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Metal News for May 8, 2012

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37 news articles posted on this day.

The Reticent Releasing Third Album

After a four year wait and a brief time of disbanding, The Reticent is coming back with its third album of progressive and experimental music, "Le Temps Detruit Tout." On May 29th, Heaven and Hell Records will release this follow up to 2008's "Amor Mortem Mei Erit." Now based out of North Carolina, The Reticent's sole member, composer and multi-instrumentalist Chris "Mordrid" Hathcock promises that the album will challenge the listener both intellectually and emotionally. Check out a couple of promo teasers streaming for "Le Temps Detruit Tout" below, which feature the cover art of the album, as well as the track listing below.

01. Nihil
02. In Pursuit of Redemption
03. Mutually Assured Destruction
04. Enemy
05. Lie to Me
06. Silence
07. Le Tenia
08. Patience
09. Nihil Ex Nihilo

bonus tracks:

10. With Folded Arms
11. Losing My Religion

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Bible Of The Devil Streaming New Song

Chicago rockers Bible of the Devil have just unleashed "For the Love of Thugs and Fools" in North America via Cruz Del Sur Records. For the release of the album, Decibel Magazine has posted an exclusive stream of the song "Sexual Overture/While You Were Away" on the DeciBlog. Go here to listen. The band is currently on the road in support of the album on the In Raw We Trust tour, which kicked off at the beginning of May and runs until May 19th.


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Allegaeon Posts Lyric Video Online

Allegaeon has completed a lyric video for "Behold (God I Am)" from the band's latest album, "Formshifter" (reviewed here). The video, which was animated by Josh Knoff, features elements from the "Formshifter" cover art. Check out the video below.

In January 2012, Allegaeon traveled to Southern California and entered Lambesis Studios with Daniel Castleman (As I Lay Dying, Impending Doom, Carnifex, Winds of Plague) to record "Formshifter."

The band also has the following upcoming tour dates:

05/17 Denver, CO The Marquis Theater
05/18 Ft. Collins, CO Hodi's Half Note
07/28 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro Operahouse w/ Decrepit Birth - B.A.M.F. More...

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Gun Barrel Streaming Entire Album

Massacre Records will release the newest album from German dirty rock 'n rollers Gun Barrel, entitled "Brace For Impact," in North America on May 22nd. The following press release was also issued:

"Since their year-2000 formation, Gun Barrel have pulverized their fans and music critics like with their uncompromising style of metallic rock and their raging on-stage attitude. Following a steady flow of releases via respected labels like SPV and Limb Music over the past decade the band signed with Germany's Massacre Records for the 2012 release of their fifth full-length studio release, Brace For Impact.

"With nearly fifty minutes of Gun Barrel's thundering approach in its holster, Brace For Impact bears eleven hard-hitting tracks, and is the first release from the band to feature new vocalist Patrick Sühl. The change in the vocal guard gave the entire band a new surge of energy, which shows trough in every song. The band recorded the album recorded in their own studio, and had it mixed by Yenz Leonhardt (Iron Savior, Savage Circus, Stormwarrior) and mastered by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Jorn, TNT), and commissioned the cover artwork to Steve Santana (Harley Davidson, Powerwolf)."

You can stream "Brace For Impact" in its entirety through the player below or at the Gun Barrel Bandcamp page. The track listing is as follows:

1. No Survival On Arrival
2. Brace For Impact
3. Dancing On Torpedoes
4. Books Of Live
5. Start A Riot
6. Stand Your Ground
7. Diamond Bullets
8. With Might And Main
9. The Wild Hunt
10. Turbölence & Decadence
11. Big Taboo More...

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West Of Hell Streaming Entire New Album

Vancouver, BC act West of Hell’s new full-length album, "Spiral Empire," hits stores today. The record is available for purchase now at iTunes, Amazon, and other digital retailers, but if you order your copy of "Spiral Empire" from Reversed Records, you will instantly receive the album as a digital download as well. For those that want to listen before they buy, the record is also available for streaming at the band’s official Soundcloud page for a limited time. The album can also be heard in the player below.

Bassist Jordan Kemp states, “In this band, we all write, contributing to each other’s ideas and hashing out riffs. Hell, we'll re-write something three or four times until we're all satisfied its 100 percent killer! That's why there's not a dull moment on this record. It sounds unique yet classic. Makes me wanna drink beer and party! Play it fuckin' LOUD!”

“This is an album that has surpassed expectation. Fuelled by beer and anger, this record is an answer to the castrated state of popular music. It is truly an exercise in dragging tradition and force into a soulless, dying music industry,” states vocalist Chris “The Heathen” Valagao.

“Listening to this album from start to finish, I'm totally stoked with the whole thing,” adds Kemp. “It's not like one of those albums that all the songs start sounding too alike. When you put it on, you'll be banging your head right through till it’s done!”

"Spiral Empire" was recorded at The Factory Studios in Vancouver and is produced by Juno Award winning engineer Rob Shallcross (Strapping Young Lad, GWAR, Zimmers Hole, Fear Factory). West of Hell is currently on the road in Canada, with upcoming dates as follows:

5/8 – Sault Ste Marie, ON @ The Canadian Night Club
5/9 - Sudbury, ON @ The Serbian Centre Bar
5/11 - Montreal, QB @ The Underworld
5/12 - Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
5/16 - Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
5/18 - Edmonton, AB @ New City (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/24 - Canmore, AB @ Canmore Hotel (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/25 - Kelowna, BC @ Level Nite Club (Family event with Cocaine Moustache)
5/26 –Victoria, BC@ Church of 13 Flames Privet Bash (Family event with Cocaine Moustache) More...

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Antagonist A.D. Streaming New Song

Antagonist A.D. has premiered the song "Violence" online from the upcoming album "Nothing From No One." Check out the song in the player below. "Nothing From No One" is set to hit stores on July 3rd through Mediaskare Records.

“The new album steps in a more personal direction than our previous releases,” stated vocalist Sam Crocker. “There are still the usual themes you can expect from Antagonist A.D. with songs about animal rights, consumerism & apathy, but where it differs is dealing with anxiety, depression – feelings of alienation. I think for me, being from a tiny town on a small isolated island at bottom of the world I really started to feel that isolation – the lyrics have been a lot more therapeutic than anything I have written before.”

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Shadows Fall Posts New Album Track-By-Track Video

Shadows Fall frontman Brian Fair has teamed up with Metalinjection.net to talk about the first third of the band's upcoming release, "Fire From The Sky," which is due out May 15th on Razor and Tie. Check out the video at this location or in the player below.

You can also pre-order the album with bonus content on iTunes, or listen to the song "Divide and Conquer" online through Altpress.

The track listing for "Fire From The Sky" is as follows:

1. The Unknown
2. Divide And Conquer
3. Weight Of The World
4. Nothing Remains
5. Fire From The Sky
6. Save Your Soul
7. Blind Faith
8. Lost Within
9. Walk The Edge
10. The Wasteland More...

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Moonspell Explains New Album "Alpha Noir"

The Portuguese Gothic metal masters in Moonspell have now released their latest opus "Alpha Noir" (reviewed here), which was conceived as a double album alongside the companion piece "Omega White."

Just prior to the album's release, I got in contact with front man Fernando Ribeiro and we had a candid chat about the change in direction on "Alpha Noir" from previous album "Night Eternal," as well as the four year gap between the releases. Discussing how fans have reacted to the band's music and why the group changes sound over time, Ribeiro commented, "With a band, the past is just one of your influences, and the spectrum is actually way broader. Moonspell is always provoking people to say what we did in the past was the best and that’s something we have to live with... The crowd sees from the outside and we’re seeing it from the inside, so I think we always try for every album to have a quality concept and a vision of a story to tell, and 'Alpha Noir' is another page in the book. This is a chapter in the book where the action goes a little faster and it goes to a different place, and that’s the way I see Moonspell."

Below you can find Fernando's thoughts on how European metal bands from the '90s tend to have a different outlook on music, working with new label Napalm Records, and creating the "Lickanthrope" music video. More...

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Machinergy Posts New EP Teaser

Portugal's Machinergy has posted a teaser trailer online for the band's new EP. Check out the "Rhythm Between Sounds" teaser trailer below. For more info on Machinergy, head over to the band's official website here.

The band also previously commented on the EP:

"We’re on full power working on our next release 'Rhythm Between Sounds,' scheduled to be out soon. What we can say for now is that it will be a different presentation of a record. Initially, we recorded 4 new songs ('1988,' 'Machinevil,' 'Trapollution,' and 'Dynamica') for an EP but because Machinergy likes to push the envelope, 'Rhythm Between Sounds' started to evolve for something slightly different! We’re working hard on this one but we’re sure it will be welcomed by all metal maniacs, in particular the Portuguese metal crowd. Cheers and stay tunned!"

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Pit Stories: The Chicken Guy

Every week we continue our ongoing quest to get the best pit stories from metal shows. This week Dying Fetus checked in with us to share the following story from the Metal Alliance tour about meeting the "chicken guy" at Sonar in Baltimore:

The Metal Alliance tour came to Baltimore at a club called Sonar. The tour had been going well and the pits were killer for our set. We all come from Maryland so playing Sonar was always a show to look forward to.

When ever you play at Sonar or in the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area you see the chicken guy. I don’t know this guys name but I know his look. He wears a chicken costume to every show in the area. The chicken guy is killing it in the pit for all our shows. You cant miss the guy crowd surfing. This guy even gets applause from the crowd. Way to be chicken guy cant wait to see you again!

Dying Fetus will be releasing new album "Reign Supreme" this coming June 19th, 2012 via Relapse Records. The band will also be hitting the road throughout the entire summer, icluding an appearance at Maryland Death Fest as well as the "18 Nights of Blood Tour" in North America with label mates Revocation and Six Feet Under.

Be sure to check back in again next Tuesday as we share more mosh pit stories from metal bands around the world. More...

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Pathology To Enter The Studio This Summer

San Diego’s Pathology has announced headlining tour dates for The Slaughter Survivors Summer tour 2012. Drummer Dave Astor stated, “We're excited to announce our next US run later this summer as part of the Slaughter Survivors Tour. This is going be to be a great run of dates with some cool, young bands. We're please to lead the way."

Pathology is currently on tour with Destruction and will head to the studio at the end of June to record a third Victory Records album. Daniel Castleman of Lambesis Studios, out of San Diego, will be at the helm of this recording process once again. The album is slated to be released October, 2012. The band's upcoming shows are as follows:

5/07–Albuquerque, NM @ Holigans w/ Warbringer
05/08- Denver, CO @ Casselman's
5/09–Kansas City, KS@ Beumont w/ Kittie, Blackguard, Warbringer
5/10-Chicago, IL @ Reggies Rock Club
5/11–Cudahy, WI @ The Blue Pig w/ Warbringer
5/12-Lansing, MI @ Blackend Moon Concert Hall
5/13-London, ON@ London Music Hall w/ Warbringer
5/14–Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electric
5/15–L’ancienne Lorette @ Imperial
5/17-Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
5/19-Toronto, ON, CA @ The Rockpile
5/20-Ottawa, ON, CA @ Mavericks
5/22-Pueblo, CO @ Kim's Pixie Inn
5/23–Las Vegas, NV @ Yayo’s w/ Warbringer
5/24-San Juan Capistrano, CA @ The Coach House
5/25–Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
5/27–Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
5/28–Vancouver, BC @ The Venue
5/30-Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
6/01–Ramona, CA @ Ramona Mainstage
6/02–Santa Clara, CA @ The Avalon
6/03–Hollywood, CA @ Key Club More...

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Within The Ruins Posts Studio Update

Within the Ruins has posted a studio video update online from the band's time working on a third Victory Records album. Check out the video clip below. You can also find the a pre-production video update posted online earlier this year at this location.

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Upon A Burning Body Releases New Lyric Video

Upon A Burning Body has released a new lyric video online for the song "Mimic," which is taken off the "Red.White.Green" album released last month. Check out the clip below. You can also listen to the previously posted song "Sin City" at this location.

Upon A Burning Body will also be playing the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival this summer alongside metal legends Slipknot, Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax, and many more. A listing of upcoming Upon A Burning Body tour dates are available here.

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Ptahil Posts New Video Clip Online

Indiana black metallers Ptahil recently completed their new full-length, "The Almighty Propagator Of Doom And Despair," which is set for release on December 21st, 2012 through Wraith Productions.

According to a press release, "The Almighty Propagator Of Doom And Despair" was "written and recorded in acknowledgement to the prison of life and the pursuit of true freedom." In conjunction with this news, Ptahil has released a new video for opening track “Satanicus Sabbathicus,” which was filmed during the recording session and live performance of the song. Check it out after the jump. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Satanicus Sabbathicus
2. Possessed By Death
3. Blood, Semen And Shit
4. Mors Aut Libertas
5. Pact With The Devil
6. The Almighty Propagator Of Doom And Despair
7. Hell Spells And Satanic Rituals More...

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Mercury Tide Reveals New Album Details

After a break of ten years, former Angel Dust vocalist Dirk Thurisch finally returns with his band Mercury Tide, which originally started as a side project and has grown to a full-fledged band.

The new Mercury Tide album "Killing Saw" will be released in Europe on May 25th, 2012 and in the U.S. on July 10th, 2012 through Limited Access Records. The track listing is as follows:

1. In The Shame Of Trust (Intro)
2. Killing Saw
3. Home
4. Searching
5. World Of Pain
6. Lord Of Memories
7. Out Of The Darkness
8. Alone In My Room
9. Satan Sister
10. You Cannot Save Me
11. No More Pain
12. Have No Fear More...

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Cannibal Corpse "Tortures" Nashville Audience

Cannibal Corpse is like a peanut butter & jelly sandwich if you think about it. I don’t mean literally, of course. The band has been around for 24 years with largely the same consistent sound. Every one of the records has been consistently outselling the one before it without the band ever selling out to be more commercially viable. The tours have been getting consistently longer due to worldwide demand. In all of these things, consistency is the staple. Cannibal Corpse has shown itself to be one of those universal constants like peanut butter & jelly, and both are widely accepted and can be mighty tasty if you’re in the mood for them.

As evidenced by the long line of black shirts seen up and down Elliston Place outside the Exit/In, Nashville, TN was having a Cannibal Corpse craving at the end of April. Fortunately for us, Cannibal Corpse just rolled into town with a few bands in tow: Exhumed, Abysmal Dawn, and Arkaik. More...

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Wallachia Signs With Debemur Morti Productions

Debemur Morti Productions has issued the following announcement about inking a deal with Norway's Wallachia for the release of a new album:

"For those of you who remember the amazing French label Velvet Music International, you might be familiar with Blut Aus Nord's hitherto label-brothers Wallachia.

"Emerging from the mind of Lars Stavdal in 1992, the one-man project has released a demo and two albums since then. The latest, 'Ceremony Of Ascension' (2009), presented a pretty modern face of Wallachia and received a warm reception from fans.

"Having inked a deal with Debemur Morti Productions, Lars is currently working on the third album, 'Shunya.'"

According to Lars, "'Shunya' is a very personal and gloomy record for me, taking more inspiration from my own life and experiences rather than exterior subjects. It dives further into the melancholic sound of Wallachia and contains a lot of bleak atmosphere. At the same time, it's faster and rawer. I'm enthusiastic about the songs and about the co-operation with Debemur Morti Productions."

Recording will take place in July at Stefan Traunmüller's Soundtempel Studio, with the album set for release by the end of the year.

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Betraeus Releases New Lyric Video

U.K. death metal act Betraeus has posted a lyric video for the brand new track "Rises" through Terrorizer magazine's website. Check out the clip here or in the player below.

The track is also available to download from Facebook in exchange for a "Like" at this location. You can also catch Betraeus this week supporting Scar Symetry and Xerath on tour. The dates are as follows:

09 May - Academy 2 - Islington
10 May - Moho - Manchester
11 May - Academy 2 - Bristol More...

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Anthrax Comments On Mayhem Fest Set List

When Anthrax was given the choice of playing this summer's Mayhem Main Stage or the festival's Jagermeister Stage, the band opted to headline the latter, and to do something special for the crowd.

Explained Anthrax's Charlie Benante, "We decided to pattern the Mayhem set on the kind of shows The Ramones used to do: a high-energy, non-stop barrage of hit, hit, hit, hit, hit. No lulls, no filler, totally in your face. We're going to be playing a supersonic-paced set loaded with the best of our best."

"We really like the idea of not 'playing to seats,'" added Scott Ian, "and we want our crowd to have the freedom to move around, to go crazy with us. Plus, we've been on the road together now for about two years, so we're tighter as a band than we've ever been. Our Mayhem set will be a fun, fast and furious 45-minutes, so they'd better have the EMTs on hand."

The following press release was also issued: "Since vocalist Joey Belladonna rejoined the Anthrax line up a little more than a year ago, Anthrax - Belladonna/vocals, Charlie Benante/drums, Scott Ian/guitar, Rob Caggiano/guitar, and Frank Bello/bass - has made one of the most impressive comebacks in rock'n'roll. As one of The Big Four, the original architects of speed and thrash-metal, Anthrax joined Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth during the summer of 2010 on a series of Big Four shows in ten European cities, followed by a Big Four show outside of Los Angeles at the Coachella site (April 2011), and the big 'homecoming' event for the New York-born-and-bred band members at Yankee Stadium last September.

"The band released Worship Music on September 13, 2011, its first new album in eight years and the first with Belladonna on vocals in twenty years. Worship Music debuted at #12 Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart, received stellar reviews that included being named one of the best albums of the year in media outlets such as Revolver, Guitar World, SPIN, Metal Assault, Metal Sucks, the UK's Classic Rock and Metal Hammer, Canada's Lithium, Lou Brutus' HardDrive, Eddie Trunk/VH1's 'That Metal Show,' and SiriusXM's Jose Mangin." More...

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The Sword Announces Warm Up Shows For Orion Fest

The Sword has announced six warm up shows routing to the Orion Music and More Festival in Atlantic City on June 23rd from their home base of Austin, Texas. Following the Orion Festival appearance, the band will commence recording their debut CD for Razor & Tie, scheduled for release in the fall.

The dates for the warm up shows are:

June 17 - Houston, TX - Fitzgeralds -
June 18 - New Orleans, LA - House of Blues Parish
June 19 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
June 20 - Raleigh, NC - Kings Barcade
June 21 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
June 22 - Westchester, PA - The Note

Direct support on all shows will be Red Fang. Honky will open the shows in Houston and New Orleans and Kyng will open the shows in Atlanta, Raleigh, Baltimore, and Westchester.

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Malice Streaming New Album Title Track

Today reformed U.S. metal icons Malice are pleased to premiere the title track from their forthcoming album "New Breed of Godz." The album is scheduled for a June 19th release via SPV/Steamhammer. Get a first listen to "New Breed of Godz" at this location, courtesy of Noisecreep.

Original members Jay Reynolds (guitars), Mick Zane (guitars) and Mark Behn (bass) entered the Silver Cloud Studios in Los Angeles together with new singer James Rivera (Helstar) and new drummer Pete Holmes (Black N´Blue) to re-record 8 of their classics and 4 new songs. The track listing is as follows:

1. New Breed Of Godz (new song)
2. Hell Rider
3. Against The Empire
4. Branded (new song)
5. Sinister Double
6. Circle Of Fire
7. Stellar Masters
8. Winds Of Death (Angel Of Light) (new song)
9. Air Attack
10. Chain Gang Woman
11. Slipping Through The Cracks (new song)
12. Godz Of Thunder

The album comes in a digipak with a bonus DVD, including:

- Rare live footage from 1987
- 3 live tracks from Keep It True Festival, Germany 2011
- Making of "New Breed Of Godz" album

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Windfaerer Reveals "Solar" EP Details

American blackened metal warriors Windfaerer will unleash a new EP entitled "Solar" within the coming weeks. The self released follow-up to the band’s "Tribus" debut was recorded with Bobby Torres at Frightbox Recording in Clifton, New Jersey and will include seven tracks of violent beauty laden with elements of black and melodic death metal while exuding a folkloric edge.

Comments guitarist/bassist/vocalist Michael Gonçalves of the record: “Solar is a tribute to the intangible and to those things that make life seem so hopeless, yet beautiful. The title represents a unity of the celestial and infernal forces that govern mankind. Compared to Tribus, the lyrics have become more personal and abstract. Solar is Windfaerer being a more confident entity.”

The "Solar" track listing is as follows:

1. The Mortal Flare
2. A Glimpse of Light
3. Worlds of the Self
4. Blackened Voids
5. A Moura Encantada
6. In the Shadow of Giants
7. The Morning Star More...

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Opeth Frontman Injured On Tour Bus

After rumors have circulated of Mikael Akerfeldt being in a car accident, the Opeth front man has now issued the following statement about being injured:

"Hi guys! I'm writing from beyond the grave. Seriously, I was not in a car crash and I haven't broken my arm. All that happened is I hit my head in mastodons tour bus as I was getting a new pair of (red) underwear out from my suitcase. Wish the story was more rock and roll, believe me.

"Anyways I split my head open down to the skullbone and had to be taken to the emergency. They gave me a bunch of shots in the wound, cleaned me up and stapled my head shut with 8 metal staples. Head is sore and if I smile it feels like the wound is gonna burst open again, but I'll be on stage by tomorrow again.

"I feel extremely disappointed that we couldn't play at the myth in Minneapolis, but paramedics told me I couldn't. We will reschedule the show for our next trip to the USA. So all rumors of me being in a car crash are false. I did crash my head into a car though, well...a bus really. Sorry for disappointing our fans in Minneapolis but I hope you understand. See you next time. Best."

A photo of the wound in question has been posted online via Facebook. In other news, Mikael Akerfeldt will soon be releasing the "Storm Corrosion" project with Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson.

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3 Inches Of Blood Posts "Metal Woman" Video

Canada's metal lords 3 Inches of Blood have teamed up with Loudwire.com to premiere the music video for their powerful song, "Metal Woman," taken from their new album, "Long Live Heavy Metal."

As Loudwire.com states, "'Metal Woman' isn't only a shriekingly awesome track by 3 Inches of Blood, but a lyrical tribute to the women who make every metalhead stick out their chest and put on their best 'tough guy face.'"

The music video for "Metal Woman" can be seen here or in the player below.

Starting in June, 3 Inches of Blood will hit the road with Municipal Waste and Black Tusk for a U.S. tour, and then head back to Canada for a headlining run. A full list of dates can be seen below. More...

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Korn Releases "Way Too Far" Video

Korn has posted a new video online for "Way Too Far," which is taken from "The Path of Totality," released via Roadrunner Records. The video clip, available below, was directed by Joshua Allen and produced by Sébastien Paquet. The track features 12th Planet and Flinch.

In other Korn news, the band was recently joined on stage by former member Brian "Head" Welch. Video from the reunion show can be found at this location.

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Mikael Akerfeldt Talks Storm Corrosion Project

Roadrunner Records has posted a new video clip online with Mikael Akerfeldt of Opeth discussing the Storm Corrosion project, covering such aspects as songwriting, production, whether the tracks will ever be played live, and more.

Check out the clip below. You can also find a previously posted video with Akerfeldt and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson, the other half of Storm Corrosion, at this location.

"Storm Corrosion" is due out May 8th via Roadrunner Records and the track listing is as follows:

1. Drag Ropes 9:52
2. Storm Corrosion 10:12
3. Hag 6:28
4. Happy 4:53
5. Lock Howl 6:09
6. Ljudet Innan 10:20

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Forbidden Issues Album Update

Craig Locicero of U.S. thrash act Forbidden has checked in with the following brief update about the progress of working on a new album and follow-up to "Omega Wave" (reviewed here):

"Sasha leaves the Bay to go back home and be with his family tomorrow and we unload the studio today. We got A LOT of work done towards the next Forbidden record this week.

"It's funny, I can't remember ever working as many days and hours in a row as we have. There is still much to do with the other guys, but we have some ripping material being conjured up!

"No two ways about it, this stuff is faster and much more thrashtastic then anyone would expect. I think we're off to a great start!"

For more on Forbidden and updates on the recording progress, head over to the band's Facebook profile.

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Nachtgeschrei Announces Album Track Listing

Nachtgeschrei's new digital best of album "Eine Erste Kerbe" will be released on May 18th, 2012 through Massacre Records. The band has now revealed the final track listing:

1. Herzschlag
2. Räuber Der Nacht
3. Glut In Euren Augen
4. Windfahrt
5. Fernweh
6. Der Meister
7. Ardeo
8. Muspilli
9. Herbst
10. Niob
11. Reise Zu Den Seen
12. An Mein Ende
13. Windstill

The album will be available on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Musicload and other digital music stores only. More...

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Sinister Realm Working On New Album

U.S. heavy metallers Sinister Realm have started working on their upcoming third studio album tentatively titled "World Of Evil." Some of the new song titles include "Cyber Villain," "Bell Strikes Fear," "World Of Evil," "Call Of The Night Wolf," and "Dark Angel Of Fate."

In other news, Sinister Realm has been recently confirmed for the Warriors of Metal Festival in Ohio, where the group will perform on June 30th.

The Pennsylvania-based squad released latest studio album "The Crystal Eye" in July of 2011 through Shadow Kingdom Records. You can check out a music video taken from the album, for the song "With Swords Held High," by heading over to this location.

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Incoming Cerebral Overdrive Streaming New Album

"Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift" — the third, explosive LP from Italian riffmanglers Incoming Cerebral Overdrive — is out this week worldwide via Supernatural Cat. In honor of the diverse, damaging new album’s release onto thrill-seeking audiophiles this week, Rock-A-Rolla Magazine is streaming "Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift" in its entirety at this location. The following press release was also issued about the release:

"Showcasing the progressively-charged act’s unique methodological bombast with nearly 50 minutes of unclassifiable aggro-technical metallic thunder, even more focused yet equally as potent as their previous releases, 'Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift' is an album that elevates the name Incoming Cerebral Overdrive from the cult depths they’ve roamed over recent years, its laser-induced riffs and neck-snapping time signatures will brand the name of the band into the brains of all who endure the journey of the ten tracks on the LP. Orders for the album can be placed via the Supernatural Cat Store right here."

ICO recently returned from a crushing European tour alongside the band's companions in Ufomammut, and is preparing for more live attacks in the months ahead. More...

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Saviour Posts New Lyric Video

Australian act Saviour has posted a new lyric video online for the song "Strength," which can be viewed below. The band also commented:

"We've been back in the studio preparing for the new album. This is just a taste of things to come. Add us on Facebook or download our debut album 'Once We Were Lions' through Skull & Bones Records/SHOCK at this location."

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Resist The Thought Posts New Album Teaser

Resist The Thought's new album "Sovereignty" will be available in stores and online through Skull And Bones Records/Shock Entertainment on May 18th, 2012. The label has now posted a teaser trailer online for "Sovereignty," which can be viewed below.

Pre-orders for the album can be found at this location, or you can check out the band's previously posted music video for "Extermination" by clicking here.

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A Sight For Sewn Eyes Streaming New Single

Canadian act A Sight For Sewn Eyes has posted the new song "Burnt Out" online, which can be heard in the YouTube player below. "Burnt Out" is taken from the upcoming album "Alone Together," due out June 26th, 2012.

The single can also be found online via Bandcamp, and further details on A Sight For Sewn Eyes are available at the band's Facebook profile.

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Affector Streaming New Album's Title Track

Progressive rock/metal act Affector is gearing up for the release of the band's debut album, "Harmagedon," which is due out on May 22nd (North America, May 21st Europe) via InsideOut Music.

Affector has now teamed up with Progrockmag.com to stream the album's title track. Check out "Harmagedon" at this location. The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Overture pt.1: Introduction
2. Overture pt.2: Prologue
3. Salvation
4. The Rapture
5. Cry Song
6. Falling Away & The Rise Of The Beast
7. Harmagedon
8. New Jerusalem More...

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Arch Enemy Featured On Malaysian TV

Arch Enemy, which recently released a new music video for "Under Black Flags We March," has now been featured on a Malaysian TV segment. Check out the clip below. Arch Enemy also commented:

"8TV Malaysia has posted a short video feature about Arch Enemy's performance in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 24, 2012.

"Arch Enemy are one of the few international metal bands who have played in Malaysia so far and definitely left a lasting mark there. Enjoy the clip below."

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The Midnight Ghost Train Streaming Song

Kansas blues/metal band The Midnight Ghost Train recently released its album "Buffalo" and is streaming the track "Foxhole" from it. "Buffalo" was produced by David Barbe, whose credits include R.E.M., Drive-By Truckers and Bob Mould. In March, the band joined Barbe at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Athens, Ga to record the album. The Midnight Ghost Train is currently on its thirteenth tour, which has criss-crossed the U.S. They have also toured Europe twice.

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Aeternam Posts New Album In-Studio Video

Canada's Aeternam has posted a new in-studio video clip online from the creation of the band's second album "Moongod." Check out the video studio blog below. For more details on Aeternam, head over to the band's official Facebook profile.

The album's track listing is as follows:

1. Moongod
2. Invading Jerusalem
3. Cosmogony
4. Iram of the Pillars
5. Rise of Arabia
6. Xibalba
7. Descent of Gods
8. Idol of the Sun
9. Hubal, Profaner of Light

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