Mournful Congregation Announces "The Unspoken Hymns" Release

This September, 20 Buck Spin will unleash onto North American audiences an amassed collection of long out-of-print material from Australian funeral doom icons Mournful Congregation.

Set for official release on in CD and high-quality digital download on September 20th, 2011, this collective release, entitled “The Unspoken Hymns,” bears five tracks previously only available via a limited edition run of vinyl only splits. The disc also includes a new, remixed version of the song “Left Unspoken,” as well as a cover of Thergothon’s song “Elemental.”

The Unspoken Hymns track listing is as follows:

1. Left Unspoken (new version)
2. The Epitome Of Gods And Men Alike
3. A Slow March To The Burial
4. Descent Of The Flames
5. Elemental (Thergothon cover)

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Trapped Under Ice Reveals New Album "Big Kiss Goodnight" Details

Hardcore act Trapped Under Ice has announced the band’s upcoming full-length album “Big Kiss Goodnight” will see release through Good Fight Music on October 11th, 2011. The album also boasts production credits from New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert. Reaper Records is partnering with Good Fight Music on the launch and is scheduled to release a special vinyl version of the record.

“You know what it is; Trapped Under ice, Chad Gilbert, and Paul Miner up in the studio recording the hardest TUI record to date, Big Kiss Goodnight,” states guitarist Sam Trapkin. “We hope ya’ll are familiar with the mosh pit because that’s what this thing is about.”

You can also check out footage of Trapped Under Ice in the studio working on “Big Kiss Goodnight” by heading over here.

Trapped Under Ice is:

Justice Tripp – Vocals
Sam Trapkin – Guitar
Brad Hyra – Guitar
Jared Carman – Bass
Brendan Yates – Drums

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Stand Your Ground Streaming New Song "Nautilus"

Kingsport, TN’s Stand Your Ground has made the track “Nautilus” available for streaming online. The track is taken from the band’s debut album “Despondenseas.” You can check out the song by heading over to the band’s Facebook page.

The new album “Despondenseas” is set to hit stores on August 16th, 2011 through Rite Of Passage/Mediaskare Records.

Formed in 2007, the Tennessee based band quickly made a name for itself on the eastern side of the U.S. through relentless touring alongside bands like It Prevails, Life On Repeat, Sovereign Strength, and more. You can also check out footage of the band’s time recording new material in the clip below.

Stand Your Ground Studio Video Blog

STAND YOUR GROUND | Myspace Music Videos

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Communic Streaming New Song "Denial" Online

Norwegian metal act Communic has uploaded the track “Denial” for streaming, which is taken from the band’s upcoming “The Bottom Deep” album. Head over to the Nuclear Blast Facebook page at this location to check out the song. “The Bottom Deep” will be released on July 22nd, 2011.

Guitarist and band mastermind Oddleif Stensland commented the new material:

“I was asked to write a track by track commentary on our new album, but found it to be quite difficult. This is a concept album, based on one specific incident in my life, and splitting it into short comments for each song made no sense right now. It is all dealing with a personal close encounter by death that suddenly came all to close, when someone really close to me passed away way to early. This incident left so many unanswered questions about life and death behind, and all these thoughts and feelings came back to me in form of the words and songs on this album. It is not easy to talk or describe to detailed, but expressing myself through music is easier for me, and it is all written between the lines, so the deeper meaning of the album can be explored by those who feel like it. It is a much darker theme then I have ever done before, and everything is far more personal then I never thought I would be.

“Writing this album has been like going to a ‘shrink,’ it has been more like therapy session for me, something that I just had to do, no matter what people would think of it in the end. I hope I don’t have to do another album like this again, even dough I love these songs, and the outcome of the album is for me fantastic – it will be a statement in my life forever, and I am proud of my courage to actually go through with this. Those who cares to read the lyrics and put themselves into the situation will get an even deeper album, even dough the songs will work great on their own as well for those who just like to listen so some interesting mind-twisting-metal tunes.”

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The track listing is as follows:

1. Facing Tomorrow
2. Denial
3. Flood River Blood
4. Voyage Of Discovery
5. In Silence With My Scars
6. My Fallen
7. Destroyer Of Bloodlines
8. Wayward Soul
9. The Bottom Deep
10. Bonus Track: In Union We Stand

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The Paramedic Posts "The Sixth Seal" Music Video

Dayton, OH metalcore experience The Paramedic and AOL’s Noisecreep.com recently debuted the brand new music video for the track, “The Sixth Seal,” which is cut from the band’s recently released EP, “The Devil In Me.” The video was directed and edited by Graham Fielder and be viewed below or by heading over to Noisecreep.com.

“Making the video for ‘The Sixth Seal’ was fucking rad,” states vocalist Michael Luciano. “We partied all night before, didn’t go to sleep and then had to be on the set at 7 in the morning… it was quite the experience and we feel everything went great. Director Graham Fielder was awesome to work with and hopefully we’ll get to work with him again in the future. We feel like Graham really knew what we were looking for and how to best capture The Paramedic for who we are.”

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Skindred Announces Summer Festival Appearances

U.K. act Skindred has announced several upcoming summer festival appearances. The details are as follows:

August:
12th Relentless Board Masters Festival (headlining the Vans Stage)

September
2nd Bingley Music Live
4th Merthyr Rock Festival

Skindred also recently posted the “Cut Dem” music video online, which can be found by heading over to this location. Footage of Skindred performing live at Sonisphere Switzerland is available below.

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All Shall Perish Streaming Entire New Album "This Is Where It Ends"

Northern California extreme metal act All Shall Perish has teamed up with MetalSucks.net to stream the band’s upcoming fourth studio album, “This is Where it Ends,” in its entirety. Head over to this location for an exclusive sneak preview of “This is Where it Ends” before it hits stores next week on July 26th through Nuclear Blast Records.

The album’s track listing is as follows:

1. Divine Illusion
2. There Is Nothing Left
3. Procession of Ashes
4. A Pure Evil
5. Embrace the Curse
6. Spineless
7. The Past Will Haunt Us Both
8. Royalty into Exile
9. My Retaliation
10. Rebirth
11. The Death Plague
12. In this Life of Pain

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Warmachine Signs To JMD Records For Release Of "Left For Dead"

Warmachine has announced the band has inked a new record deal with JMD Records for the release of the group’s upcoming sophomore album.

In a recent statement posted online, Warmachine revealed the new album will be titled “Left For Dead.” The album is currently set to drop on July 23rd through JMD Records.

In the mean time, you can check out Warmachine songs available for streaming and find more information on the band by heading over to the official Warmachine Facebook or MySpace profiles.

The “Left For Dead” track listing is as follows:

1. Moving On
2. We’re the Chemical
3. Chalk Lines and Bones
4. Alive
5. Fallacy
6. Too Late
7. Inevitable Crash
8. Loved and Lost
9. Forgive and Forget You
10. Left for Dead
11. A New Beginning

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Massive Assault Live "Plead Not Guilty" Footage Available Online

Footage has made its way online of Dutch metal act Massive Assault performing the song “Plead Not Guilty” live. You can check out the footage in the player below. “Plead Not Guilty” is taken off the band’s 2006 EP “Conflict.”

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