Six Reasons To Kill Announces New Album To Be Released In March

Six Reasons To Kill will be releasing a new album Massacre Records in late March 2013, and the label also commented:

“Who’s ready for a new Six Reasons To Kill album? Good, because the guys already finished their upcoming album in late November 2012! It was recorded at Germany’s Kohlekeller Studio in Seeheim-Jugenheim with Kristian “Kohle” Kohlmannslehner. Enjoy a few impressions on the band’s Facebook page here. There are also two studio diaries available below.

“Besides playing at the Matador Festival in D

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New Track "Dismantling" Streaming From Skineater Debut LP

Swedish death metal outfit Skineater, a group featuring the likes of Steel Attack vocalist/bassist Stefan Westerberg (Bass), Ex-Dark Funeral drummer Matte Modin, Ex-In Thy Dreams guitarist Håkan Stuvemark, are streaming the new track “Dismantling.” The song appears on the band’s debut effort “Dermal Harvest,” which is set for release on February 19, 2013 via Pulverised Records.

The track listing for “Dermal Harvest” is:

1. Dismantling
2. He Was Murdered
3. Drifting
4. Your Life is Mine (streaming over here)
5. Made of Godsick
6. A Thousand Dead Faces
7. Solitude Discord
8. Bring Them
9. Stab
10. Through the Empire

Check out “Dismantling” here:

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Raven X Finishes Work On Debut Album

Ohio’s Gothic death metal act Raven X has issued the following announcement about finishing work on a new album:

“We are happy to announce that the debut CD has been completed. We have finished all of the recordings for the album and the mixing and mastering processes have also been completed. We are very excited with the final versions of the songs and we are looking forward to everyone hearing them very soon. Thank you all for your patience in waiting for the CD!! The wait is almost over!!

“We would like to take this opportunity to announce that the artwork for the CD has been created by Maira Pedroni. We are extremely happy to have an artist of Maira’s caliber creating our CD cover. Please be sure to stop by Maira’s website and check out her work!! Also, please stop by Maira’s art pages on Facebook and on Google+ and give them a like!!

“We would also like to thank Dave Ray for photographing our new promo pictures. The pictures turned out great and a few more of them will be posted soon. Links to Dave’s photography page will be shared from the Raven X facebook page in the near future.

“Our next blog will feature album details such as the announcement of the CD’s release date, song titles and cover artwork. Be sure to subscribe to this blog to be sure to receive updates as soon as they are made public. Have a great holiday season everyone!!”

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Unconscious Disturbance Streaming "Mind’s Corner" Album Online

Unconscious Disturbance has posted the band’s “Mind’s Corner” album online for streaming. You can listen to the songs in the player below, or buy the album at Bandcamp here. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. The Condor 09:02
2. Key Club 03:34
3. Flip 09:56
4. Chameleon 06:02
5. Musa 06:35
6. Void 08:35
7. Benign 06:46
8. The Valley 15:30

Mind’s Corner by Unconscious Disturbance

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Part Four Of Track-By-Track Videos For New LP "Straight Out Of Hell" Posted By Helloween

German metal icons Helloween posted the forth part of a thirteen part track-by-track video series featuring commentary by the band on all the songs from the forthcoming LP “Straight Out if Hell” leading up its release on January 18, 2013 (EU) and January 22, 2013 (North America) via The End Records.

The track listing for “Straight Out of Hell” is as follows:

1. Nabataea
2. World of War
3. Live Now!
4. Far from the Stars
5. Burning Sun
6. Waiting for the Thunder
7. Hold Me in Your Arms
8. Wanna Be God
9. Straight Out of Hell
10. Asshole
11. Years
12. Make Fire Catch the Fly
13. Church Breaks Down
14. Another Shot of Life (Bonus Track)
15. Burning Sun (Hammond version) (Dedicated to Jon Lord) (Bonus Track)

The first track-by-track video, “Day 4: Far From the Stars” can be seen here:

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Heaven’s Cry Streaming "Komma" Off Upcoming "Primal Power Addiction" Re-Issue

Canadian progressive metallists Heaven’s Cry have premiered the song “Komma” from the upcoming reissue of their second album, “Primal Power Addiction,” through Give the track a listen right here.

The first two Heaven’s Cry releases, “Food For Thought Substitute” and follow-up “Primal Power Addiction,” will be reissued by Prosthetic Records on January 8th, following the success of the band’s recently released comeback album “Wheels of Impermanence.”

Both of the reissues feature revamped artwork and have been newly remixed by Yannick St-Amand (Despised Icon, Beneath The Massacre, Kataklysm) and remastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Katatonia, Symphony X). You can pre-order both albums on the Prosthetic IndieMerch store.


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‘Kin Hell Fest 2013 Band Lineup Announced

A new 3 day festival has hit the scene in the shape of ‘Kin Hell Fest, which will be happening in Leeds, UK on April 26th – 28th at The Templeworks. The new festival brings together 35 bands, currently with Winterfylleth, Man Must Die, and Rompeprop (playing an exclusive one off UK show, from Holland) as the three headliners.

The full lineup can be found below, and further info is available at the festival’s website or Facebook page. The organizers of the event also commented:

“There will also be one room dedicated to some immense distros and all the bands’ merch stalls and art stalls, good choices of well priced drinks, food to suit vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters, a big chill out area, all within just a few minutes of the train and bus stations.

“There are 4 more cracking bands to be announced, word on that soon, full weekend tickets and individual day tickets are available right now on the website and selling very well, so don’t miss out, 500 capacity gig room.”

Winterfylleth – Diascorium – Gore – Ravenage – Magpyes – Wode – Rectal Implosion

Rompeprop – The Afternoon Gentlemen – Bong – Alkerdeel – Palehorse – A Den Of Robbers – Ishmael – Flayed Disciple – Cancerous Womb – The Atrocity Exhibit – Regurgitate Life – Acolyte – Prolefeed – Nu, Pogodi! – Masochist

Man Must Die – Foetal Juice – A Forest Of Stars – Horsebastard – Iron Witch – The Day Man Lost – Sloth Hammer – DSDNT – Envoys

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Sannhet Signs With Sacrament Music To Release "Known Flood"

The dawn of 2013 also saw the birth of a brand new indie record label, founded by the owners of Brooklyn’s dark music institution and watering hole, Saint Vitus Bar: welcome Sacrament Music.

“Sacrament’s mission is to proliferate the culture that is experienced by thousands every year at our club through recordings, merchandise, mixtapes, and of course EPIC shows” states the label’s freshly launched website.

The Sacrament Music/Saint Vitus crew brought local outfit and close cohorts Sannhet on board, and have locked down the label’s maiden release. Founded in late 2010, the instrumental trio known as Sannhet has amassed a diehard audience within Brooklyn’s broad underground music circuit through their abundant live performances throughout the borough, always choreographed with electrifying visuals.

“Known Flood,” Sannhet’s sprawling debut LP, features nearly forty-five minutes of their electrified post-metal, fueled with domineering riff-building movements and intense percussive hostility, unifying in a slightly blackened and trance-inducing atmospheric style. The LP was captured by Colin Marston (Krallice, Behold… The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia) and mastered by Carl Saff. Sacrament Music will release the album digitally and on LP, the pressing limited to 500 with 100 on colored wax. Preorders are available here.

Today, BrooklynVegan is hosting a video for the opening track from “Known Flood,” titled “Absecon Isle,” created by Sannhet’s bassist AJ Annunziata. Get your first listen to the album and more right here. The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Absecon Isle
2. Safe Passage
3. Invisible Wounds
4. Endless Walls
5. Moral
6. Slow Ruin
7. Haunches
8. Still Breathing
9. Flatlands

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Arjen Lucassen To Guest On Avantasia Album "The Mystery Of Time"

Avantasia founder Tobias Sammet has announced the next guest on the band’s upcoming CD will be Arjen A. Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance). Sammet comments:

“To me he used to be what John D. Rockerduck is to Scrooge McDuck: An adamant long time rival; in our case when it comes to producing Rock Operas. Well, if you can’t beat your enemy make him your ally! And so I opened the door and literally invited pestilence into my world, ha!

“Seriously, the truth is that the ‘pestilence’ I’m talking about is really one of the nicest, coolest and loveliest plagues I’ve ever come to know, an ambitious artist through and through and a real great guitar player. So, having just come back from a shopping tour in 2912 – where apparently he found himself a brand new pair of bad-ass pants & boots – he went into the studio to record some additional lead guitar for the forthcoming Avantasia album ‘The Mystery Of Time:’ Ayreon mastermind Arjen Anthony Lucassen.”

In March 2013 the new Avantasia Rock Opera “The Mystery Of Time” will be released on CD and vinyl. The album is going to feature guest stars such as Biff Byford (Saxon), Michael Kiske (Unisonic, ex-Helloween), Bruce Kulick (ex-Kiss, ex-Meat Loaf), Russell Gilbrook (Uriah Heep), Arjen A. Lucassen (Ayreon, ex-Vengeance) and the German Film Orchestra Babelsberg. More musicians will be announced soon.

Watch a new clip with sound snippets at this location. The band’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

13.04.2013 (CH) Pratteln – Z7
14.04.2013 (CH) Pratteln – Z7
16.04.2013 (I) Milan – Alcatraz
18.04.2013 (D) Ludwigsburg – MPH Arena
19.04.2013 (D) Kaufbeuren – All – Karthalle
20.04.2013 (D) Fulda – Esperanto Halle
22.04.2013 (D) Berlin – Tempodrom
23.04.2013 (D) Hamburg – tba
25.04.2013 (D) Oberhausen – Turbinenhalle
26.04.2013 (D) Lichtenfels – Stadthalle

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New Track "Sequel" Streaming From Nhorizon

Italian progressive metal band Nhorizon is streaming the new song “Sequel.” The song appears on the band’s latest EP “Nightstalkers” which is was released this past Halloween. The band features Ex-Eldritch keyboard player Fabrizio Muratori and Ex-Athena drummer Alessandro Brandi. Check out the title track streaming over at this location.

For more information on where to purchase “Nightstalkers,” head over to the band’s official Facebook page. Check out “Sequel” here:

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