hammer Germany's website (seen below). The track appears on the band's latest LP "Carnival Is Forever," which was released in July 2011 through Nuclear Blast Records. The video will premiere on Metal Hammer Germany's website on March 20, 2012.

The video shoot took place on Friday, February 10th with Grupa 13 (Behemoth, Eluvetie, Sonata Artcica) and was directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz.

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Darkness By Oath Posts New Music Video

Spanish melodic death metal band Darkness By Oath posted a new music video for the track "In An Obscure Eternity." The song appears on the band's forthcoming third release "Near Death Experience." The album is expected for release on March 23, 2012 through Cyclone Empire Records.

The track listing for "Near Death Experience" is as follows:

1. Into The Gloom...
2. In An Obscure Eternity
3. Viole(n)t Intentions
4. N.D.E.
5. A Cry Of Terror (Voices From Nowhere)
6. Holloworld
7. Steams Of Blood
8. Unequivocal Evil Excitement
9. Fallen Angel Of Death
10. Last Emotion
11. Terror In Thousand Faces More...

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Accept Offers Free Download Of Title Track

German legends Accept are offering a free download of the title track from the forthcoming LP "Stalingrad" at this location. The album is set for release on April 6, 2012 through Nuclear Blast Records.

The track listing for "Stalingrad" is:

1. Hung, Drawn And Quartered.
2. Stalingrad
3. Hellfire
4. Flash To Bang Time
5. Shadow Soldiers
6. Revolution
7. Against The World
8. Twist Of Fate
9. The Quick And The Dead
10. Never Forget (bonus track)
11. The Galley

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