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Metal News for May 20, 2012

Last updated on September 26, 2021 at 6:27 AM ET

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10 news articles posted on this day.

Putrid Pile Streaming New Song

With its new release "Blood Fetish" due out on Sevared Records on June 1st, Putrid Pile has given us a glimpse of the new album by streaming the title track. Check it out below in upload form. The new DVD "Live at Obscene Extreme 2011" is also due out the same day. Putrid Pile mastermind Shaun LaCanne has also revealed a new live date at the Eisenwahn Festival in Germany on the 28th of July along with Kataklysm, Keep of Kalessin, Aborted, Warbringer, Entombed, Triptycon, Condemned, Origin, Prostitute Disfigurement, Decapitated and many more. Check out a video interview with Shaun at this location.

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This Or The Apocalypse Issues Album Update

This or the Apocalypse has checked in with the following update about the band's upcoming new album and tour plans:

"To answer the lack of news on the new record: Rather than spending time trying to craft an update that skirts around the questions all clever, I'll put it this way: When we release an album, we tour it relentlessly.

"For this next record, we wanted to wait until we could dedicate a year of our life, uninterrupted, into touring these songs and shouting down stupid mosh fights. It'd be awesome to release songs and show everyone, but it's just not good for the release.

"Rick had a pretty heavy surgery, Grant had to leave the band for health reasons, Jack/Rod/Matt wanted to save up and buy new rigs of gear, and years of touring on our own check had added up to the point where being home a few months actually seemed like the healthiest and best decision for the band and our families.

"We're not just dudes that crash on couches and ask kids to send us 5 bucks on paypal. We haven't been completely inactive, either. Our recent Canadian headliner tour with TWWK and BOAK was an incredible time, despite our van tanking out for 5 days, we even made it to the front page of reddit.com finding rides from show to show.

"The waiting is done and we're finally lining up our home for the next record. This year is going to be huge for us: Expect some amazing art from our best friend Sol Amstutz, new songs with material that reach as far back as to satisfy fans of our 2005 self-released albums, music videos, funny rants from Rick, all of that. TOTA fans, we miss you guys. See you soon."

You can also check out a pre-production clip of the band working on new material at this location.

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Symbolica Posts New Music Video

Brazilian power metal band Symbolica, featuring vocalist Gus Monsanto (Adagio/Revolution Renaissance/Lord of Mushrooms) and drummer Marcelo Moreira (Almah, Burning Hell), has posted the band's first music video for the track "Enjoy the Ride." The song will appear on the band's yet untitled debut LP, which is due out this month.

Check out "Enjoy the Ride" here:

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Marduk Show Shut Down For "Preaching Satanism"

Marduk has issued the following statement about having the band's appearance in Minsk, Belarus cancelled due to the band being "an affront to Christian values:"

"The Prosecutor General’s Office has banned Swedish black metal band Marduk from playing a show in Minsk, Belarus.

"Pavel Radzivonaw, a departmental head at the Prosecutor General’s Office, told reporters on Monday that Marduk’s concert, scheduled for May 22, would not take place. 'The band preaches Satanism, which has nothing to do with art,' he says. 'This is an affront to Christian values, they preach the ideas of death, of the Third Reich.'

"The other bands that were scheduled to appear with Marduk at the Re:Public club — including Kataklysm and Vader — will be allowed to perform. Radzivonaw warned the show may be stopped if the performances involve violations of laws.

"I wonder who's really pushing for the Third Reich ideas here..."

You can also read the original news story reporting the issue at Naviny.by. In other Marduk news, the band will be releasing new album "Serpent Sermon" on June 5th in North America and in Europe on May 28th, 2012. Check out the recently posted music video of "Souls For Belial" at this location.

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Code 3-7 Streaming New Single

Brazil's Code 3-7 has uploaded a new single titled "In Activation," which is set to appear on the band's upcoming full-length album "Main Entrance." Check out the track in the player below. A teaser trailer for the album is also available at this location.

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Diabolos Dust Recruits New Guitarist

According to a press release from Massacre Records, Germany's Diabolos Dust is now a five-piece band, as the group has just announced the addition of a second guitar player.

Dario Brunner recently joined Diabolos Dust and was officially introduced as new band member at the Metalheadz Open Air in Germany earlier this month.

Diabolos Dust is:

Jürgen Dachl (vocals)
Anton Lini (guitars)
Dario Brunner (guitars)
Roland Zehrer (bass)
Stefan Fesser (drums)

For more info on Diabolos Dust, check out the band's Facebook profile.

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Early Seasons Posts Linkin Park Cover

French act Early Seasons has posted a cover online of Linkin Park's song "Papercut," which can be heard in the YouTube player below.

To hear more music from Early Seasons, head over to the band's Facebook profile or pick up the "And the World Stops" EP at iTunes. You can also watch the band's previously posted video clip for "Surrender" at this location.

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Mordbrand Posts Teaser

Swedish death metal band Mordbrand has posted a video preview of its upcoming two-song 7" "Kolumbarium," which will be released on Deathgasm records in June. Since forming in 2006, Mordbrand has put out a split release with Evoke and another split this year with Bombs of Hades. In 2011 the band issued its full-length "Necropsychotic." Listen to a few more tunes from the band over on ReverbNation and check out the tracklisting of both songs on the new "Kolumbarium" 7" below.

01. Consume Them
02. Let Them Slumber

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Ulcerate's Gear Stolen In New York

New Zealand's Ulcerate, which is scheduled to play the upcoming Maryland Death Fest, has issued the following statement about the band being robbed in New York:

"We had our van broken into in New York last night at our accom. We've lost all our guitar gear (preamps, effects units), some drum equipment, stage banner and all of Svart Crown's merch was also ripped off.

"We're going to keep going but this is a fucking terrible start. We had phenomenal shows in Philadelphia and NYC last night so this is an absolute kick in the fucking teeth."

You can find a list of upcoming Ulcerate tour dates by heading over to the band's Facebook profile here.

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Sunday Old School: Slaughter

Slaughter was (and still is for some) a guilty pleasure. A band spawned from the eighties, Mark Slaughter and company enjoyed major, but brief success with both “heavy” tracks as well as the all important power ballad. It wasn’t always pretty, but it was always Slaughter!

Formed in Las Vegas, Slaughter came in at the height of the glam metal movement. Mark Slaughter (vocals/guitar) and Dana Strum (bass) from Vinnie Vincent Invasion started Slaughter and recruited guitarist Tim Kelly and drummer Blas Elias. In 1990 they released the album “Stick It to Ya,” yielding immediate success with singles “Up All Night”, “Fly to the Angels”, and “Spend My Life.” Soon after they recorded the song “Shout it Out” for the movie soundtrack, “Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey,” once again receiving heavy airplay on the radio and video plays on MTV. More...

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