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Metal News for April 19, 2013

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38 news articles posted on this day.

Abiotic To Miss Tonight's Show

Florida act Abiotic has checked in with the following statement about missing tonight's live show due to vehicle problems:

"We sincerely apologize to all of our fans and friends in Mississauga for being unable to make it to the show tonight. Our van is currently being repaired and we're stuck in Buffalo, NY.

"Please make sure to head out to the show and check out our boys in Dark Sermon and all of the sick locals on the bill!

"Montreal, we WILL be seeing you tomorrow!"

Abiotic was also nominated as one of the best newcomers of 2012 in our annual best-of awards. Remaining dates on the band's tour with Dark Sermon include: More...

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Furyon Splits With Guitarist

U.K. act Furyon has posted the following message online about parting ways with the band's guitar player:

"Furyon is sad to announce that guitarist Pat Heath is standing down from the band. We wish him all the best for the future. Furyon will be carrying on with writing and new members have been placed. News to follow."

Pat had this to say: "It's with a very heavy heart and a tear in my eye that I have decided to step down from my role as guitar player in Furyon. Furyon is a band that is made up of 100% genuine human beings, and naturally, there is no animosity whatsoever.

"I have had a blast in my four years in the project and depart with only fond memories, most of all the people who come out to the shows. I am constantly amazed by the fact that this band only ever seems to attract a really diverse and wonderful group of kind hearted and positive followers, all of whom I have been proud to meet and entertain.

"Please, you can always drop in and say hello at this location. Thank you to Furyon, Rock N Growl Management and of course, our crew Kev and Charlie."

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Break Of Aggression Signs With Cataclysmic Metal

Southern hard rock/metal act Break of Aggression has joined forces with Cataclysmic Metal Records for the release of an as-yet-untitled debut album. The label comments:

"Founded by frontman Brandon Maginley in 2011, BOA quickly became a rising force in Binghamton NY’s metal scene and recorded a 3-song demo at Nick Killmeier’s Crossfire Productions in Kirkwood NY, which achieved a very high ranking and praise on Roadrunner’s SignMeTo social network. Break of Aggression is:

Brandon Maginley – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Sean Fienbloom – Rhythm Guitar
Charlie Fienbloom – Bass
Ryan Striley – Drums

"The band will be returning to Crossfire Productions to complete work on the album, and they are very excited and have been waiting a long time for the opportunity to make the Break of Aggression album and finally get their music officially released. BOA look forward to breaking out of the studio with their album and returning to the stage beginning with a Big Bash CD Release Party.

"Cataclysmic Metal Records is proud to have such a great band added to the roster and look forward to getting BOA’s album out and booking some label showcases." More...

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Grime Streaming "Giving Up"

The evildoers at Cvlt Nation are currently soiling the lands with an exclusive track premiere of “Giving Up” from Italian sludge deviants Grime. Check out the song right here. The following press release was also issued about the track:

"The filthy little number comes courtesy of the band’s forthcoming new full-length 'Deteriorate.' The follow-up to their six-track self-released debut spews forth a severing platter of dirgy deliciousness fit for bong hitting, grave robbing and general acts of debauchery. Self-described as the sound of 'a decaying swamp filled with trash,' Grime’s slow, heavy groove is earnest and vicious; their gargantuan guitar riffs, sharp and crusted with rust. Recorded at Igloo Audiofactory in Italy by Enrico Baraldi and mixed and mastered by sound wizard Billy Anderson Deteriorate’s eight tracks reek of animosity and disgust! Fans of Iron Monkey, Noothgrush, Grief and Eyehategod, beware." More...

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Eye Of Deceit Streams New Single

Algerian act Eye of Deceit has posted a new single online titled "Desecration," which can be heard in the player below. The track will appear on an upcoming album, due for release later this year. For more inf on Eye of Deceit, head over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Symphony Of Malice Streaming Album Samples

Connecticut metal band Symphony Of Malice is streaming samples from its recent album "Judgement Day: The Aftermath" over on CD Baby. You can listen to previews of all ten tracks at that location. Guitarists Gus Sinaro and Joey Concepcion from the band have also posted a video upload of both of them doing a guitar playthrough of the track "Turn to Ashes," which is streaming below. Watch a guitar playthrough of the track "Endless Desolation" over at this location.

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Deathember Streaming New Album

Swedish groove metal act Deathember has released debut album "Going Postal" via Violent Groove Music Group. The album features 11 songs, two of which include guest appearances from Ralph Santolla (Deicide, Obituary, Iced Earth) and Daniel Ädel (Vildhjarta, Uneven Structure).

Detheamber comments on the guest appearances: "It was a huge honor for us to have Ralph and Daniel on two separate songs on the album. Ralph is one of the greatest metal guitarists of all time and Daniel's band Vildhjarta is one of the most important bands today in modern metal."

Give the full album a listen through Bandcamp or via the player available below. More...

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Black Autumn Signs To Rain Without End

Rain Without End Records has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Black Autumn:

"We are very pleased to announce that the German black/doom metal project Black Autumn has signed with Rain Without End Records.

"Black Autumn was originally reated as a black metal project in 1995 in the vein of Emperor, Satyricon and Ulver. Over the years the music has slowly evolved to include elements of doom, black, post-rock and ambient elecronica to create a unique blend of dark, atmospheric music. To date Black Autumn already has multiple releases including demos, splits, EP's and full lengths.

Black Autumn has joined the Rain Without End Records/Naturmacht Productions family with a long term deal that will see multiple future releases from the band. The first of these releases will be called 'Losing The Sun' which is planned for 2014.

"The album has been in the works since 2010 and you can hear an advanced sample of the new songs at the Black Autumn Bandcamp page here." More...

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Burial Vault Posts Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Catharsis" from the German melodic death metal band Burial Vault can be seen below. The track comes off the band's second full-length album "Incendium," which will be released on May 24th via Apostasy Records. The album was recorded at the Soundlodge Studio with producer Joerg Uken (Dew-Scented, Nightfall, God Dethroned a.o.)

"Incendium" is designed as a closed concept which is heavily inspired by parts of the classic dystopian novel "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury. Here, the quintet uses both the music as well as the texts as a medium to tell the transformation of a man in a near future from a blind follower to a critical opponent in four action-packed chapters.

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Telepathy Announces New Tour Dates

Between May 16th and May 31st Telepathy and Three Thrones will be hitting the road in Europe for 14 dates of pure riff worship.

With shows in Belgium, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic and Luxembourg, the tour will see Three Thrones providing an aural onslaught of U.K. doom/sludge and Telepathy bringing its own brand of progressive sludge and post-metal chaos to headline the tour. Dates are as follows:

16/05/2013: Hole In The Wall, Colchester W/ Limb (uk)
17/05/2013: Café Des Artes, La Louviere (be)
18/05/2013: Le Baron Vert, Mons (be)
19/05/2013: Vortex Music Club, Siegen (de)
20/05/2013: La Casa, Cottbus (de)
21/05/2013: Reil78, Halle (de)
23/05/2013: Tiefgrund, Berlin (de)
25/05/2013: Desdemona, Gdynia (pl)
26/05/2013: Klub Alive, Wroclaw (pl)
27/06/2013: In Decks, Warsaw (pl)
28/05/2013: Music Bar Jam, Opava (cz)
29/05/2013: Underground Rock Club, Poznan (pl) W/ Stoned Jesus
30/05/2013: U-boot, Bernburg (de)
31/05/2013: Venue Tbc, Luxembourg (lux) More...

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Agathodaimon Reveals "In Darkness" Artwork

Germany's Agathodaimon has checked in with the following update about releasing the new "In Darkness" album:

"As reported earlier, studio work is going fine, and we’re confident that all will be done until end of April. In case you might not know it yet: Release date for IN DARKNESS is set to the 28th of June!

"And hey, we finally can reveal the album cover... Artwork was done by Hicham Haddaji of Strychneen Studio, check out his other works at this location.

"So far, the basic recordings are done. What’s left? Fine tuning, some details here and there, and of course the mix! Well, how will the new album sound like, you might ask? In a word, awesome. Yes, that’s what YOU decide in the end. But we’re sure it has a lot of killer songs, and we did step into the right direction- though it’s also a step backwards. Back to the roots, to be clear.

"We collectively felt that PHOENIX reached a point that’s as far as we can go, without denying our roots. So we summoned the spirit of the old times (of course without trying to pretend it’s 1995).
What does that mean? We put focus on atmosphere and got rid of elements which did not fit to our vision. To summarize, I’d say it’s less technical, but more dense, coming rather from the heart than our heads.. sounds strange maybe, but you’ll get it once you’ll hear the first songs. More...

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Eyeconoclast Posts Full New Album Online

The brand new release from Italian death metal quintet Eyeconoclast, “Drones of the Awakening,” is out now. You can listen to a stream of the entire album via Terrorizer or through the player below. Catch the band live:

4/19 Pistoia, IT – Pianeta Melos #
4/20 Romagnano Sesia No, IT – Rock & Roll Arena #
5/18 Bologna, IT – Caos Rock Club
5/31 Rome, IT – Traffic Live Club
# with Cryptopsy, Cattle Decapitation & Decrepit Birth More...

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Negator Streams Full New Album

“Gates To The Pantheon,” the blistering new record by German blackened death quintet Negator, is now streaming via Terrorizer.com. Check out the tracks right here or in the palyer below.

The album — which features the vocals of Nachtgarm (ex-Dark Funeral) — will be released digitally in North America on April 23rd to coincide with its European release through Viva Hate Records; a physical release on CD will follow on May 14th. More...

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Ævangelist Signs With Debemur Morti

U.S. act Ævangelist has checked in with the following brief announcement about signing a new record deal:

"Ævangelist signs to Debemur Morti Productions. Let this be the commencement of dire labors in harmony with the howling aether in the emptiness of space. Cognition of destiny."

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Nordheim Streaming New Song

Canada's Nordheim has posted the song "Soulblood" online, which can be heard below. The track comes off new album "Refill," due out April 20th in Canada and early May elsewhere. The track listing is as follows:

1. Ov Frost and Ice
2. Mask of the Banned One
3. Get Drunk or Die Tryin'
4. Watch the Raven Die
5. Under a Crying Storm
6. The Grief
7. Winter's Dawn
8. As Shadows Pass By
9. Soulblood More...

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Space Mirrors Comments On New Album

Space Mirrors has checked in with the following statement about the band's upcoming "The Other Gods" album:

"The new Space Mirrors album 'The Other Gods' is the second in the 'Cosmic Horror' series inspired by the stories of H.P. Lovecraft. It is a wonderful blend of dynamic space rock, prog metal and classic hard rockwith influences not only from Hawkwind but also Blue Öyster Cult, Eloy and Black Sabbath! 'The Other Gods' shows a further development in terms of sound and musicians' line-up with the recruitment of Claudio Tirincanti (Blaze Bayley, Tim 'Ripper' Owens, etc.) to play all drums and Gabriel Monticello (Spaceseed, Albany Symphony Orchestra, etc.) to play bass on all songs.

"Sparky Simmons (Acid FM) recorded most of the guitars and Fabio Bartolini (Hate Profile) played guitars on one song. Martyr Lucifer delivered his best vocals’ performance to date. Bless (Hortus Animae) recorded some wonderful piano. Cyndee Lee Rule provided a violin string section and Dr. James Hodkinson (Shadowlight, Pre-Med) played mellotron and moog. The legendary Nik Turner (Hawkwind’s co-founder, Space Ritual, etc.) once more recorded sax and flute.

"Everything was done under the coordination of keyboardist Alisa Coral, the creator of Space Mirrors. Artwork and 12-page booklet were again created by Kevin Sommers. Space Mirrors again confirmed its international status by having in its ranks musicians from Italy, USA, UK and Russia!" More...

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Noumena Releases New Music Video

Noumena has released a new music video for "Sleep," which can be viewed below and comes off the "Death Walks With Me" album. The track listing is as follows:

1. Handful of Dust
2. Play Dead
3. Sleep
4. Death Walks with Me
5. Let It Run Red
6. The Storm
7. Mysteries of Motion
8. Nothing
9. Only the Silent
10. Season of Suffocation
11. Sundown

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Dark Buddha Rising Announces "Dakhmandal"

Svart Records has confirmed June 7th as the international release date for Dark Budda Rising's "Dakhmandal." The following press release was issued:

"Due to the nature of the work, the oppressive and circular Dakhmandal will be released primarily as a triple 12" EP, but will also be available on CD and digital download. Drenched in deep mystery, Dark Buddha Rising is a Finnish occult psychedelic drone-doom metal group with no biographical information available.

"Described by Roadburn Festival as 'sprawling dirge of doom metal and myriad cryptic incantations luring the listener into a trance of doom-induced sensory depravation,' the band has released three self-financed full-length albums (Ritual IX, Entheomorphosis, Abyssolute Transfinite) on vinyl only. More...

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Allerjen Breaking Up

U.K. act Allerjen has posted the following message online about calling it quits and lining up a final show:

"This is not easy to say, so here it goes..... After over 10 amazing years and many, many gigs up and down the UK, Allerjen are sad to announce that the band is calling it a day. The decision comes after much thought, many conversations and is certainly a mutual split, definitely not down to 'musical differences.'

"The most important thing about Allerjen has been the people and friendship, and that's how it'll stay! It's probably how we've outlasted most bands on the scene! Always best to leave on a high and nothing will ever top a Download Festival appearance to be honest, and was a day that none of us will ever forget.

"We do, of course, have many people/bands to thank for their help/support/friendship over the years so hold yer breath, here goes!

"All the love and support of our long suffering Allerjen widows over the years, our wives and girlfriends. The massive support of one guy since the beginning - Sir Luke Hayhurst Take a bow! The guys in Jusure/A Moment Lost, especially Louis Jeffries and Matt Matt Matt Matt Matt Jackson. The amazing Man Must Die. Kim Bell, thanks for all the support! All the chaps in Sevenyearsdead/Subhuman Race Pete, Jez, Nuno and G. Two of the greatest bands ever to grace the Metal scene, and very good friends The Inbreds and FourWayKill. Mike Hyslop and Stephen Lambert of the mighty Scumface. The Damnation Festival organisers, Jim Beerman and everyone involved with Beermageddon. The fans, the people who bought merch and gave us your hard earned money! And finally........Anyone we've missed, sorry, just anyone helped the Aller-train keep rollin'. Thank you! More...

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Evile Announces Record Show Day Performance

Evile is celebrating this year's Record Store Day with a number of treats for fans, including an intimate live show at Crash Records in Leeds tomorrow - Saturday, April 20th.

The band will be performing live in the store at 4PM. Evile is also releasing a split 7" picture disc with Swedish death metal legends Entombed, featuring the classic 1990 track, "Drowned", along with Evile's 2012 cover version. Evile drummer Ben Carter recently commented:

"Evile are looking forward to making some stupidly heavy noise at Crash Records in Leeds on Saturday, 20th April in support of Record Store Day! We're going to start destroying ears at 4pm, so make sure to get in early as space will be VERY limited! We guarantee this show will be utter carnage and something very different than the norm. We can't wait to see how a circle pit will work in a record store and need our fans there to show us! To mark the occasion, we'll be selling our new exclusive 7" split of our cover of Entombed's 'Drowned', with Entombed's original on the flipside. All this is to show support to indie retailers, so get yer asses down to Crash and show your support for the old school!!!" More...

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Immolation Posts "Kingdom Of Conspiracy" Teaser

A new teaser trailer has been posted online for the upcoming Immolation album "Kingdom Of Conspiracy," due out May 14th (US) and May 10th (EU). Check out the clip below. The track listing for the album is:

1. Echoes Of Despair
2. Keep The Silence
3. Kingdom Of Conspiracy
4. Serving Divinity
5. The Great Sleep
6. Indoctrinate (streaming here)
7. A Spectacle of Lies
8. God Complex
9. Bound To Order
10. All That Awaits More...

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Orchid Posts New Trailer For Upcoming Album

San Francisco-based doom rockers Orchid have released a video trailer featuring bass player Keith Nickel talking about his musical influences and its effect on the upcoming album, "The Mouths Of Madness."

Check out the clip below, or watch the previous clip featuring guitarist Mark Thomas Baker at this location. "The Mouths Of Madness" is due out April 26th, 2013 via Nuclear Blast.

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Fleshgod Apocalypse Working On New Album

Italian symphonic death metal act Fleshgod Apocalypse is currently working on a third full-length with producer Stefano Morabito at 16th Cellar Studio. Cristiano Trionfera (guitar, vocals) states:

"We are tracking guitars now, and the result is amazing... Stefano is nailing it and we know the album will sound incredibly powerful."

Tommaso Riccardi (guitar, vocals) commented: "The concept of this album is based on the myth of the Labyrinth of Knossos and every character related to it. We focused on the philological aspect in order to represent all the elements of the classic world and, through a manic and meticolous research, we managed to create a metaphor with our times, as the maze can be associated with the endless search for what we really are. We're sure you will be stunned by this as much as we are.” More...

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Autopsy Reveals New Album Details

July 2nd will mark the return of Autopsy, the U.S. master of brutality, with the band's sixth studio opus of horror and all-out madness, "The Headless Ritual," on Peaceville Records. The following press release was issued about the album:

"Featuring the returning quartet of Chris Reifert, Eric Cutler, Danny Coralles, and Joe Trevisano, The Headless Ritual is a relentless monster of violent and brutal death metal mastery delivered in the unmistakable Autopsy style of chaotic riffing, insane solos and doom-filled interludes, all served with the band's unhinged brand of vocal sickness. The album was recorded and mixed April 2013 at Fantasy Studios, San Francisco, Calif. with Adam Munoz, and features cover artwork by renowned artist Joe Petagno (Motörhead, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin)."

Said drummer/vocalist Chris Reifert, "Expect nothing less than the monstrous brutality that Autopsy has been known to offer. Laurels will not be rested upon, trends will not be followed and mercy will not be shown. Mark your calendars for June and pick out a coffin to lie down and die in. Darkness and death await..."

1. Slaughter at Beast House
2. Mangled Far Below
3. She is a Funeral
4. Coffin Crawlers
5. When Hammer Meets Bone
6. Thorns and Ashes
7. Arch Cadaver
8. Flesh Turns to Dust
9. Running from the Goathead
10. The Headless Ritual More...

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Orator Signs With Pulverised Records

Pulverised Records has announced the signing of death/thrash band Orator from Bangladesh. Formed in 2008, Orator has so far released one 7" EP, a live demo tape and one full-length album entitled "Kapalgnosis." After the release of that album earlier this year on Armée De La Mort Records, the band decided to get straight to work on the follow up. The yet-to-be-titled second full-length will contain nothing but straight up old-school death thrashing Tandava in the vein of their debut. Orator plans to release the album by 2014.

And as the band states: "We are presently working on new songs and we look forward to revealing them in our second album through Pulverised Records. More announcements on the upcoming album will follow in the course of time. Orator forms this mighty pact with Pulverised Records to bring its old-school Death Metal Aghori cult to a whole different level of existence both locally and internationally. The band therefore looks forward to a long and successful relation with the mighty Pulverised Records."

Pulverised Records A&R manager Calvin further commented: "This was totally unexpected. In all honesty, no one would have imagined in their wildest dreams that there is much of an extreme scene in Bangladesh. Orator basically decimated all forms of sensibility and logic that we knew (or lack thereof) in the Bangladeshi Metal scene and ripped our faces off with their debut 'Kapalgnosis!' We can't seem to stop raving about Orator and are convinced that Orator is easily on par with the death/thrash metal legends and greats of our time. Those who have embraced the intensity and savagery of the early 90's death metal will instantly dig Orator!" More...

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Sarke Postpones Album Release

Originally announced for a May release, Sarke has now revealed the band's new album is being pushed back to next year. The following message was posted on the band's Facebook profile:

"We are sorry to inform you that 'Aruagint' has been postponed and will be released in 2014 and not May 2013! It simply needs to be timed with some other upcoming cool stuff. More info later."

The track listing will be as follows:

01. Jaunt of the Obsessed
02. Jodau Aura
03. Ugly
04. Strange Pungent Odyssey
05. Walls of Ru
06. Salvation
07. Skeleton Sand
08. Icon Usurper
09. Rabid Hunger More...

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Imprecation Streaming Two Album Tracks

Pioneers of early 90's death metal Imprecation have risen to once again burn the true meaning of Texas Death Metal into the minds of the masses with the long-awaited release of their first full-length, "Satanae Tenebris Infinita," coming out on Dark Descent Records. The album will be in stores and distros worldwide on June 25th and is now available for pre-order on CD and vinyl at the Dark Descent Records Webstore.

Hailing from Texas, Imprecation have been firmly entrenched in the underground since its inception in 1991. The early 90s saw the band release a couple of acclaimed demos and an EP (Drowned Records) followed by a compilation of material in 1995 titled "Theurgia Goetia Summa" on Repulse Records (later reissued several times). Not long after this essential death metal compilation, the band went on hiatus until its resurrection in 2009.

"Satanae Tenebris Infinita" is definitely not a departure from IMPRECATION's earlier style but a continuation of the destiny that was interrupted due to the band's break back in 1998. The album is 40 minutes in length with cover art from long-time ally, Mr. Chris Moyen (Abominant, Incantation). Album tracks "From Beyond the Fiery Temples" is streaming below, while "Blood Dominion" can be found streaming at this location. Vocalist David Herrara recently spoke with Brett Stevens of DeathMetal.org about the band's return to glory. Read the interview here.

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Lantern Streaming Album Track

Finnish black/death metal entity Lantern will release its recently completed debut full-length, "Below," on Dark Descent Records this summer. The album will be in stores on June 25th and available for pre-order on CD, black vinyl and red vinyl via the Dark Descent Records Webstore.

After letting the dust of their acknowledged 2011 EP "Subterranean Effulgences," Lantern has returned to deliver a new slab of dark and atmospheric death metal performed in the ancient vein. Compiling seven strongly distinct macabre tales and covering thirty-eight minutes, artwork for "Below" comes courtesy of Alexander Brown (Vorum, Mitochondrian, et. al.). Album track "Entrenching Presences," which has been streaming on youtube, is posted below.

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Dark Design Signs To Heaven & Hell Records

Thrash band Dark Design from Raleigh, North Carolina has recently signed with Heaven & Hell Records for the release of its debut, "Prey for the Future." Since early 2010 Dark Design, comprised of members Ray Lewis (guitar), Mike Joyner (guitar), Andrew Bertrand (vocals), and rhythm section Matt (bass) and Robbie Mercer (drums), have built a strong fan base in their local metal scene.

They played the 2012 Warriors of Metal Festival in Ohio while in the process of working on the debut album. The band is currently finishing up the recording with John E. Wooten (Widow U.S) and is now in the final mix down. Mastering is set to be done by Jamie King at The Basement Studios, with release set for late summer or early fall. Check out three tracks that Dark Design has been streaming over at reverbnation below in the player.

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Birth A.D. Posts Another Track

Texas crossover maniacs Birth A.D. have released another new song off their full-length debut, "I Blame You." The tune, "Cause Problems" is currently pissing people off at this location. "I Blame You" is being released through the newly launched Unspeakable Axe Records via the label's partnership with Dark Descent Records. The album is set to be in stores by late May or can be ordered directly through the label.

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Trials Streaming New Track

GunShyAssassin.com has hooked with Chicago's Trials for the premier of "Blueprints of Metaphor" off the band's upcoming release, "In the Shadow of Swords." Check out "Blueprints of Metaphor" at this location. Friday, April 19th, Trials will take the stage at The Cobra Lounge in Chicago for the In the Shadow of Swords Record Release Party. Afterimage, The Blank Standard and Malicious Resolve will also be on the bill.

"In the Shadow of Swords" is the first Trials recording to feature guitarist Ryan Bruchert (ex-Hewhocorrupts), who joined the band last year. The album will be offered in digital and CD formats. The digital version includes a ripping cover of Judas Priest's "Jawbreaker" as a bonus track, while the CD release will feature an additional Trials song, "Spirit Leaves," as a bonus. Recording took place at Wall 2 Wall Studios in Chicago and at Trials' home studio with mixing and mastering courtesy of Lasse Lammert at LSD Studios in Lübeck, Germany. The album's artwork was done by Chris Angelucci with Mark Sugar and Usha Rajbhandari.

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Mercenary Posts Studio Diary Part II

Danish modern metal act Mercenary posted the second in a series of in studio videos featuring the recordings for the new album, yet untitled, which is due out on July 26, 2013 via Noiseart Records. More details on the album are expected soon. The first report can still be viewed over at this location.

Check out part two here:

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Starkill Posts "Fires Of Life" Trailer

Chicagoland-based Starkill has now launched an album teaser for upcoming album, "Fires of Life." Due out April 30th in North America and May 13th in Europe via Century Media Records, "Fires of Life" is both lyrically and musically overlain in medieval fantasy-themed battles, mythology, and destruction.

After the album is released, Starkill will head out on tour with Hypocrisy, Krisiun, Aborted, and Arsis. The band will also be playing a few headlining and supporting shows after the stint on the trek. See below for all upcoming tour dates. For more info on the album and tour, check out our recent interview with Starkill right here. More...

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Amorphis Posts "Hopeless Days" Music Video

Amorphis posted a preview new music video for the track "Hopeless Days." The track appears on the band's new LP "Circle," which is out today in Europe, April 22nd (UK), and April 30th (North America) via Nuclear Blast Records (a review of the album can be found over at this location).

Check out "Hopeless Days" here:

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Broken Hope Announces New Album Title

Broken Hope has revealed the title of the band's 6th studio release as "Omen of Disease." The album title - created by chief lyricist, Jeremy Wagner - is also an actual album track, which marks the first official Broken Hope "title track" since the 1991 debut album, "Swamped in Gore."

Jeremy Wagner comments about this upcoming release: "Some time ago, a festering death metal prophecy indicated something sick and brutal was coming back from the dead. The malignant signs became evident when Broken Hope first resurrected from the grave and then went on tour. A more sinister foreboding followed when Broken Hope wrote a new death metal album for the world to hear. Today, I'm a harbinger, here to alert everyone of a 'death metal omen' that is upon us... I speak of the new Broken Hope album, 'Omen of Disease.' The album title itself reeks of a musical offering that is nothing short of gruesome. 'Omen of Disease' will be released to infect everyone worldwide this summer. I promise: this death metal album is a most savage, feral, pestilential, and lethal creation. You've been warned..."

"Omen of Disease" was recorded between two studios: drums were exclusively recorded at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI with engineer Chris Wisco, and the remaining bulk of the album was completed at Mercenary Digital Studios in Zion, IL with engineer Scott Creekmore. "Omen of Disease" is slated for a worldwide release in late summer 2013 via Century Media Records. Catch the band live:

May 21st: Le Korigan -- 2422 Avenue Fortune Ferrini, 13080 AIx-en-Provence (Luynes), France
May 23rd: Extremefest -- Flugplatz Schwarze Heide, Schwarze Heide 14, 46569 Hünxe, Germany
May 25th: Maryland Death Fest 2013 -- 407 E. Saratoga Street Baltimore, Maryland

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Quest Of Aidance Announces Debut Full Length

Swedish death metal act Quest of Aidance announced that the band's first full length LP will be entitled "Misanthropic Propaganda" and is expected this year (no date announced). The band features Solution .45 vocalist Christian Älvestam (Ex-Scar Symmetry), who is co-vocalist and guitarist of the band.

The track list and album artwork for "Misanthropic Propaganda" is as follows:

1. A New Storm Rising (Instrumental)
2. Seething Voids
3. Deadly Viral Strain
4. To No Avail
5. Section 34
6. Anyx
7. Dimout
8. Sothis Allegro (Instrumental)
9. Red Dust
10. Spawnlayer
11. Sirian Breed
12. Like Shadowing Suns
13. The 5th Column
14. Doom Reactor More...

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Black Sabbath Streaming New Track "God Is Dead?"

Legendary metal act Black Sabbath is streaming the first single from the forthcoming "13" LP. The track "God Is Dead?" can be heard below and is available as an immediate download through iTunes by pre-ordering the full release.

"13" is scheduled for release on June 11th, 2013 via Vertigo Records. The album makes the first to feature Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler since the 1978 album "Never Say Die."

The track list for "13" is:

1. End of the Beginning
2. God Is Dead?
3. Loner
4. Zeitgeist
5. Age of Reason
6. Live Forever
7. Damaged Soul
8. Dear Father
9. Methademic
10. Peace of Mind
11. Pariah

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Lothlöryen Posts New Lyric Video

Brazilian metal act Lothlöryen posted a new lyric video for the track "Unfinished Fairytale." The song will appear on the band's upcoming LP "Some Ways Back Some More," which will be available in second half of 2013 via Power Prog Records.

More information on the new album is expected shortly. Check out the video here:

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