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Metal News for April 17, 2014

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38 news articles posted on this day.


The Rockstar Ramblings: The Gloryhole

Steel Panther have released the third music video from their critically acclaimed new album 'All You Can Eat.’ Following the release of the "Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World" and "The Burden Of Being Wonderful" videos comes “Gloryhole.” More...

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Powerwolf Announces New Box Set

Metal Blade Records is proud to announce three Powerwolf releases for June 24th. First off there will be "The History Of Heresy," a massive box set containing two CDs and one DVD. Additionally, and for the first time ever, "Lupus Dei" and "Return In Bloodred" will be released as picture discs on June 24th in an edition of 500 copies each.

Head over to Metal Blade's website here for "The History of Heresy" pre-order options, and check out the song "Saturday Satan" below. The box set includes:

- Special sized hardcover box with embossment, faint laminated
- 112-page hardcover book with liner notes, retrospective, tour, studio reports written by the band members, and loads of previously unpublished photos
- Three coversleeves
- "Lupus Dei" CD including five live bonustracks
- "Return In Bloodred" CD including three live bonustracks
- "The Wacken Worship" bonus-DVD
- Five photo cards with info on each band member

Powerwolf comments: "Feels great to feature our early works in the form of such a great boxset. Working on the book 'The history of heresy' brought back so many great memories - and more than ever taught us to be grateful. Grateful for having such wonderful fans and such great supporters, without whom none of this would have happened. Still hard to believe we're around since 10 years now already, but releasing such a great package box is probably the best way to celebrate such an anniversary. Hope you all enjoy reading the book, while listening to the roots of Powerwolf - and we hope to see you all at Out and Loud Festival on May 29th, where we'll celebrate our 10th anniversary with a very special headliner show!" More...

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Nornagest Explains New Enthroned Disc "Sovereigns"

The Belgian black metal masters are back! Following 2012's "Obsidium," Enthroned has released new dark opus "Sovereigns," out now via Agonia Records. This latest Satanic incantation bears artwork painted by guitarist Neraath, featuring the addition of blood and "other tissues" from the band members.

Frontman Nornagest recently checked in with Metalunderground.com for an interview detailing the creation of "Sovereigns," the album's lyrics, his favorite beer, and joining fellow Belgian outfit Goat Torment, which can all be read below. More...

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Despot Working On New EP

Brazilian one man black metal outfit Despot has begun the writing process for a new EP, which is tentatively scheduled for a late 2014 release.

The EP will consist of four tracks in all with no intros, outros or filler. This will be the first of a trilogy of EP's entitled "The War Poems," with lyrics based on poems written by soldiers during WWI.

Last August, Despot released debut full-length album "Satan in the Death Row," which was released in a limited run by Cianeto Discos (Brazil) and is now sold out. "Satan in the Death Row" is still available as a "name your price" digital download at Bandcamp. More...

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Annisokay Signs To SPV/Steamhammer

Annisokay - the post hardcore 5-piece from Halle/Germany - has signed a worldwide deal with SPV/ Steamhammer.

The debut album "The Lucid Dream[er]" was mastered by Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, We Came As Romans, Asking Alexandria) and will be released on May 27th in North America (Digital only) and June 2nd in Europe.

The band is currently writing for an upcoming new album, and you can check out the previously released video for "Sky" below. More...

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Nunslaughter Announces Album Details

Hells Headbangers has announced June 24th as the international release date for Nunslaughter's "Angelic Dread."

Set to be released on double-CD and double-vinyl LP formats, Nunslaughter's "Angelic Dread" is the American band's first studio full-length in seven years. The track listing is as follows:

1. Angelic Dread
2. Looking into the Abyss
3. Twisted Spirit
4. Crush the Guff
5. Inner Beast
6. The Lycanthrope
7. Blood Drinker
8. God
9. Doomtown
10. Don't Mourn for Me
11. Infested
12. Coffins and Crosses
13. Three Nails, One Liar
14. One Bad Bitch
15. Death Beyond the Gallows More...

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Autopsy Streaming "Burial" Track

U.S. death metal band Autopsy has teamed up with Pitchfork to launch a brand new track, titled "Burial," taken from the band's upcoming seventh studio album, "Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves."

Stream the new track at Pitchfork.com here before the album hits stores on April 29th via Peaceville.

"Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves" can be pre-ordered now via the Peaceville webstore. The track listing is as follows:

1. Savagery
2. King of Flesh Ripped
3. Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves
4. The Howling Dead (streaming here)
5. After The Cutting
6. Forever Hungry
7. Teeth of The Shadow Horde
8. All Shall Bleed
9. Deep Crimson Dreaming
10. Parasitic Eye
11. Burial
12. Autopsy More...

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Miss May I Offering Song For Download

Right now you can download a brand new track from Miss May I, titled "Refuse To Believe," via the band's website here.

"Refuse To Believe" is the third track to be released from the band’s upcoming release "Rise Of The Lion," hitting stores in North America on April 29th, 2014 via Rise Records. Miss May I frontman Levi Benton comments:

“I'm really excited to be giving people the chance to download ‘Refuse To Believe.’ We wanted to give all the dedicated Miss May I metalheads something nice and heavy as a thank you for all their support. It's one of my favourite songs on the record and definitely one of the heavier songs on the album!”

You can also check out the previously posted "Echoes" video in the player below. More...

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Meadows End Posts "The Sufferwell" Trailer

Meadows End will drop new album "The Sufferwell" on June 13th, 2014 and pre-orders are now available at this location. A teaser trailer can be found below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Kings of Greed
2. Trench of Souls
3. Ur Askan
4. Devilspeed Loathekill
5. Reap
6. Under a Canopy of Stars
7. Hung in Gallows By Dawn
8. This Coming Nightfall
9. Funeral of a Porcelain Doll
10. Masses Flee
11. Insurrection More...

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Nightmares Releasing "Suspiria" Album

Nightmares will release the "Suspiria" album on June 3rd via Rise Records and today the band drops the "Cujo" track, which can be heard below. You can also pre-order the album at this location. Rise Records comments:

"The epic and urgently dark new album features eleven of the most viciously powerful songs Nightmares have ever recorded. Carrying the emotional and psychological weight of a horror movie soundtrack, the ride begins with the blistering track, 'Frontiers' that uses intricate digital manipulation of cinematic sound effects to set the tone of the record. From the moment you hear the hear first single, 'In the Mouth of Madness,' listeners are drawn into a sonic journey that embraces precision guitar riffs, dark lyrics and massive breakdowns. Tracks like 'Hands of the Ripper,' 'Suspiria,' and 'Carnival of Souls,' are deep with raw emotions, keeping fans on their toes as they explore the many elements and layers that are true to Nightmare's sound."

"We are thrilled to be announcing our debut full-length Suspiria today," says frontman Carter Hardin. "This record is the product of two years of work and we can't wait to share it with you. Our new song 'Cujo' is personal favorite. I wrote it about a Christian school I attended growing up where they forced their beliefs down our throats and wouldn't let anyone question anything. The main message behind the song it to not let anyone force you to believe something... draw your own conclusions and find truth for yourself, whatever that may be."

Nightmares recorded "Suspiria" over the course of a full year with Drew Fulk at Think Sound Studios in Greensboro, North Carolina. The band also brought in producer and engineer David Bendeth (Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men, Asking Alexandria) to mix the album at House of Loud in Elmwood Park NJ. The track listing is as follows:

01. Frontiers
02. Let The Right One In
03. In The Mouth Of Madness (feat. Tyler Carter)
04. Tourist Trap
05. Cujo
06. Carnival Of Souls
07. Enter The Void
08. The Tommyknockers
09. Hands Of The Ripper
10. Suspiria
11. Irreversible More...

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L'Hiver En Deuil Releases "Fatum" Video

Today Terrorizer Magazine presents the new music video for "Fatum," taken from Belgium post black metal quintet L'hiver En Deuil. Check it out below.

"Fatum" is taken from the band’s “Ter Aarde” album, which was released in late 2013 via Consouling Angency. You can also stream the entire album over at this location.

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Abject! Posts Entire Final Album Online

N.Y. hardcore punk act Abject! has teamed up with StereoKiller to stream the band's final album, "Ugly on the Inside," in its entirety this week. Give it a listen over here. The band's sophomore album was released late last month on Dead City Records, followed shortly by the group's announcement to disband after a three-year run.

"For me, Abject! was like a trip to Vegas with the boys where everything broke right," said vocalist Jamie "Hamma." "As far as I'm concerned, we won big and we were playing with house money - one of those unforgettable trips where everything worked out. Hell, we even got arrested and locked up together and turned it into a big plus!

"Like all vacations, the time came to go home. We were way ahead and I would've liked to see how much further we could've gone, but it was time to go home; jobs, wives, etc. were waiting. The flight home wasn't comfortable, but that can't take away from an unforgettable run full of great memories."

Ugly on the Inside can be purchased now at iTunes or on the Dead City Webstore.

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Thunder Tribe Releases "War Chant" Video

Thunder Tribe has a new music video out now for the title track to "War Chant," which was released last October. Check it out below. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. More Wicked Than Not
2. Part of the Black (watch the video here)
3. Say Goodbye
4. The Light
5. War Chant
6. Believe
7. Watching It Burn
8. Above the Blue
9. Echoes of a New Day
10. Fly
11. It's a Lie

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Anti-Mortem Talks Cow Tipping

Southern hard rock outfit Anti-Mortem is set to release the "New Southern" album in just over a week via Nuclear Blast. In anticipation of the band's debut, the guys were sat down in front of a camera and quizzed.

After posting a video introducing the band, the second in a series of clips about the album is now online, in which the guys discuss their Southern heritage, musical influences, and cow tipping!

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Loss Announces Tour With Worship

The dates have now been confirmed for “Gloom over Europa,” a tour uniting American funeral doom act Loss with Germany’s Worship this May.

These will be the first Loss performances ever on European soil, beginning with an appearance at Heavy Days in Doomtown III in Copenhagen, then followed by shows with Worship in Denmark, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, France, Italy, Slovenia, Austria, and Poland.

In honor of this tour, Loss and Worship are re-issuing their long out-of-print split 7" on Doomentia Records, the label that is also behind the brand new Loss/Hooded Menace split.

May 2nd Copenhagen, Denmark @ Heavy Days in Doomtown III (Loss only)
May 4th Aalborg, Denmark @ 1000fryd (w/ The Body)
May 5th Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang
May 6th Rostock, Germany @ JAZ
May 7th Leipzig, Germany @ UT Connewitz
May 8th Potsdam, Germany @ U-24
May 9th Brussels, Belgium @ Magasin4 (w/ Funeralium)
May 10th Dordrecht, Netherlands @ Dordrecht Doom Day IV @ Popcentrale
May 11th Paris, France @ Le Klub (w/ Monarch)
May 12th Bordeaux, France @ Heretic Club (w/ Monarch)
May 13th Milan, Italy @ Blue Rose Saloon
May 14th Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Klub Gromka
May 15th Vienna, Austria @ Arena Vienna
May 16th Wroclow, Poland @ Ciemna Strona Miasta
May 17th Berlin, Germany @ Kastanienkeller

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Massacra Re-Issues Coming In June

On June 2nd in Europe and June 3rd in North America, Century Media Records will release the first three albums by French death-thrashers Massacra on CD and LP, as well as digitally.

These editions were created in close cooperation with the band's guitarist Jean-Marc Tristani and promise to be the ultimate versions of these essential albums. Jean-Marc Tristani comments:

"Massacra is proud to present you the official re-issues of the first three albums, 'Final Holocaust' (1990), 'Enjoy The Violence' (1991) and 'Signs Of The Decline' (1992). Century Media worked hard to add extra value to these releases.

"The packaging is really nice and you can find lots of extra stuff in there: detailed interviews, tons of rare photos, etc! We also wanted to make as much as possible visible of Formosa's excellent artworks, so we scanned the original LPs and came up with designs that fit to the spirit of last year's 'Day Of The Massacra' demo compilation.

"On the CDs you will find some pretty interesting bonus material, like an unreleased live show from 1990 from my personal archive, some bootleg tracks, plus a rehearsal recording that was previously published with very bad sound and disguised as live tracks with no track-listing. That rehearsal also includes a song ('Cyclone') that has never been re-recorded afterwards. A lot of the material we used was provided by real diehard collectors out there, so a special thanks to them for supporting this project!

"As you can see we picked the French national colours for the vinyl. Consider it as an ironic statement, we know where we come from but Massacra definitely was not the band to make peace with anyone. Overall these are the definite editions of such albums that hopefully put an end to all the bootlegs and satisfy all the Massacra maniacs out there! Enjoy the violence!"

The albums have been re-mastered by Patrick W. Engel / Temple Of Disharmony. The LP format features a heavy 180gr vinyl and a 30x30cm 4-page booklet, whereas the CD and digital format feature additional bonus tracks. See below for all details. More...

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Die Apokalyptischen Reiter Posts Video Teaser

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter today uploads a teaser whetting your appetite for the upcoming "Freiheit Gleichheit Brüderlichkeit" ("Liberty, Equality, Fraternity") music video. Check it out below.

The song is taken from the band's upcoming double album “Tief.Tiefer.” due out May 30th, 2014). The extravagant video clip was produced by famous film crew Grupa 13 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Die Apokalyptischen Reiter comments on the clip: “A slap in the face. Straight, hard, startlingly. Our most visually stunning video yet. We can not wait to release this monster."

The stunning new video clip will be released on April 25th, with the new album due out May 30th via Nuclear Blast. More...

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Vallenfyre Streaming New Track Online

After streaming the track "Scabs" online, Vallenfyre is now ready to unleash another track from upcoming album "Splinters." You can hear this second single, "Odious Bliss," below thanks to No Clean Singing.

"Splinters" is due out May 12th in Europe and May 13th in North America via Century Media Records. Greg Mackintosh (vocals/lead guitars) comments on the newly released track:

"'Odious Bliss' is basically a song about self-medicating-- whether it is morphine for the terminally ill, or pills and drink for mental and physical afflictions. How it makes everything feel better, but at what cost? Musically, it is steeped in ancient Frost, but with a good coating of Vallenfyre filth."

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Scabs
2. Bereft
3. Instinct Slaughter
4. Odious Bliss
5. Savages Arise
6. Aghast
7. The Wolves Of Sin
8. Cattle
9. Dragged To Gehenna
10. Thirst For Extinction
11. Splinters More...

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Final Conflict Streaming "Ashes To Ashes" Re-Issue

In celebration of its re-unveiling this week, Final Conflict's "Ashes To Ashes" is now streaming online in full via the player below.

Initially released on Pushead's Pusmort Records in 1987, then later released via Relapse Records in 1994, the debut LP from the iconic Los Angeles hardcore punk perpetrators now comes available via Tankcrimes on vinyl and 2XCD.

The original "Ashes To Ashes" tapes were found, baked, restored and transferred by Ulysses Noriega at The Laundry Room Recording Studio in Los Angeles, and remastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Studios in Austin, Texas.

The 2XCD version includes a 1985 demo on the bonus disk while the vinyl edition includes a 12" x 12" 24-page book with lyrics, photos, flyers, commentary and more plus a foldout poster. The first pressing comes in three color schemes: splatter (mailorder exclusive), red, and black wax. You can also see Final Conflict live:

4/18/2014 Tankcrimes Brainsqueeze - Oakland, CA
5/23/2014 Maryland Death Fest - Baltimore, MD
5/24/2014 Punk Rock Bowling - Las Vegas, NV
6/14/2014 Observatory - Santa Ana, CA w/ 1984 More...

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Headbanger's Kitchen Releases New Episode

Headbanger's Kitchen has released a new episode online, which can be seen below, and the organizers of the show comment:

"So here it is as promised, a new episode. This is the first episode of our Uncooked Series of Season 3. We've got the very awesome Daniel Kenneth Rego (Page) ex-Demonic Resurrection lead guitarist who talks about his love for tea among other things and shows us how to brew the perfect cup."

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Accept Announces "Blind Rage" Tour

Legendary Germn outfit Accept will release "Blind Rage" via Nuclear Blast this coming July 18th, 2014.

In support of the album, the band has now announced dates for the European "Blind Rage" tour, kicking off in September. Details are as follows:

19.09.2014 Amager Bio, Copenhagen [DK]
20.09.2014 Garden, Linkoeping [SE]
21.09.2014 Traedgarn, Gothenburg [SE]
24.09.2014 Rytmikotjaamo, Seinäjoki [FI]
26.09.2014 Torunda, Tornio [FI]
27.09.2014 Pakkahuone, Tampere [FI]
28.09.2014 Helsinki, The Circus [FI]
30.09.2014 Bebaser Medic, Stockholm [SE]
01.10.2014 Rockefeller, Oslo [NO]
03.10.2014 Karlstad, Nöjesfabriken [NO]
04.10.2014 Docks, Hamburg [DE]
06.10.2014 Hyde Park, Osnabrück [DE]
07.10.2014 Trix, Antwerp [BE]
08.10.2014 Bataclan, Paris [FR]
10.10.2014 Totem, Pamplona [ES]
11.10.2014 Riviera, Madrid [ES]
12.10.2014 Razzmatazz 1, Barcelona [ES]
14.10.2014 Bikini, Toulouse [FR]
16.10.2014 La Laiterie, Strasbourg [FR]
17.10.2014 Live Club, Mailand [IT]
18.10.2014 Tonhalle, München [DE]
20.10.2014 Langen / Frankfurt, Neue Stadthalle [DE]
21.10.2014 Huxleys, Berlin [DE]
22.10.2014 Live Music Hall, Köln [DE]
24.10.2014 Stadtgarten, Erfurt [DE]
25.10.2014 Euronics, Zlin [CZ]
26.10.2014 Petöfi Hall, Budapest [HU]
28.10.2014 Z 7, Pratteln [CH]
29.10.2014 Filharmonie, Filderstadt [DE] More...

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Equilibrium Posts Second "Erdentempel" Trailer

German epic metal outfit Equilibrium has just released a second trailer for the band's upcoming new album “Erdentempel." Check it out below. The previously posted first teaser is also still available at this location.

In other news, last month the band parted ways with brother/sister team Andreas Völkl (guitar) and Sandra van Eldik (bass).

Guitarist, composer and lyricist René Berthiaume spent almost four years working on the new creation “Erdentempel." He comments:

“Things finally get going again! The new album is done and we can hardly wait to share it with the world. The 12 titles are already a hint that it’s an extremely varied album. I have just listened to the album again, and I’ve never been so happy and excited after the completion of an album. The album really includes every facet of Equilibrium. We are also very proud of the cover artwork of 'Erdentempel.'

"Skadi has been listening to the record most intensely, started to draw and this is the outcome. She really managed to put the content of the album into a picture! By the way, this time there is one song with English lyrics on the album. It is for all our fans who don’t speak German. So they can finally understand the lyircs while listening to it. The other songs are still in German, of course!" More...

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Black Cobra Announces New Live Shows

The decimating metal/sludge duo that is Black Cobra has crawled out of the shadows for the band's first shows since two one-off cross-continental gigs in January, proclaiming an upcoming May decimation of the West Coast.

The newly planned five-day, five-city run will originate in Black Cobra's San Francisco hometown on May 22nd, then systematically shred through Fresno, Pacifica, Portland and Seattle. Providing opening support for the trek will be California-based noise metal outfit, The Cutthroats 9 (featuring members of Unsane, Death Angel and -16-), and Norwegian Grammy-winning noise/punk outfit, Årabrot.

Preceding the new West Coast tour, Black Cobra will raid Portland to take part in the annual Stumpfest on April 26th, performing alongside sludge metal visionaries, Yob, and gritty doom unit, Diesto.

Additional live outings will be announced in the coming weeks. Catch the band live:

4/26/2014 Mississippi Studios - Portland, OR @ Stumpfest w/ Yob, Diesto
5/22/2014 Slims - San Francisco, CA
5/23/2014 Audies Olympic - Fresno, CA
5/24/2014 Winters Tavern - Pacifica, CA
5/25/2014 Rotture - Portland, OR
5/26/2014 El Corazon - Seattle, WA

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Sworn Enemy Streams "Do Or Die"

Ramping up toward the release of new album "Living on Borrowed Time" on May 13th via Rock Ridge Music/ADA, Sworn Enemy today released a track titled "Do Or Die." Give it a listen below, courtesy of Revolvermag.com.

Sworn Enemy will embark on a North America headline tour in support of "Living on Borrowed Time" this May and June. A complete list of dates can be found after the jump, with more to be confirmed soon.

The new album's track listing is as follows:

1. Do or Die
2. Hard Way (available here)
3. Broken Hope
4. Slipping Away
5. No Apologies
6. One Eye Open
7. No Mercy
8. Never Forget
9. Stand and Deliver
10. Nothing Changes
11. Rise Above More...

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Archspire Posts Full Album Online

Technical death metal force Archspire is currently streaming forthcoming new album, "The Lucid Collective," in its entirety. Give it a listen at Stereokiller.com here.

"The Lucid Collective" will be released on April 29th in North America (April 25th worldwide). Pre-orders are available here.

"The Lucid Collective" was recorded at Rain City Recorders, in Vancouver, B.C. and was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Stuart McKillop with additional engineering by Curtis Buckoll and Mark Mckitrick. The track listing is as follows:

1. Lucid Collective Somnambulation
2. Scream Feeding
3. The Plague of AM
4. Fathom Infinite Depth
5. Join Us Beyond
6. Seven Crowns and the Oblivion Chain
7. Kairos Chamber
8. Spontaneous Generation More...

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Enabler Streaming New Song

From amidst a currently ongoing North American tour out to the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival and beyond, Enabler has been confirmed as opening support for Eyehategod and Ringworm on a bruising, month-long U.S. tour from the end of May through late June.

The trek begins just one day after both Enabler and Eyehategod release their brand new LPs and three days after Enalber marks its debut performance at the Maryland Deathfest.

The band's new album "La Fin Absolue Du Monde" is due out May 27th and was tracked with Shane Hotchstetler at Howl Street Recordings (Expire, Northless) and mixed by Steve Austin (Today Is The Day) at Austin Enterprises.

Today Lambgoat has premiered a brand new track from the LP, in the form of its second track, "New Life" (available for streaming below). More...

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Torch Runner Streams "Feeding"

Following the band's recent signing to Southern Lord, North Carolina-based Torch Runner has released a track from "Committed To The Ground."

Torch Runner's debut album, previously only available in a limited vinyl run, will now be made officially available worldwide on CD and digital formats as a precursory title preceding the band's recently-completed new LP, which is coming together to be released later this year.

"Committed To The Ground" drops twelve tracks under twenty-three minutes, viciously bringing forth a volatile, pissed-off brew of metallic, downbeat punk/hardcore/grind set for North American release on May 13th. The album's third track "Feeding" can be heard below, courtesy of Toxicbreed's Funhouse. The full track listing is as follows:

1. Current
2. Incendiary
3. Feeding
4. Canon Cast
5. Clocked In
6. Committed to the Ground
7. Rede
8. Harrow
9. The Holy Are The Broken
10. Tolled
11. Pulpit Plague
12. Vestige More...

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Beyond The Shore Posts Tour Video

Lexington, KY's Beyond the Shore has completed an extended tour that began in February. The band spent the last two months driving across the U.S. twice for over 60 total shows.

At the beginning of this tour, Beyond the Shore visited the Metal Blade offices, where the band members reminisced about some of the most entertaining experiences while on tour. Check out the clip below to hear stories about some cool Missouri cops, irritable bowel syndrome, and hotel room pornos.

Beyond the Shore guitarist Zach Hunter adds: "We've just wrapped up the longest stretch of dates that we've done as a band to date. It's been a wild and crazy ride, but the experiences that you take away are priceless. From glaciers to deserts, we've seen it all in a little over two months. Being away from friends and family is a struggle all touring bands face, but the people you meet and memories you take home with you make every second worth it…keep your eyes peeled for more dates this summer!" More...

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Dust Bolt Posts New Lyric Video

German thrash outfit Dust Bolt will release new album "Awake the Riot" on June 2nd in the U.K. and June 10th in North America via Napalm Records.

The band has now released a brand new lyric video for the track "Beneath the Earth," which can be seen below courtesy of Metal Insider.

Andrei Bouzikov, who is responsible for album covers from bands such as Skeletonwitch and Municipal Waste, created the artwork for "Awake the Riot." The album will be released as a standard CD edition, limited 2LP gatefold, and digital format. The track listing is as follows:

1. Living Hell
2. Soul Erazor
3. Beneath the Earth
4. You Lost Sight
5. Agent Thrash
6. Living a Lie
7. Awake the Riot - The Final War
8. Eternal Waste
9. Drowned in Blind Faith
10. Worlds Built to Deceive
11. The Monotonous - Distant scream
12. Future Shock (Evil Dead Cover) More...

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Bloodshot Dawn Crowd Funding New Album

It's official: the U.K. melodic extreme metallers in Bloodshot Dawn have launched a crowd funding campaign in support of their second and as-yet-untitled album.

Get full details on the perks available and make your own contribution at Kickstarter.com here.

On the lead up to the Kickstarter launch, Bloodshot Dawn released a series of videos offering advance details such as special guests, artwork previews, and some new album demo snippets. Find the latest entry in the series over here. More...

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Desecresy Streaming Full New Album

Finnish outfit Desecresy originally scheduled the release of new album "Chasmic Transcendence" for April 15th, but due to manufacturing problems it will instead be coming out on April 21st.

With the update release just around the corner, now you can stream the full album online. Check it out in the SoundCloud player provided below. More...

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Katatonia Parts Ways With Drummer

After splitting with Per "Sodomizer" Erickson, Katatonia has now parted ways with drummer Daniel Liljekvist. Daniel comments:

"Dear friends and fans,

"I’ve been thinking about this for the last couple of months and I’ve come to the sad conclusion that I have to leave the band. It’s got nothing to do with ’difference in views´or any other bullshit. I just cannot combine job, family and commit 100% to Katatonia. Times for musicians are rough and I’ve decided to concentrate on my family and get a normal job that gets the bills payed.

"I’ve had some of the best moments in my life the past 14 odd years together with my favorite people in the world. I’ve been all over the planet with this lot…my second family. Thank you! I’m gonna miss playing with you and I’m gonna miss hanging out with you on the road so much. And I’m gonna miss meeting all the great Katatonia fans all over the world. You know who you are. You are truly amazing! I’m not gonna miss all the freaks and idiots we’ve come across during all the years. You probably don’t know who you are. And I will not miss bad catering, shit beer and banana juice…

"This is Daniel, rocking the fuck off! Cheers!" More...

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Liv Kristine Recording New Album

Liv Kristine (Leaves' Eyes) has checked in with the following announcement about working on a new solo release:

"Dear Friends, Fans & Fangs,

"I have good news for you! I am now in the midst of recording my fifth solo album 'Vervain' at Mastersound Studio!

"With this album I wish to take you on a journey through my artistic vision of the spheres - shadows and light, by eye and mind. 'No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.' ~Terry Pratchett."

Further details on "Vervain" will be forthcoming.

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At The Gates Posts New Album Pre-Production Video

Ever since the melodic death metal pioneers in At The Gates announced a comeback studio album with the classic line-up from the "Slaughter Of The Soul" album (1995), the anticipation within the scene has been immense.

At The Gates is now in full pre-production mode and expects to be recording upcoming album, "At War With Reality," in June/July with a tentative release in October/November 2014 via Century Media Records worldwide.

The band has now launched a video featuring updates on the new material's pre-production process. Check it out below.

At The Gates will also be touring in support of "At War With Reality" throughout Europe together with label-mates Triptykon and Morbus Chron. Dates are available after the jump. More...

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Stream Of Passion Releases New Music Video

Dutch symphonic progressive metal act Stream of Passion, originally the creation of Ayreon's Arjen Anthony Lucassen, released a music video for the new track "A War of Our Own." The song is the title track of the band's new album which is self-released tomorrow, April 18th.

The track list for the album is:

1. Monster
2. A War of Our Own
3. The Curse (see lyric video)
4. Autophobia
5. Burning Star
6. For You
7. Exile
8. Delirio
9. Earthquake
10. Secrets
11. Don't Let Go
12. Out of the Darkness
13. The Distance Between Us (Digipack Bonus Track)

Check out "A War of Our Own" here: More...

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Amazon Streaming New Track "The Path"

Brazilian symphonic metal act Amazon is streaming the new track "The Path" from the band's upcoming new release "Rise." The release date for the album has not yet been announced, but it is the band's third and first album in four years (2010's "Nature's Last Ride"). The album was produced Sander Gommans (ex-After Forever/HDK/Trillium and Amanda Somerville (Avantasia/Trillium/HDK).

More information on the album is expected soon. Check out "The Path" here:

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God's Army Releases New Music Video

Traditional/classic metal act God's Army, the band featuring ex-Gallows Pole vocalist/bassist John A.B.C. Smith (ex-Scanner/Ex-At Vance), Hallowed guitarist Ian O'Sullivan and ex-Firewind drummer Mark Cross (ex-Helloween), released the new music video "Gods Must Be Crazy." The song appears on the upcoming self-titled debut album, which is set for release on May 23rd via Massacre Records.

Check out the video here:

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Sebastian Bach Posts New Lyric Video

Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach posted a lyric video for the new track "Taking Back Tomorrow." The track is from new studio album "Give'em Hell," which is set for release on April 22nd via Frontiers Records.

The track listing for the album is:

1. Hell Inside My Head
2. Harmony
3. All My Friends Are Dead
4. Temptation (see music video)
5. Push Away
6. Dominator
7. Had Enough
8. Gun To A Knife Fight
9. Rock N Roll Is A Vicious Game
10. Taking Back Tomorrow
11. Disengaged
12. Forget You

Check out "Taking Back Tomorrow" here: More...

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