TOTAL NEGATION: New Full-Length From Depressive Blackened Doom Project Out Today + Streaming In Full Via New Noise

With the release of Zeitzeuge, the latest full-length from TOTAL NEGATION officially available to the public today, New Noise Magazine is offering up the depressive blackened doom epic in its misery-making entirety. Led by the deranged sonic conjurings of chief sound manipulator Wiedergaenger, Zeitzeuge marks the third full-length from a project made of menacing tones […]

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TOTAL NEGATION: New Full-Length From Depressive Blackened Doom Project Out Today + Streaming In Full Via New Noise

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Burnt Belief Releases New Video Clip For "Semazen"

World renowned bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and guitarist/composer Jon Durant have released a music video for “Semazen,” taken from the duo’s collaborative ambient/instrumental release “Burnt Belief.” Check out the “Semazen” video below.

“The video concept follows from the theme of the album–questioning one’s belief systems, and letting go of superstitions,” said Durant, who also filmed and directed the video. “The woman in the video, after longing to be free of the shackles that have been placed upon her, is able to shed her inhibitions and live the life she wants to live.”

“Burnt Belief” was released on December 21st, 2012 through Alchemy Records. It is available on iTunes, CDBaby, Burning Shed and Amazon. The track listing is as follows:

1. Impossible Senses
2. Altitude
3. Prism
4. Bathasar’s Key
5. Uncoiled
6. Semazen
7. The Weight of Gravity
8. Arcing Towards Morning

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Lineup For New England Metal & Hardcore Festival Revealed

Promoter MassConcerts detailed the 2013 edition of the New England Metal & Hardcore Festival’s annual event at The Palladium in Worcester, Mass. The three day festival commences on Friday April 19, 2013, with a kick off event on Thursday, April 18th. The press release reads as follows:

“For the 2013 installment, the NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL will once again overthrow the historic venue, The Palladium, in Worcester, Massachusetts, this year marking the 15th anniversary of the iconic weekend-long gathering! The festivities will commence with a pre-party on April 18th, 2013 and the three official days of the fest following on the 19th, 20th, and 21st.

“Commented the festival’s founder Scott Lee of MassConcerts: ‘I am excited with how far we have come and am ecstatic for this to be on our 15th year! It has been a long, interesting journey. We always try to make it a memorable event and we really hope you all enjoy the festival this year.’

“With more than forty acts from all realms of the extreme music world already set to storm the two stages of NEW ENGLAND METAL & HARDCORE FESTIVAL XV — and with many more to be announced in the coming weeks — the confirmed headliners for the event will include Hatebreed, Opeth and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as legendary thrash titans Anthrax performing their Among The Living album in its entirety, as part of their headlining spot on the Metal Alliance Tour.

“View the full list of bands set to confirm this year below. Tickets for the event will go on sale next Wednesday, January 16th.”

The lineup includes:

Anthrax
Hatebreed
Opeth
Suicidal Tendencies
After The Burial
Alpha & Omega
Antagonist AD
Ark Of The Covenant
Black Breath
Born Of Osiris
The Contortionist
Dead By Wednesday
Death Before Dishonor
Ensiferum
Erra
Exodus
Expire
Fit For An Autopsy
Heidevolk
Hellsot
Holy Grail
I Declare War
Incendiary
Katatonia
Legion
The Mongoloids
Mother Of Mercy
Municipal Waste
No Mercy
Power Trip
Rude Awakening
Saving Grace
Shadows Fall
Suburban Scum
Those Who Fear
Trap Them
Trollfest
Twitching Tongues
Tyr
Within The Ruins
Xibalba

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Trailer For Debut LP "Mask Of Lies" Posted By MindMaze

Pennsylvania metal band MindMaze posted the first in a series of preview clips for the band’s debut LP “Mask of Lies.” The first clip focuses the first three tracks of the album. “Mask of Lies” will be self-released by the band on February 17, 2013. MindMaze was formerly known as Necromance and last released an EP entitled “Never Look Back” under the moniker in 2009. Vocalist Sarah Teets is formerly of the Florida band Alexandria.

The track listing for “Mask of Lies” is as follows:

1. Never Look Back
2. Breaking the Chains
3. This Holy War (streaming at this location)
4. Cosmic Overture
5. Fading Skies
6. Mask of Lies
7. Dark City
8. Remember
9. Destiny Calls

Check out the preview clip here:

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Preview For "Beneath The Surface" Posted By Alpha Tiger

German metal act Alpha Tiger posted a preview clip for the upcoming release “Beneath the Surface,” the band’s sophomore effort. The album is scheduled for release on January 28th in Europe and February 5th, 2013 in North America (digital only in North America with European imports available through CM Distro).

The track listing for “Beneath the Surface” is as follows:

1. Intro
2. The Alliance
3. From Outer Space (see music video here)
4. Waiting For A Sign
5. Beneath The Surface
6. Along The Rising Sun
7. Eden Lies in Ruins
8. Rain
9. Crescent Moon
10. We Came From The Gutter

Check out the preview clip here:

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Nightfall Streaming New Single "Colonize Cultures"

Greek symphonic metallers Nightfall have released the second single from their upcoming new album “Cassiopeia.” Legacy Magazine is hosting the stream of new song “Colonize Cultures,” which can be heard over here or in the player below.

Nightfall comments on the song as follows: “The wheel of human race is moving towards by instinct. Slowly like a ferocious heavy tank roaring in muddy terrain and bravely like an astronaut in his capsule traveling to no man land. The creation of new lanes to earthly havens for the countless of restless souls to follow enormously is a fascinating old story. The Colonization is an unstoppable process that soon will reach extraterrestrial lands. A new Culture is imperative for smooth transition to the new era.”

“Cassiopeia” will be released January 22nd in North America and the track listing is as follows:

1. Phaethon
2. Oberon & Titania
3. Colonize Cultures
4. The Nightwatch
5. Stellar Parallax
6. Hubris
7. The Reptile Gods
8. Hyperion
9. Akhenaton, the 9th Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty
10. The Sand Reckoner
11. Astropolis

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Heavenwood Posts More 20th Anniversary Show Footage

After releasing a series of clips from the band’s recent 20th anniversary show, Portuguese act Heavenwood has now posted another video online featuring backstage footage. Check out the YouTube clip below, which also includes on-stage shots of the band’s performance.

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

German metal icons Helloween posted the first part of a thirteen part track-by-track video series featuring commentary by the band on all the songs on the forthcoming LP “Straight Out if Hell” leading up to the release of “Straight Out of Hell” 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 (check out music video here)
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 1: Nabataea” can be seen here:

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December Flower Splits With Guitarist Michael Tybussek

Germany’s December Flower has checked in with the following announcement about parting ways with guitarist Michael Tybussek:

“Bad news at the end of the year. Michael has unfortunately decided to leave the band. Because of that we are also forced to cancel our performance at the release party of our friends from Fragments Of Unbecoming. We’re very sorry for all those who have been looking forward to that, but nevertheless it will surely become a night to remember.

“We are therefore looking for a dedicated guitarist who can bring himself into songwriting and is anything but a beginner. What else do you need to bring? You should more than just identify with our style and be able to put the necessary passion into the band.

“Preferably you should come from the Ruhr Area / Germany. Furthermore you should be flexible and motivated to play live gigs. Are you interested? Send an email to decemberflower@online.de or contact us on Facebook here. Nevertheless we wish everybody all the best for the new year. Thanks for your support.”

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Svart Crown Streaming "Witnessing the Fall," Finishing Recording Of New Album

French act Svart Crown has completed the drum, guitar, and bass recording sessions for an upcoming new album, with the vocals to be recorded later this month.

In anticipation of the upcoming as-yet-untitled release, the band has now posted previous album “Witnessing the Fall” online for streaming via Bandcamp. Listen to the songs below, and the track listing is as follows:

1. Where The Light Ends 01:34
2. Colosseum 02:57
3. Dogs Of God 04:11
4. Nahash The Temptator 05:15
5. Here Comes Your Salvation 03:37
6. Into A Demential Sea 04:18
7. An Eternal Descent 06:15
8. Strengh Higher Than Justice 03:51
9. Incestuous Breath 04:55
10. Of Sulphur And Fire 08:06

WITNESSING THE FALL by SVART CROWN

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